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Unfortunate lovers at the Bardi Castle

Like all reputable historical fortresses, the Bardi Castle, in Parma, is home to a few ghosts. To be exact, it is haunted by the spirits...

Travel to ancient Rome, today

After its first successful edition in 2014, the educational show series “Viaggi nell’Antica Roma” is back! And with 140,000 visitors just since the inauguration...

Wagner at Palazzo De Gregorio

Richard Wagner wrote the third act of his “Parsifal” in the lavish palazzo portrayed in the gallery below. It was 1882: the German musician...

The deserted beauty of the Terme Alte in Porretta

Porretta Terme – a hamlet in the municipality of Alto Reno Terme, in the metropolitan area of Bologna – flaunts a handful of ancient...

The Basilica of Santa Giulia: intact wonder

Nobody knows for sure the year the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Giulia di Bonate Sotto, in the province of Bergamo, was founded. It was...

Palazzo Pisani and Venice’s Conservatory

Palazzo Pisani di Santo Stefano, home to the “Benedetto Marcello” State Conservatory of Music, is one of Venice’s most fascinating buildings. Built in 1614-1615 on...

The wonders of Bologna’s Archiginnasio

Today, Bologna’s Archiginnasio – seat of the Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the western world, between 1563 and 1803 – is home...

The Pontignano Charterhouse and Gian Galeazzo Visconti’s admiration

Legend has it that in 1389, the Duke of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti wanted to build a Charterhouse in Pavia – what is now...

The library of the Società Geografica Italiana

The Società Geografica Italiana (Italian Geographical Society) is headquartered in the beautiful 17th-century building that was once the residence of Duke Ciriaco Mattei, a...

Rays of light for Saint Urban

Every year on May 25, an amazing light phenomenon occurs at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Urban – in the municipality of Apiro, Macerata:...

The long history of Palazzo Citterio

Welcome to Milan’s Palazzo Citterio – an 18th-century building that faces Via Brera on one side and is right next to the Botanical Gardens...

The Temple of Saint Emidio at the Grottoes and the bishop’s miracle

The Temple of Saint Emidio at the Grottoes, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, is a baroque structure from the early 18th century, named...

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...