Festivals

Flowers and poetry in Pienza

“Pienza and flowers” is a flower and plant trade fair held every year in the name’s gorgeous Renaissance town in the province of Siena....

Floracult, nature takes center stage a few kilometers from Rome

Floracult is gearing up for its 6th edition, to be held on April 24-26 in “I Casali del Pino”, part of the beautiful Parco...

Vulandra kites: beauty in the wind

Every year, Gruppo Aquilonisti Vulandra makes beauty soar in the skies above Ferrara with its awesome works of art. Since 1980, when the original group...

Uberto Bonetti and the Viareggio Carnival

In 1930, Uberto Bonetti (1909-1993) invented Burlamacco, the Viareggio Carnival mascot, after working on a modern reinterpretation of classic Commedia dell’Arte characters for a...

Festa del Torrone in Cremona, from sweets to violins

The Festa del Torrone in Cremona is a festival dedicated to Italy’s favorite Christmas nougat (‘torrone’). This year’s edition pairs the traditional sweet with...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...