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Umbria

Posted on gen 17, 2014

Umbria

Umbria one of the ” 10 BEST WINE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2014″ USA  MAGAZINE ” WINE ENTHUSIAST “, crowned the land of Sagrantino. Torgiano, Montefalco, Orvieto……, are among the top world wine tourism destinations.Umbria. A recognition that comes with the affirmation of the Umbrian wine production , but also the beauty of the landscapes and the rich history of the area, as explained by Kerin O’Keefe, “Italian ” editor of the magazine: ” unlike other tourist destinations in Italy more known , the hills and valleys of Umbria, covered with...

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Rome tours in the moonligh

Posted on mag 10, 2013

Rome tours in the moonligh

From May 2nd to November 2nd, 2013 every Thursday and Saturday returns “The Moon of the Colosseum”: an evocative lighting of the Coliseum will give more prominence to the underground galleries and arches inside the monument symbol of Rome.   During the night opening from 8,20 pm to midnight you can explore the Coliseum immersed in a special magical atmosphere!! don’t miss the...

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A stroll in Rome – History, eating and shopping

Posted on mar 29, 2013

A stroll in Rome – History, eating and shopping

          Around Navona Sq., there are many lesser known streets, but very rich in history, with excellent shopping and dining opportunities like Via dell’ Orso, located in the district named “rione Parione”, between the Tiber and Piazza Navona, so called because of the name of an ancient Inn where pilgrims stopped, the street is very picturesque and conveys a sense of peace, offers excellent restaurants, for example the famous “Convivio” of the famous chef Troiani, but also historic taverns as the Orso 80 (bear 80), for a quick and...

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Sistine Chapel Tour

Posted on mar 19, 2013

Sistine Chapel Tour

Finally after the Conclave and the election of the 226 Pope, the Sistine Chapel will be reopened to the public. It will again be possible to admire two unique Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the Last Judgment and the Creation. The Creation was painted in only four years, Michelangelo started in 1508, the Pope Julius II who commissioned the decoration understood that Michelangelo had not only talent but he was a genius, that is the reason why the Pope was very tolerant with the temperamental artist. According to historians Michelangelo...

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SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”

Posted on mar 12, 2013

SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”

SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”   Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 4.30 pm the “Conclave” will start in the Sistine Chapel. The Cardinals that will participate are 115, after the procession from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel with songs of Litany of Saints and the “Veni Creator” the Cardinals will pronounce the oath before the meditation and the vote. Curiosity: The longest “Conclave” ever held was the one that took place in Viterbo, a beautiful medieval town north of Rome, it lasted two years and nine months. After eighteen...

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AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL

Posted on mar 5, 2013

AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN &  SISTINE CHAPEL

AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL Following the huge success of the past year, from June to October 2013 every Friday the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel will be also open in the evening from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm (last entrance 9.30 pm). The public will have the great opportunity to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel “Under the...

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Undergroud Rome

Posted on gen 8, 2013

Undergroud Rome

In Rome there are more than 70 underground sites, some of them are open daily to the public, for others you need a special permit. Some of these sites are mithraeums, temples dedicated to god Mithras. Recently was opened to the public after 10 years of restoration  the mithreum of Caracalla, located beneath the famous Caracalla Baths. The temple is an “unicum”,  the only mithreum where there is the presence of the ” fossa sanguinis”, a well in which the initiate was dropped and received the hot blood of the sacrificed bull. According to this worship, which had its...

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THE DAYS OF ROME

Posted on dic 6, 2012

THE DAYS OF ROME

Exhibition of ancient Roman art on display at the Capitoline Museums The age of balance, is the third installment of the “days of Rome” cycle, of a project dedicated to the timeless story of Rome, from the Republican Era to Late Antiquity, the time when Rome reached her maximum splendor in terms of wealth, power and peace under the reign of four rulers: Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius. A grand artistic splendor, during which a rare social and political equilibrium was reached between Rome and its...

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Art for sale

Posted on ott 23, 2012

Art for sale

5 – 14 October Palazzo Venezia The event will be housed in the magnificent and historic Palazzo Venezia. It has been described the ” trimph of beauty” Rome’s biannual antique fair extravaganza, the most impressive collection of antiques and art for sale. Seventy of the world’s most prestigious antique dilers have been invited to partecipate. Masterpieces of sculptures, painyings, jewellry, home décor and applied arts. Some truly extraordinary pieces like: a 3rd -century marble bust, paintings by Guercino and Filippo...

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LEONARDO DA VINCI – THE GENIUS AND THE INVENTIONS

Posted on ott 23, 2012

LEONARDO DA VINCI – THE GENIUS AND THE INVENTIONS

Exhibition Til May 2015 Leonardo Da Vinci – The Genius and the inventions The exhibition take plase in the famous Palazzo della Cancelleria (By Campo de Fiori) Desplayed almost fifty machines invented by the genius Leonardo Da Vinci. Machines for flying, like the precursor of parachute, a bicycle, a hydraulic saw and many other inventions. All the machines wolk and may be touched and tried, offering visitors an intense perceptive experience that will unleash emotional and cognitive mechanisms and establish a profound relationship with the whole subjest of...

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PLACES, FIGURES AND STILL LIFES

Posted on set 19, 2012

PLACES, FIGURES AND STILL LIFES

Works from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale Via Francesco Crispi November 19, 2011 – September 30, 2012 Contemporary arts of the XX and XXI century The first exhibition after the reopening of the Galleria proposes three itineraries focusing on key themes that run through the whole chronological span of the collection, presenting the masterpieces in an absolutely unprecedented perspective. The three thematic sections, each occupying one of the building’s floors, concern the Figure (and its many aspects); places (in particular views and visions of Rome); and The Shape...

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Trajan Markets

Posted on giu 22, 2012

Trajan Markets

Come l’acqua come l’oro…like water like gold- Rosa Gisladottir   June 22, 2012 – September 23, 2012 Contemporary arts of the XX and XXI century A reflection on the contrast between the glories of the past and the consumerism of the present, with the outcomes and consequences in the future, this is the idea behind Rosa Gisladotti’s project. The Markets of Trajan are the ideal backdrop for her artworks made of plastic, Plexiglas, aluminium, water, ink, combining the legacy of the past and its finds with  currently used materials. These “primary objects” –...

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ROMAN SACRED IMAGES

Posted on gen 4, 2012

ROMAN SACRED IMAGES

Walking around Rome’s city centre is possible to admire many sacred images, most of them representing the Madonna of perpetual help, are located by buildings corners and named by the Romans “Madonnelle” little Madonnas. Probably their origin comes from a very ancient pagan worship, since the VII century B.C. shrines dedicated to the “Lari”, household gods, were located by street corners as a form of protection. At the beginning of the IV century A.D. the pagan idols were replaced with christian ones, mostly dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Originally located only...

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MUSIC AT TEATRO MARCELLO

Posted on giu 3, 2011

MUSIC AT TEATRO MARCELLO

Roman Nights at Teatro Marcello 4 June – 2 October The fascinating archeological area of Teatro Marcello hosts also this year events like classical music, poetry and theatre in the area which has hosted scenic games and sacred rite for over 20 centuries. Pianists, flutists, guitarists, violinists, opera singers alternate on stage, giving life to a colorful medley of music which willl become the unfurgettable soundtrack of the Roman Summers. Info @...

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