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pisa cathedral
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Past Italia! Pisa Cathedral

This fine example of Romanesque architecture is largely ignored, thanks to a mistake that occurred in its grounds… Photo by Getty Images Ask anyone what they know about Pisa and they’ll mention its Leaning More...

pulsano abbey
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Past Italia: Abbazia di Santa Maria di Pulsano

Pulsano Abbey stands on the spur of Italy’s heel in the Gargano area of Puglia, overlooking the Gulf of Manfredonia Photo by Getty Images There has been an abbey at this location on the Gargano promontory since More...

Palazzo Donn'Anna, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Past Italia: La Villa Donn’Anna

This historic but dilapidated residence sits on the Posillipo coast in Naples, west of the Mergellina harbour, some way beyond the Castel dell’Ovo… Photo by Getty Images The Villa Donn’Anna takes its name More...

Ostia Antica, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Past Italia: Ostia Antica

The Mithraic Mysteries was once the predominant religious practice in Rome, and some archeological remains of this pre-Christian religion still survive… Photo by Getty Images Before Constantine converted to Christianity More...

Piazza del Campidoglio with statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Past Italia: Marcus Aurelius on horseback

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands centre stage in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio… Photo by Getty Images One of the few stipulations that the Pope made when he commissioned Michelangelo to redesign More...

snow in Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Past Italia: Snowfall in Rome

It snowed in Rome last February, and in 2012, though historically it’s actually quite a rare event… Photo by Getty Images This photograph was taken on Monday 26th February 2018, after the ‘Beast from the More...

Piazza della Signoria, Florence
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Past Italia: Piazza della Signoria

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria is named after its palazzo, which is now also known as the Palazzo Vecchio Photo by Getty Images The Duomo may be the more famous Florence landmark, but the Piazza della Signoria More...

Italian steam train
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Past Italia: The Railways of Italy

The development of a national rail network in Italy coincided with the unification of the country The first railway line in Italy ran (and indeed still does) between Naples and Portici in what was then the Kingdom More...

Catacombs of San Gennaro, Naples
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Past Italia! Catacombs of San Gennaro

In Naples, where history is told through layers of earth, an ancient tomb offers a window to the distant past… Deep beneath the streets of northern Naples, on the slopes leading up to Capodimonte, in the area More...

Santa Maria del Monte, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Past Italia: Santa Maria del Monte

La Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte climbs to the church of St Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone, Sicily   The Church of Saint Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone dates back to the 12th-century; its staircase More...