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By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Cattedrale di San Martino – Past Italia

A calling point for pilgrims from the north on their way to Rome, Lucca Cattedrale or Cathedral is the resting place of one of the most important holy images of the Middle Ages… Saint Martin’s Cathedral in More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Frescoes of Tolentino – Past Italia

Although its origins are the subject of perpetual debate, the remarkable cycle of frescoes that adorns Tolentino’s Basilica di San Nicola holds enduring appeal for visitors to Le Marche Who painted the 14th-century More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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The Arsenale – Past Italia

In the eastern Castello district of Venice lies a huge dockyard where revolutionary building techniques took shipbuilding and military manufacturing into the next level This dockyard has been thought to have existed More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Past Italia – Santa Rosalia

Italia! uncovers the story of Santa Rosalia, patron saint of Palermo, travelling through the mists of time to a Sicily under threat from an indiscriminate killer – bubonic plague In 1159 Santa Rosalia or La Santuzza, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Past Italia! The Salute

Artists’ inspiration and magnificent feat of engineering, but the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute on Venice’s Grand Canal was originally built to stave off the plague The year is 1629 and a great plague More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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Past Italia! Italo Balbo

A turbulent era in Italian politics saw the emergence of a great aviator, the flamboyant Marshal Balbo, as famous for his stand against Hitler as for his revolutionary leadership. Of the many colourful personalities More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Past Italia! Victorious

Only second to Brazil in the rankings as the most successful World Cup football team ever, the Italian team basks in the glory of its second title in 1938, in Paris. World Cup 1938 Final Paris France 19th June 1938 More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Past Italia – Ravenna

Once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, Italia! discovers one of the many reasons to visit Emilia-Romagna’s artistically rich city Ravenna, which boasts eight UNESCO world heritage sites. Of the many attractions More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 4th, 2016
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Past Italia! Sons of the She-Wolf

At the height of Mussolini’s powers, physical fitness was used to demonstrate the ‘supremacy’ of the fascist movement. As these diminutive skiers show, children were not exempt. Between 1926 and 1937, when More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Past Italia! – Emma, Lady hamilton

Born the daughter of a Lancashire blacksmith, she rose – thanks to her incomparable beauty, sharp wit and fine intelligence – to become one of the most celebrated ladies in all of Europe… Two hundred years More...