Tag archive for ‘History’
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...

Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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The Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum

We are still making discoveries at Herculaneum, and computer technology may be about to reveal something very special, says Joe Gartman… Photos by Patricia Gartman Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum   It’s More...

Trevi fountain, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Italy’s five best fountains

Italy’s public fountains speak of the nation’s history, culture and art. We’ve picked five of our favourites. What do you think? Have we missed any? Photos by iStock 1 The Trevi Fountain is the 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...

Uffizi, Florence, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Five of Italy’s top art archives

Here are a few of the very best places to get your fix of world-class art next time you’re in Italy… Photos by iStock 1. Uffizi Gallery The experience always involves long queues – which are even longer More...

The Temple of Concordia, sicily
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Temples, goats and almond blossom

On a hilltop in Sicily stand the ruins of what was once part of a great city – Joe Gartman explores the Valley of the Temples… Photos by Patricia Gartman The Temple of Hera   It’s called the Valley of More...

Statue of Ovid in Sulmona
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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A poet at the world’s edge

Ovid was born in Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, but was destined to die far from home. Joe Gartman tells his story… Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated Statue of Ovid in Sulmona. By Getty 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...

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...

Castello di Santa Severa, Lazio italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Past Italia: Il Castello di Santa Severa

The medieval castle of Santa Severa faces out to sea on the Lazio coast, just 40 minutes north of Rome The Castle of Saint Severa is named after a young girl whose entire family was martyred. Her father was a More...