Tag archive for ‘History’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Ara Pacis Augustas – the altar of absolute peace

The marble sculptures on Rome’s altar of absolute peace attract visitors because of their beauty, but their origins lie in celebrating the victories of Emperor Augustus… Ara Pacis Augustae or Altar of the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 9th, 2016

A tale of three cities, we visit Syracuse

Dive in to Sicily’s historic and picturesque Ionian Coast, today we visit Syracuse, an area featuring some fantastic ruins and beautiful lanes My final stop involved travelling south once again, to Sicily’s More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

San Giorgio – Past Italia!

If you visit Ascoli Piceno in the heart of Le Marche you’ll find a wealth of incredible religious artworks by a Renaissance artist who fell in love with the region This detail of San Giorgio is part of the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Travel in Umbria and explore Perugia

Join us to celebrate the delights of a visit to this historic Umbrian city and its surrounding hill-towns  Bird’s Eye View to Historic Center City of Perugia, Italy Umbria has already been nominated as the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Discover the Alabaster Caves of Volterra

Mario Matassa visits Volterra, a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, where he discovers the alabaster caves and workshops for which the area is famous The chalky white alabaster from Volterra is considered the finest More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Reinvention of a Grand Palazzo

Patricia Cleveland-Peck investigates the restoration that has transformed Palazzo Papadopoli into the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice… It really all comes down to the writer Andrea di Robilant: if he hadn’t More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, July 31st, 2016

La Vara di Messina – Past Italia

Every August the people of Messina draw a 40-foot statue through their streets, and they have been doing this for 600 years. The edifice represents the final resting place of the Virgin Mary… The still photograph More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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

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 Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Prehistoric Li Lolghi

Sardinia’s prehistoric past is impossible to ignore thanks to the numerous Bronze Age megaliths that litter the island’s beautiful landscape The largest of Sardinia’s ‘giants’ tombs’ (tombe di giganti), More...