Tag archive for ‘Past Italia’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Past Italia: The Piave River

It looks serene and peaceful today but at the end of the First World War this was the scene of intense fighting between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces – and that wasn‘t the first time the river had seen More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Rotonda a Mare

The Rotonda a Mare stands on the shoreline at Senigallia in Le Marche. It was built between the Wars and was instrumental in the development of Senigallia as a popular tourist resort in the 1930s… The story of More...

Sant’Antimo abbey
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Sant’ Antimo

If you’re in Montalcino, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the glorious Romanesque Abbey of Sant’ Antimo, sitting in a picturesque valley just a few kilometres south of the town Photo by iStock This charming More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Basilica di Saccargia

The black and white stonework of this Romanesque church, an offspring of the Pisan Romanesque constructions, makes an arresting sight as you approach the northwest corner of Sardinia. The striking Basilica della More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Past Italia! Cività di Bagnoregio

Marooned like a tiny island on an outcrop of crumbling volcanic rock, the once-thriving settlement of Cività di Bagnoregio in Lazio clings to a perilous existence When you catch sight of its precarious position More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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La Palazzina di Stupinigi – Past Italia!

In the woods and fields around the Palazzina di Stupinigi, outside Turin, between harvest time and Christmas, no animal big enough to be hunted was safe… The silhouetted figure on top gives a clue as to what More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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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 Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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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 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 Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Grotesque Style

The term Grotesque derives from the caves, or grotte, where Renaissance builders unearthed this ancient form The Grotesque style was all the rage during the 1500s for both interiors and exteriors all over Italy. More...