Piero Taruffi Museum of vintage cars in Bagnoregio

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Bagnoregio, in Viterbo’s Tuscia, offers a small jewel: the Piero Taruffi Museum, in memory of the famous Italian pilot of the first half of the XX century. Founded by the Association Piero Taruffi, the same year when Taruffi passed away, the Museum is inspired by the figure of the great pilot and engineer from Lazio. Taruffi won, in the first…

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Bassano in Teverina, Cy Twombly’s favorite place

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Bassano in Teverina is the village you don’t expect. In Viterbo’s Tuscia, famous for its ancient roots and for the cultivation of the delicious hazelnuts, a short distance from Rome and the main road and railway lines, Bassano is a delightful happy island for those tired of city stress and looking for a haven of peace. Recommended destination both for…

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Rome: the Horti Sallustiani, the Sallustio’s gardens

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Fourteen meters below the current road level, a stone’s throw from Termini Station and Via Nazionale in Rome, it is possible to discover the Horti Sallustiani, a little-known and fascinating monument that reveals the ancient “rural” aspect of this busy area in the center of Rome. The Horti Sallustiani, the gardens realized for the enjoyment of the owner and his…

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The Auditorium of Mecenate in Rome

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The Auditorium of Mecenate, now submerged in the traffic of Rome, was a place of entertainment and delights Probably even to many Romans, who hastily pass along the busy via Merulana, the auditorium of Mecenate is almost unknown. Inside an anonymous urban garden, nothing leads us to suspect that, passing through a small door, you find yourself catapulted into the…

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A walk in the rationalistic architecture of Sabaudia


Sabaudia, in Southern Latium on the Tirreno sea, is a small city built in only 253 days and inaugurated in 1935, under the fascist regime. Eugenio Montuori, Alfredo Scalpelli, Luigi Piccinato and Gino Cancellotti were the four rationalist architects who in 1933 won the national competition for its design. Italian rationalism is an architectural trend that developed in Italy in…

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Muvis: the Wine Museum in Castiglione in Teverina

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Nestled in the heart of the Italian countryside, the small town of Castiglione in Teverina is home to a hidden gem – the Wine Museum of Castiglione in Teverina. This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in wine and the history of winemaking in Italy. The Wine Museum of Castiglione in Teverina is housed in an old cellar owned…

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Orte: the underground path of an Etruscan village

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Discovering the underground path of Orte, the ancient Etruscan city on the Tiber river Orte lays on the top of a tuff spur with its particular “ham-shaped” layout. Probably founded by the Volsinii as a military outpost at the confluence of two rivers: the Tiber and the Nera, it became Etruscan, then Roman from 299 BC, and became a Municipium…

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Rome. The Roman Domus in Palazzo Valentini

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The domus found under Palazzo Valentini, the current seat of the Province of Rome are brought back to life and the archaeological finds are completely understandable, even for those who, alas, do not have much ability to imagine imposing buildings where he can now admire only a few remains of what it once was. During some works of consolidation of…

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The Roman temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina

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The view of the temple of Jupiter Anxur, arriving in Terracina, is nothing less than amazing. From the top of Monte Sant’Angelo it imposes its majestic structure inspired by the Hellenistic scenographic architecture of which it is one of the most important examples in our country. The temple of Jupiter Anxur belongs, in fact, to the series of ancient sanctuaries…

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Viterbo. The traditional Macchina di Santa Rosa

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Each year, on September 3rd, the excitement of the traditional feast of the Macchina di Santa Rosa renewes itself in Viterbo, the imposing 30-meter-high structure that, along the streets of the town, celebrates the devotion to the Saint. It is a celebration of big shoulder-borne processional structures, UNESCO intangible heritage of humanity. Seeing it parading is like to see a…

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The Good Friday Procession in Bagnoregio

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The Good Friday Procession in Bagnoregio, one of the oldest events in the Lazio region, has been a local tradition for more than 400 years. As the legend is told, during a devastating plague, which ravished the area around Bagnoregio (Lazio) in 1449, an old woman of great faith went every day to her church in the village of Civita,…

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Soriano nel Cimino and its typical product: the Chestnut Festival

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Every year in October the Chestnut Festival in Soriano nel Cimino attracts hundreds of tourists thanks to the fabulous local product and the evocative medieval atmosphere that is masterfully recreated, thanks to the commitment and the heart of all the people who work on this project. During the event, the village abandons modernity to go back 700 years: nothing is…

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