Sassoferrato: Sentinum archaeological park

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The archaeological park of Sentinum, near Sassoferrato in the province of Macerata, houses the ruins of the ancient Roman city of the same name. The battle of 295 that took place in Sentinum, the Third Samnite War, saw the prevalence of Rome over Gauls, Samnites and Etruscans, alongside the Picenes. From this moment on, Rome is a power that expands…

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Soriano nel Cimino and its typical product: the Chestnut Festival

sagra delle castagne chestnut festival

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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Guido Calori Museum in San Gemini

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The rooms of the museum dedicated to the works of Guido Calori overlook the cloister of an ancient convent of Poor Clares, devoted to welcoming pilgrims who traveled to and from Rome along the Via Flaminia. Born in Rome in 1883, self-taught, Guido Calori dealt with multiple themes and approached different artistic techniques, as well as being a man of…

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The tomb of Marcus Venerius Secundio discovered in Pompeii

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Pompeii is always a new discover! Now it’s the turn of a new tomb discovered in Porta Sarno site, with the body, partly mummified, of an old man: Marcus Venerius Secundio. Mummified remains, along with the hair and bones of an individual buried in an ancient tomb have been found at the necropolis of Porta Sarno, to the east of…

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The Colosseum: the secrets of the world known monument of Rome

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The Colosseum, the most visited monument in Italy, the iconic symbol of western civilization, the architectural work destination of tourists from all over the world, who doesn’t know it? Or rather, who doesn’t think he knows him? In this article you’ll find some gems that, perhaps, even those who pass the Colosseum every day to move to Rome, ignore or…

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Thermopolium of Regio V: the snack bar of Pompeii resurfaces in full

thermopolium of regio v

The Thermopolium of Regio V, one of the oldest snack bars at Pompeii, complete with an image of a Nereid riding a sea-horse, which had previously been partially excavated in 2019, re-emerges in its entirety, with other rich decorative still lifes, food residues, animal bones and victims of the eruption. The commercial structure had only been partially studied in 2019,…

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The traces of pain. The last plaster casts of Pompeii

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During the current excavations at Civita Giuliana, around 700 metres northwest of Pompeii, in the area of the large suburban villa two skeletons of individuals caught in the fury of the eruption have been found. The bodies were found in a side room of the cryptoporticus, in the form of a passageway below the villa which led to the upper…

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The Piccolomini Library: a treasure of art in Siena

Libreria Piccolomini

The Piccolomini Library, built to honor the memory of his maternal uncle Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pope Pius II) and to preserve the rich “book” heritage that the Pope and humanist had collected, was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Tedeschini Piccolomini, archbishop of Siena (later Pope Pius III), around 1492. The frescoes that follow one another on the three walls of the…

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Hops selection: the secret to create incredibly tasting American craft beers

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Excitement is mounting amongst American craft brewers as the hops harvest in the United States nears completion. It’s not only brewers who are excited, beer lovers around the world wait in heady expectation for yet more innovative, incredible tasting American craft beers packed full of the highest quality raw materials, to be launched. In the 1980s American craft beer innovation…

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Interviews. John R. Pepper introduces his exhibition “Inhabited Deserts”

inhabited deserts

Officially inaugurated on October 3rd, the photographic exhibition “Inhabited Deserts” by John R. Pepper, curated by Kirill Petrin and Gianluca Marziani, can be visited in Todi, until November 28th, 2020. Fifty-three large-format images tell of a three-year and 18,000-kilometer journey to discover the most remote and unexplored deserts in the world and a symbolic journey into the unknown corners of…

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Giancarlo Esposito will be in Todi for “Inhabited Deserts” exhibition

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Giancarlo Esposito, famous American actor and director, will be in Todi on October 3rd for the inauguration of the photographic exhibition by John R. Pepper “Inhabited Deserts”. Also appreciated as an art creator, Esposito created for the occasion a work inspired by Picasso’s “Dove of Peace”, transforming one of John Pepper’s evocative photos of deserts into a bloody pacifist manifesto:…

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