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  • New Siena Exhibit Shares Treasures Salvaged From Earthquake New Siena Exhibit Shares Treasures ... Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by
    Siena is hosting an exhibit revealing the damage done by October earthquakes in Norcia and the surrounding areas, about 126 miles to the southeast, in its Duomo crypt and the Santa Maria della Scala Museum complex. The exhibit, called La Bellezza Ferita: Norcia EarthHeartArtQuake runs thr...
  • The Italy Mix: Venice in Winter, Why Tuscans Live Long The Italy Mix: Venice in Winter, Wh... Published on Friday, February 10, 2017 by
    The Italy Mix is a regular post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Venice In Winter:  This is actually the best season to visit La Serenissima - no heat, no crowds. (Stuff) UNESC...
  • Mausoleum of Augustus To Be Restored Mausoleum of Augustus To Be Restore... Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by
    With a grant from an Italian telecommunications company, restoration work on the Mausoleum of Augustus is finally set to begin. The mausoleum, built for Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, is more than 2,000 years old and has been showing its age due to neglect that has allowed it to beco...
  • Italy’s First Capsule Hotel Opens in Naples Airport Italy’s First Capsule Hotel O... Published on Saturday, February 4, 2017 by
    Drawing inspiration from accommodations in Tokyo, Italy’s first capsule hotel opened in January in the Naples Capodichino Airport. Bed and Boarding, or “BenBo” for short, is open 24 hours every day and allows travelers to get nine hours of rest at night (11 p.m. to 8 a.m.) for 25...
  • Prada Opens Gallery Space in Milan Prada Opens Gallery Space in Milan Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by
    The Prada Foundation opened a new photography gallery space in December, the Osservatorio, on the uppermost fifth and sixth floors of one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The first and current exhibit, Give Me Yesterday, which runs through Marc...
  • Rome’s Pantheon May Charge Entrance Fee Rome’s Pantheon May Charge En... Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 by
    The Pantheon, one of the few ancient Roman sites that does not charge admission, is mulling an entry fee beginning in 2018. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini told ANSA the fee would be low, but did not say exactly how much the monument would charge. Around 7 million visitors came...
  • Reggia Express: Vintage Train Trip in Italy Reggia Express: Vintage Train Trip ... Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 by
    In mid-January, an historic train took its inaugural journey from Naples to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Reggia di Caserta, offering a special day tour of Caserta’s 18th-century royal palace. The Reggia Express is a restored 1930s vintage train with an electric locomotive, and its ...
  • Lombardy: 2017 European Capital of Gastronomy Lombardy: 2017 European Capital of ... Published on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by
    The Italian region of Lombardy has been chosen as one of the 2017 European Regions of Gastronomy, which aims to “showcase the gastronomic creativity, identity and dynamism of Europe’s regions” and to promote the integration between food, culture, creativity and tourism. The four citi...
  • Is Florence’s David In Danger? Is Florence’s David In Danger... Published on Sunday, January 15, 2017 by
    Following several powerful earthquakes in 2016, Italian art experts and scientists are concerning themselves with how to protect Florence’s treasured artwork, particularly Michelangelo’s David. While scientists, engineers, and art historians have studied David’s vulnerability for yea...
  • Antica Lavinium Opens to Public Antica Lavinium Opens to Public Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by
    The archaeological site at Antica Lavinium, an ancient city in the coastal village of Pratica di Mare south of Rome and located inside a farm owned by Borghese princes, opened to the public for the first time January 7th. Notable monuments at the site include 13 sacrificial altars, the Her...
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