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  • Walk Among Stone Giants in Sardinia Walk Among Stone Giants in Sardinia Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by
    Pompeii may well be the most famous archaeological site in Europe, but similar, lesser-known ruins abound throughout Italy. In Sardinia, the fascinating site of Mont’e Prama has revealed an ancient world about which little is known. Eight-feet-tall giants carved out of stone have been un...
  • Hop on a Historic Train in Naples Hop on a Historic Train in Naples Published on Friday, October 18, 2019 by
    On October 3, 1839, Italy’s first railway was inaugurated: a 7.25-kilometer (4.5-mile) line that ran from Naples to Portici. This year, to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the railway’s opening, you can ride a historic train for the length of the original railway. The Pietrarsa Ex...
  • Three Lesser-Known Architectural Sites in Rome Three Lesser-Known Architectural Si... Published on Monday, October 14, 2019 by
    The beauty of Rome is that the city’s vast collection of art and architecture means there’s always something different and unexpected to see beyond the usual tourist haunts. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler to Rome looking to discover new sites or a first-time visitor seeking t...
  • Tuscan Fisherman Installs Underwater Museum of Marble Sculptures Tuscan Fisherman Installs Underwate... Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 by
    A fisherman from the tiny village of Talamone, Paolo Fanciulli, has installed an underwater museum to protect marine life and entertain divers. Twenty-nine Carrara marble sculptures in two locations off the Tuscan coast sit at the bottom of the sea, making up this unique art installation. ...
  • Venetians Will Vote on Whether to Split City Center From Mainland Venetians Will Vote on Whether to S... Published on Sunday, October 6, 2019 by
    On December 1, Venetians will vote on a referendum to split the historic city center from its residential suburbs. If approved by a majority of voters, the floating island center of Venice – where the tourist attractions are – will become a separate city from most of Mestre, the area e...
  • Tuscan Town Installs Photoluminescent Bike Path Tuscan Town Installs Photoluminesce... Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by
    In the Tuscan town of Borgo a Mozzano, officials have installed a photoluminescent bicycle path to make riding and walking safer for residents. During the day, the path looks like a regular, brown gravel pavement, but at night, photoluminescent pieces of glass glow blue and green. The w...
  • Street Artist Paints Pictures of Food Over Hateful Graffiti Street Artist Paints Pictures of Fo... Published on Monday, September 30, 2019 by
    After his friend’s murder at the hands of Neo-Nazis 11 years ago, street artist Cibo decided to take his art in a new direction: using art and creativity to erase hate. In his native region of Verona, Cibo – a pen name that means “food” in Italian – covers up offensive and hatefu...
  • Molise Will Pay People $27,000 to Move There and Start a Business Molise Will Pay People $27,000 to M... Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by
    Molise, one of Italy’s lesser-known and rural regions, has been experiencing a population decline as residents increasingly move to urban areas. So Antonio Tedeschi, a regional councilor, had an idea: Entice people to move to Molise by paying them $27,000 to settle there and open a s...
  • Palazzo Pitti to Display Russian Icons Palazzo Pitti to Display Russian Ic... Published on Friday, September 20, 2019 by
    In 2020, Palazzo Pitti will highlight the link between Florentine nobility and the Russian Orthodox Church by displaying 78 Russian religious icons. The collection of icons, the largest outside of Russia, will be housed in four ground-floor rooms at Palazzo Pitti. This will be the first...
  • Gelato World Cup Comes to Italy Gelato World Cup Comes to Italy Published on Sunday, September 15, 2019 by
    When the Gelato World Cup comes to Rimini from January 19 to 21, 2020, gelato chefs from around the world will face off to see who can whip up the best desserts. France and Italy, which have both won previous competitions at different times but have never competed against each other...