Piazzale Michelangelo rediscovers the splendor of its historic balustrade

An important gesture for the city of Florence and for worldwide art in general, at a time when preserving our country’s cultural patrimony is more necessary than ever before. This is the message from Piazzale Michelangelo, on the day of the official inauguration of its new balustrades, held by the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella…

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Rome : No more gladiators on tourist hotspots

Gladiators are a huge part of Rome’s rich history. But that doesn’t mean the city is embracing them. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has issued bans on gladiator characters and rickshaws as there are more and more complaints. The new regulation, which is valid through July 2017, threatens violators with fines up to  €$430. Authorities said…

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Ostia Antica: The “Pompeii of Rome”

Over two and a half million visitors flock annually to Pompeii to marvel at the ancient Roman city caught in time. But just half an hour outside Rome sits another well-preserved ancient Roman city, all but deserted but just as fascinating. Instead of the volcanic dust that enveloped Pompeii and neighbouring Herculaneum near Naples, the…

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