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Guide to unusual places in Italy.

The cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD was one of the most spectacular and destructive event in ancient history.Two towns and many other villas around the area, were completely destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m...
The woman who turned people into soap. Born in Montella di Avellino in 1893 and marked by an unhappy childhood, in 1914 Leonarda Cianciulli married Raffaele Pansardi, a clerk in the registry office, and went to live in Lariano...
The story of the Beasts of Satan began in Golasecca, a small town near Varese, when the police discovered inside a greenhouse next to a cottage , the disfigured body, partially buried, of Mariangela Pezzotta, 27, daughter of a...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that boosting investment would help western democracies counteract growing populism. Speaking at a conference hosted by the German Economy Ministry in Berlin, Calenda also said Europe needed to come...
 A 2014 report by Italian government estimates that more than €3 billion has already been spent on 693 unfinished (and abandoned) structures in Italy.The bridge of San Giacomo dei Capri in Naples looks like it came out from an...
Pantalica, Syracuse, Sicily, is located on a limestone promontory and is best known for its rock-cut tombs (13th to 7th centuries BC.).Surrounded by a deep gorge formed by Calcinara and Anapo rivers, is also an important nature reserve (Riserva...
An impressive Etruscan road network, vertically carved into the tuff (sometimes 6 meters high), links Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, in Maremma, Tuscany.Originally, Vie Cave (sunken roads) linked Estruscan necropolis and settlements. Later Vie Cave or Cavoni, became part of...
Moon Valley is located on a small peninsula (Capo Testa) in the extreme north of Sardinia Island. Since 60s the island is a destination for hippies and people who want to run away from the society.It’s formed by seven...
Wildlife and birding in the Po Delta dreamy wood. Mesola wood is a nature reserve on the Po Delta, not far from Ferrara (between Goro, Codicote and Mesola).The Gran Bosco della Mesola covers an area of 1,058 hectares which...
Giovanni Aldini (1762 – 1834) was an Italian physicist born at Bologna, nephew of Luigi Galvani, and he became professor of physics at Bologna in 1798.  His scientific work was concerned with galvanism and its medical applications and with...

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