Italian History

Italian History

Historical news, galleries and features from Italy.

The Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone never forgot his friend Sergio Leone, the father of the spaghetti western. Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone attended primary school together in 1937, in Rome. Over the years they lost each other's contact information...
Throughout history were conducted experiments involving language deprivation trying to discover the origin of language.The first attempt is reported by Herodotus, who wrote Pharaoh Psammetichus (probably Psametek) raised two children of deaf pastors, trying to understand what language they...
Garden of Ninfa is a beautiful park not far from Sermoneta, Lazio. The garden includes the remains of the ancient city of Ninfa, perhaps founded by the Volscians at the feet of the Monti Lepini.It has a surface of...
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...
Catullus Caves, in Sirmione, on the shore of Garda lake, are the ruins of an ancient and majestic Roman villa.The name caves was coined during Middle Ages, when the ruins were buried by dirt and vegetation. The villa was...
Burial catacombs preserving a baby mummy in perfect conditions and other 7999 in Palermo.Catacombs of the Capuchins are burial catacombs in Palermo. Palermo's Capuchin monastery outgrew its original cemetery in the 16th century and monks began to excavate crypts...
Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was a French artist, illustrator and sculptor. In Italy, he gained endless fame because of his beautiful illustrations of Dante’s Divina Commedia.The Divine Comedy is an allegorical vision and an epic poem of the afterlife written...
"Archivio storico del Banco di Napoli" was founded in 1539. This archive is a valuable source of historical information ranging from 1450 to today. The Banco di Napoli Historical Archive is the largest collection of existing bank records in...
Satyricon, loosely based on the Roman homonymous book by Petronius, is a beautiful example of Roman novel. The surviving portions are an account of Encolpius and his lover misadventures.The story is set in Nero Emperor Rome. Satyricon obviously is...
The Park of the Monsters (or Garden of Bomarzo), created in the 16th century, is an arcane monumental complex located in Bomarzo, Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy.The gardens are composed of a wooded park, near the castle of Orsiny...

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