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EUR is an acronym for Esposizione Universale Roma and is a perfect example of fascist architecture. Fascist architecture became popular under Benito Mussolini's rule of Italy from 1922 to 1943. The new modernist style of architecture inspired by Imperial Rome...
Italy’s contribution to culture and gastronomy is undisputable. From ancient Roman times to the present day, Italians keep coming up with ideas and inventions - and legendary culinary feats and restaurants - that shape not only Italian culture but...
Paolo Gorini (January 18, 1813 - February 2, 1881) was an Italian scientist, geologist, teacher and researcher. The museum was inaugurated in 1981 by the pathologist Antonio Allegri and is housed in the old Chapter House of the Ospedale Vecchio...
San Galgano is Cistercians abbey not far from Siena, in Chiusdino area. The site is composed by a big abbey, now in ruins, and by the Hermitage (Rotonda di Montesiepi), the religious retreat. In the Hermitage is preserved the sword...
Built by Bourbon kings of Naples during 18th century, the Royal Palace of Caserta was the largest palace in Europe and a perfect example of Baroque art style. The construction of the palace was begun in 1752 for Charles VII...
Italy is stuffed with culture like some kind of metaphysical, literally culture-stuffed calzone. Obviously, all countries have something to show for themselves, but the fact is Italy is culturally rich in all those aspects that phrases like cultural richness connote. Italian...
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...
In 1908 an earthquake and tsunami hit Messina and Reggio (in the Messina Strait, Sicily-Calabria) causing 123,000 deaths. Both cities were almost completely destroyed. On December 28, 1908 the ground shook for some 30 to 40 seconds, and the destruction was...
A multidisciplinary - anthropological, taphonomic and genetic study - conducted in collaboration between researchers from the University of Ferrara and Florence has allowed to analyze and interpret the lesions present on a human skeleton coming from a Roman burial The...
The list of cities built by the Romans over the centuries is impressive. Some of the following cities may have been founded by other people, but have gained importance only with the Romans. The list is incomplete and it will...

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