Italian History

Historical news, galleries and features from Italy.

Weird Italy carusi-title-big The lives of the Carusi, the slave miners of Sicily Featured Italian History Italy Crime News and Criminal Investigations Magazine  SULPHUR MINES sicily picuneri old photographs old images of Italy old images mines miners mine-boy Illegal labour Floristella Grottacalda Floristella Child Slavery in Sicily carusu carusi

The lives of the Carusi, the slave miners of Sicily

Child Slavery at the Floristella Grottacalda mines in Sicily. The Caruso was a kid aged 8 to 14 years, assigned to carry on shoulder excavated … Read more

Weird Italy Giovanni_Leonardo_Di_Bona-Mussini Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, the first International Master champion in the History of Chess Featured Italian History Italian People Magazine  Ruy López de Segura Philip II italian history International Master chess champion Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona Cutro chess calabria

Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, the first International Master champion in the History of Chess

Giovanni Leonardo, known as Il Puttino (Small Child), was born in Cutro, Calabria. Giovanni Leonardo di Bona won the first known international master tournament in … Read more

Weird Italy 60DBD3E3-FB6F-41AF-8C01-059F1E45A730 Gorini Anatomical Museum, Graphic images Essential Information Featured Italian History Italian People Magazine What to see in Italy  Romanticism Positivism Paolo Gorini mummies morbid macabre lombardia lodi horror gorini museum gore dead bodies preservation anatomical museum

Gorini Anatomical Museum, Graphic images

Paolo Gorini (January 18, 1813 – February 2, 1881) was an Italian scientist, geologist, teacher, and researcher. The museum was inaugurated in 1981 by the … Read more

Weird Italy san-galgano-title The sword in the stone: San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany Featured Italian History Magazine What to see in Italy  tuscany the sword in the stone siena san galgano abbey san galgano religion montesiepi monks monastery John Hawkwood galgano guidotti condottieri di ventura chiusdino

The sword in the stone: San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany

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.

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Weird Italy pompeii-houses-title Three amazing Roman Villas reopened in Pompeii Featured Italian History Magazine What to see in Italy  villas the House of Romulus and Remus romans roman architecture Pompeii paintings House of Marco Lucrezio Frontone Home of Triptolemus domus architecture

Three amazing Roman Villas reopened in Pompeii

Three large and majestic Roman domus (villas) have been restored and will be reopened to the public by Easter: Home of Triptolemus, the House of Romulus and Remus and the House of Marco Lucrezio Frontone.

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