View of Lake Averno extending to Baia and Capo Miseno, from the Domitian Way

The Mythical Gate of Hell at Lake Averno

Lake Averno has long been seen as the portal to the netherworld, a belief echoed by figures like Dante and Aeneas. This mystical body of … Read more

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Ancient Pompeii Reveals Room of Slaves: Casting Light on Pompeii’s Lower Class

Artifacts from 2000 Years Ago: Casting Light on Pompeii’s Lower Class. In the Roman villa of Civita Giuliana, just about 600 meters from the ancient … Read more

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Venetian Graffiti:  Inscriptions Reveal City’s Secrets, Interview with Alberto Toso Fei & Desi Marangon

Mapping the History of Venice, One Inscription at a Time. Venice, with its intricate network of canals and architectural marvels, has served as the backdrop … Read more

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Pompeii: A Fresco Unearthed in New Excavations of Regio IX Sheds Light on Ancient Cuisine

Revealing Culinary Artistry: Pompeian Fresco Illustrates Early Pizza-Like Dish” While it bears a striking resemblance to a pizza, this image from a fresco found in … Read more

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Shadows and Light: Uccello’s Tragic Tale in ‘The Miracle of the Desecrated Host’

Echoes of a Burning Past: Uccello’s Heart-Wrenching ‘Miracle of the Desecrated Host’. “The Miracle of the Desecrated Host” portrays a charged historical event from 1290 … Read more

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Italy’s Traditional Games: A Realm of Timeless Merriment and Heritage

Playing Through History: Italy’s Traditional Games Unearthed. Savoring a warm, silky bowl of pasta or feeling the notes of a captivating Puccini aria wafting through … Read more

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The Enigmatic Alchemical Gate in Rome

Alchemists of Palazzo Riario and the Mysteries Behind the Gate. The Alchemical Gate, known as the Magic Gate or Hermetic Gate, stands as a monument … Read more

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The Curious Case of Italian Female Names: Popular Abroad, Yet Uncommon in Italy

The International Charm of Rare Italian Female Names Italian female names have captivated people around the world for their beauty, elegance, and melodious sound. Among … Read more