Nature

Sassolungo and the view Messner conquered

Reinhold Messner was twenty-five when he climbed to the top of Sassolungo, the highest peak in the massif of the same name, in the...

Villalago and the reflection of beauty

At some point, a lake formed in front of the Saint Dominic Hermitage in Villalago – adding to the many that had appeared in...

The mystery of Mangiabarche

At one point in Massimo Carlotto’s mystery novel, “Il mistero di Mangiabarche” (edizioni E/O, 1997), the main character – a detective known as The...

Lawrence Beck’s conversation with antiquity

“Dialogo con l’antico” (“Conversation with antiquity”) offers the opportunity to see Lawrence Beck’s Italian gardens for a few more days – until September 2nd,...

Tour delle Delizie: Milan’s Navigli and the memory of water

Tour delle Delizie is a journey through the memories of Milan, who some experts say is named after the waters it used to be...

The Gaiola Underwater Park: Naples below sea level

The Gaiola Underwater Park, a stone’s throw from downtown Naples, is a protected marine area in the city’s gulf, right in front of the...

Bagni San Filippo: a refuge from big and small responsibilities

Bagni San Filippo is a neighborhood in Castiglione d’Orcia, Siena, named after Saint Philip Benizi, a holy man from Florence who sought refuge here...

Dolomites by Georg Tappeiner

You can visit the Dolomites in Rome until September 2nd 2018, courtesy of photographer Georg Tappeiner (born in Merano, South Tyrol in 1964) –...

Wind and waves at Capo Carbonara

Over the millennia, waves and wind have carved the wonderful, varied profile of the coastline around Capo Carbonara – a promontory on the southernmost...

Latemarium and the color of the Dolomites

From the Latemarium panoptic platform, located at 2,200 meters of altitude, you can enjoy an amazing view over the Latemar and the wonderful surrounding...

Vacunae Rosae, on holiday with the queen of flowers

Near Rome, there is an old rose garden named after a Sabine goddess who was believed to protect farmers’ well-deserved rest. Her name was...

Destination: Rio Sass Canyon

Three hundred meters long and 60 meters deep; with overhanging walls separated by as little as 25 centimeters, or a maximum of 30 meters;...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...