Among all the giants and geniuses of art in the history of Tuscany, only one has two major museums in the region, one in Florence and the other in Pistoia, dedicated to his works: Marino Marini.
Born in 1901 in Pistoia along with his twin sister, Egle, who throughout
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There's a new 62-kilometer bike path running from Arezzo to Chiusi along the Canale Maestro della Chiana. Details about the path are available at www.sentierodellabonifica.it (in English and Italian), and a large brochure is available at the tourist information offices in Arezzo (adjacent to the train
First-time visitors to Italy typically visit the most famous cities and
have a ‘must see' list. My most vivid memory of this phenomenon is a day in
Rome when a tourist group passed by me, the guide saying, ‘On your right the
Trevi Fountain, Three Coins in
Obama or Illary?' I've lost count of how many times an Italian has asked me this question (with the wonderful silent H). Before John McCain sewed up the Republican nomination, I don't think I was asked once about whom I preferred in his party. Furthermore, I have no
to an addiction that has caused me to have to find ways constantly to expand
the clothes storage space in my apartment. Others, however, may be able to
enjoy the experience of the traveling market in a more balanced fashion.
Italian cities, the traveling market
Few nations suffered more than Italy during World War II. Italians were killed by Allied troops, German soldiers, and other Italians. From 1940 into 1943, Italy was one of the Axis powers. Then, from 1943 through 1945, while Allied troops fought the Germans in Italy, the country was also ravaged
The only European nation with active volcanoes, Italy has Mount Etna in Sicily, Mount Vesuvius near Naples, and Stromboli, located on the island of the same name off the Sicilian coast. Vesusvius last erupted in 1944, causing only a few minor casualties. Film buffs will recognize Stromboli thanks to
After you've seen the world-famous sites in Florence, how do you gain access to artistic treasures closed to the public? Città Nascosta has the answer.
Italy’s artistic patrimony is the world’s largest, but not all of it is on display. In 1994
Many tourists, seduced by the beauty and lifestyle of Italy, fantasize about living here either temporarily or permanently. How does one do it?
First, a dark secret: Although Italy is concerned about illegal immigration from some countries, if you arrive as a tourist from a nation that is not seen