Have you ever heard about Alberobello?

Although it is an UNESCO site, Alberobello is unfortunately rather unknown. In a place of rolling green hills, dotted with almond and olive trees, not far from Bari and Taranto (Apulia), you cannot miss visiting the town, named for the primitive forests of Arboris belli, which once covered the area, where over 1000 trulli mass together.
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius and his inventions

Rome hosts till April 2010 the exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, the universal talent of Italian Renaissance, and the embodiment of the spirit of his age. An eclectic man, he was engineer, mathematician, anatomist, painter and architect, who wrote and drew all his life long.  Continue reading “Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius and his inventions”

Dolomites: a mecca for mountains lovers

Dolomites are one of the most dramatic spots and a mecca for mountains-lovers. They take their name from the French geologist De Dolomieu, who first studied and identified the composition of the sedimentary limestone. The Dolomites are an ancient coral reef that, over a 100 million years ago, were covered with a tropical forest and a warm sea, as shown through the fossil record. Continue reading “Dolomites: a mecca for mountains lovers”