Emilia Romagna Land of Motor Sports

Maserati Vintage Car Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani, and Maserati….just the names of these manufacturers can leave any car lover salivating. The thought of seeing these cars, touching them, and witnessing just how they are made could drive any enthusiast up the wall. Motor Valley in Emilia Romagna is where these Italian cars and their history can be observed first-hand. Museums, factories, showrooms, and private collections can all be viewed for a show that is out of this world. Continue reading “Emilia Romagna Land of Motor Sports”

Exploring the Unique History of Coffee in Trieste

Italian Espresso CupWhen tourists think of the best place for good coffee in the beautiful nation of Italy, famous towns such as Naples or Rome are often the first to come to mind. These cities, however, are not the only coffee spots in the country. On the opposite side of the peninsula, sharing a border with Slovenia, the city of Trieste is one of the most important coffee towns of the Italian nation. Continue reading “Exploring the Unique History of Coffee in Trieste”

Visit Aquileia in Northeastern Italy

Italy is a country rich in history, and visitors are able to find historic and archeological sites throughout the land. Even the smaller towns have rich histories, and Aquileia is certainly no exception to this. The town in northern Italy is a perfect destination for an Italian vacation.  This small town is only 35 miles west of Trieste, and it features just about everything that you might want to see in Rome without all of the crowds. The town has a Roman Forum, mosques, and much more. Continue reading “Visit Aquileia in Northeastern Italy”

Rome: the Father of Methaphysical School

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome is hosting a great exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist and founder of metaphysical art movement: Giorgio De Chirico.  Born of an Italian noble family in 1888 in Greece, he was educated in Munich where he was influenced by the philosopher Nietzsche.
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Caravaggio: Genius and Dissoluteness

Castel Sismondo in Rimini, Emilia Romagna, will host, from next October to March, works of extraordinary artistic value.
Among them, visitors will find the very famous Caravaggio “St Francis in Ecstasy.”  The masterpieces come from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest American museum and surely one of the most important. It is hard to find someone who has never heard about the Caravaggio, known not only for his art, but also for his turbulent life.   Continue reading “Caravaggio: Genius and Dissoluteness”

Milan: Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper & Santa Maria Delle Grazie

The wonderful church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Dominican convent of immense architectural value and a rich testament to the Renaissance in Milan.
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Rome: the National Museum of Italian Emigration

The National Museum of Italian Emigration, a new museum promoted by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Culture, has opened in Rome.

It covers every aspect of the emigration phenomenon, from the economic, social and cultural points of view. The museum is laid out in chronological order and covers themes such as recruiting, boarding, housing, types of work, integration and discrimination. Continue reading “Rome: the National Museum of Italian Emigration”