The sad story of Bianca Maria Malaspina at the Fosdinovo Castle

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The walls of the Malaspina Fosdinovo Castle were the scene of the terrible tragedy of Bianca Maria Aloisa. The many testimonies of its presence in the fortress is today one of the most famous hunted phenomena in the world.

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The revolutionary Cinque Terre Railway

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The railway that today takes us to the villages and beaches of The Cinque Terre was a revolutionary construction project, that requested a refined technology for the time. It is one of the most charming railway stretches in the world, the one connecting the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The villages used to be almost completely isolated […]

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Is the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore open? Romantic Routes in the Cinque Terre area

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After a few years since a devastating flood destroyed the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore, it’s still complicated, like it happens in romantic relationships.

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The Viareggio Carnival Fever comes to town!

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In the wake of the Commedia dell’Arte masks, Viareggio created its Carnival in the 30ies of last century and became one of the most important Festival in Italy and in the World. It actually started  in 1873, probably designed among jokes and quipes at the tables of the Casino Cafe, in the at the time […]

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The biggest nativity in the world lights up Christmas in the Cinque Terre

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The crib that lights up Christmas every year in Manarola is now a tradition of the Cinque Terre area, famous throughout the world, the protagonist of some Christmas records. Christmas in the Cinque Terre and La Spezia comes when the magnificent Manarola Nativity is lit, a representation of the Crib with lots of peasant and […]

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The Living Crib of Vezzano Ligure

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If at home this is the right weekend to prepare the Christmas tree, in many Ligurian villages the nativity scenes are lit, living and not. The most famous is certainly the one by Mario Andreoli in Manarola, with its silhouettes up the hill planted with vineyards and will be inaugurated illuminating the night with spectacular […]

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Massa Picta, an orang-ed city

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Small painted Massa – as Giovanni Pascoli called it – while in the words of Montaigne the place had beautiful houses, beautiful streets, and painted. In the city the Renaissance left its mark in the decorations of the noble palaces adorned with frescoes, often with the theme of citrus fruits, which colored the mild valleys […]

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Carrara Marble Quarries on Michelangelo’s footprints

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It is said that Michelangelo was not only a visitor in the Carrara marble quarries, but that the great sculptor personally extracted the pieces of stone from the mountain, feeling in the hands, in the nature of the rock, the figure of his work of art already being molded.

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Is the Via dell’Amore Open? Well, “it’s Complicated”

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The state to date “is complicated”, as with so many paths of love. However, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be visible. The signs announcing its presence could be misleading, leaving hope that La Via dell’Amore – the Route of Love, among the most beautiful paths in the world, is once […]

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Fall foliage in Italy: a warm embrace in the vineyard. 3 ideas to enjoy colors and wine

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There is no such thing as fall foliage forecast in Italy, as it is not as known as it is in other countries of the world. But a nice foliage takes place in the vineyards, where autumn colors hold you in a warm embrace in the first cold days of the year. Only one month […]

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