An invitation to Casale, following the smell of the Krumiri Buiscuits

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Let’s visit Casale, my town, following the smell of the Krumiri buiscuits. Many know it for an old advertisement for the famous biscuits (not the original ones, however), others because a relative has provided military service here but this quiet town that looks at the Po river and has a shawl of hills, in the […]

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Virtual Museums in Italy #part2: Contemporary Art

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Mini-guide on contemporary art, collection of all museums, galleries and foundations that can be visited virtually. From Rome to Florence, Venice, Turin, Milan, Bologna, Modena via Vicenza, Prato and Bolzano. Against COVID-19, #stayhome but #beactive and #sharethebeauty! In our previous story, we traveled around Italy, comfortably seated in an armchair, discovering the wonders of Italian […]

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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.

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The Summer Solstice is here: many celebrations between sea and mountains

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On the eve of the Summer Solstice, some spirituality and nature events celebrate the days of light. Monti San Lorenzo is an inland village of Lerici: here, in the twilight of the woods at sunset, an evocative spectacle between nature and millenary constructions that celebrates light in the days of summer Solstice has been occurring for […]

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International Beach Tennis in Lerici

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Walking these days in Lerici, along the beach of Venere Azzurra, you can enjoy a free and peaceful coastline: but soon here it will all be a slap of balls, and internationally! That’s right: clean sand, of a color between the golden and the pure white, just furrowed by some sign of some kind of […]

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Th san Giuseppe Fair Explained explained to non-locals

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Who was not born in La Spezia struggles to understand the “fair of San Giuseppe” phenomenon, three days in which La Spezia goes mad and banquets are assaulted even by people who do not care about shopping. Here’s how to explain what happens to the city around March 19th. The San Giuseppe Fair is an […]

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10 things to see in La Spezia – One day in La Spezia

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With the cruise ships in the city and the international success of the Cinque Terre, the number of tourists who are in La Spezia grows as in a passage to be interpreted. Better to quickly reach the station to take the train to the Cinque Terre or be surprised by the city? Sometimes a little […]

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UNESCO recognizes the art of making drywall heritage as a universal heritage

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The feeling of peace with the world that you give yourself by walking on one of the paths of the Cinque Terre from today is recognized as an immaterial good of Humanity! No, the only winners are the dry stone walls that are along the way, but well, the two things do not seem to […]

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La Spezia Sion Gateway, unknown story for many

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In the state of Israel the city of La Spezia is known as the “Sion Gateway”, remembered with emotion and affection, named with respect in the memory handed down generation to generation. Yet here we do not all know the story of the Exodus mission, in which the city and its inhabitants were protagonists of […]

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Margaret, the ship sleeping leaning to the dam

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Sank on the 2nd December 2005, the Georgian ship is still lying against the dam of La Spezia. Virtually invisible to the eyes, hiding its story under the sea On the night of December 2, 2005 was a stormy night. The Gulf of Poets, usually very sheltered, has wrought a force 5 sea with a violent […]

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