Frecce Tricolore 2 June 2020, the embrace of the flag

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On the occasion of the Italian Republic Day, the legendary Frecce Tricolore will fly over the Italian regional capitals with their spectacular crossing in white, red green of the sky. A wish, a message of solidarity and an ideal embrace in the flag by the National Acrobatic Patrol. Between the 25th and 29th of May […]

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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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Guide to the Italian Virtual Museums Part #1: Classic Art and Ancient History

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At the time of Coronavirus, we need beauty, and Italy has plenty if it. Most is in its museums, that opn their virtual doors with social media and websites to dreamers.

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La Spezia Carnival traditions

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Batiston, the guy who pined for being the king of the La Spezia carnival. A brief history of the traditional mask. Naples has Pulcinella, Venice has Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna has Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergamo and Gianduia from Turin, Baciccia goes around Genoa and La Spezia? What is the typical mask […]

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The Living Crib of Vezzano Ligure

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The living Crib of VEzzano Ligure tells the story of Baby Jesus and of the ancient hamlet in the Magra Valley.

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A sea of historical Sails in Viareggio, Versilia

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This weekend the Historical Sails returns for the 15th Meeting of Historic Sails Viareggio, with the participation of Silent Cinema Holliwood stars! On the quay, the historical sails of Viareggio return to sway in the wind with their only apparently haughty charm, in reality only full of desire to leave. And all of us, enchanted […]

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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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The new passage to Luni Antica

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A series of passages, and in particular a scenic walkway that from above the highway leads to the archaeological area, to take a journey through time: from our days in a few steps to the glories of Luni Antica The area of ancient Luni is an important archaeological park, witness of the glories of the […]

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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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The Pesto Sauce: a serious matter, intangible cultural heritage

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This week, Liguria unfolds a long green carpet, stretching all along the Riviera, to promote the Pesto Sauce as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity A green masterpiece, a joy for the eyes and the watering mouth, green gold that grows in your hands when you mix of a few, simple, fresh elements. The […]

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