It’s not the Great Pumpkin, but for Halloween tale try the Vatican curse

ROME – Long before American stores stocked their windows for Halloween with skeletons and Jack-O-Lanterns, and supermarkets filled their aisles with all manner of spooky confections, Italians celebrated ‘All Hallows Eve’ quite differently. Although Anglophone traditions of trick-or-treating and wearing scary costumes have never really existed in Italy, inhabitants of the boot-shaped peninsula long have … Read more…


The ancient chronicles tell that the noble community of Venzone, after fortifying and building wonderful palaces within its walls, decided to build a marvellous cathedral. Unfortunately, once the belfry was under construction, they realized there was not enough money to complete it. Read More

Boboli Garden

The Garden that extends from the hill behind the Pitti Palace as far as Porta Romana, reached its current extension and appearance, becoming one of the largest and most elegant Italian style gardens, through several stages of enlargement and restructuring work carried out at different times. Read More

The Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ is a famous painting made by da Vinci’s master, Andrea del Verrochio at circa 1472 in his studio in Italy. The painting was completed by Verrochio in collaboration with his apprentice, da Vinci who painted and finished the details of some parts of the painting, particularly the angel. Read More