WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : italia.it      Translation by:   If you are in Latium, you should visit Tivoli, located on the Monti Tiburtini (Tiburtine Hills). The city of Tivoli was founded in 1215 B.C. in the province of Rome. The poet Virgil called it Tibur Superbum (Aeneid, Book VII), a name that can still be found in the cit...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Italy is the birthplace of opera, and of numerous worldwide known and loved composers: Paganini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Monteverdi, Salieri, Tartini, Vivaldi, and so on. No less numerous are the international composers that have been inspired...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : italia.it      Translation by:   First a Greek and Roman city, then a capital of the Arab world, and later conquered by both the Normans and the Swabians – this is Palermo, a place where preciosities left by the Arab and Norman rules coexist along with the Baroque and Art Nouveau styles of the build...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Italia.it      Translation by:   All the colors of the Amalfi Coast, the sea's deep deep blue, the striking green forests and the golden orange of the citrus groves seem to meet up in Vietri, particularly in the glazes and decorations of this gorgeous Campanian town's beautiful ceramics, produced sinc...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Capital of the homonymous province and the cultural fulcrum of Salento (Apulia), Lecce is one of the most beautiful art cities in southern Italy. Known as the "Florence of the South," Lecce knows how to astonish and intrigue visitors and locals alike: its ancient Messap...

  WTI Magazine #39    2014 July, 16Author : italia.it      Translation by:   With its Etruscan walls, a gorgeous Medieval center, Perugia is not only a city for the gluttonous (re: chocolate), but for artists and art lovers alike. This splendid capital of the Region of Umbria is also a culture capital par excellence, and the seat of two importan...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Touring Matera is like experiencing a forgotten past - you feel as though you are setting foot in a nativity scene when you visit this charming city in Lucania. It's no coincidence it's referred to as the second Bethlehem, and was the setting for Mel Gibson's movie The P...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Pizzica: A Tradition between Dionysus and the SaintsThe sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small subregion in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of t...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Art and architecture, nature and museums have made Trento a cultural hotspot. Provincial and (autonomous) Regional Capital, this city in Trentino Alto Adige boasts a long, rich tradition and some of the most important monuments in Italian history. Trento was struck at t...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : italia.it      Translation by:   An exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia's presence in this area, as well as to subsequent epochs, the archaeological site at Agrigento, in Sicily, was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The remains from the Hellenic city, and additionally...