Christmas is around the corner and as tradition has it in every city different nativity scenes are set up every year, both classic and unique, as well as the living ones thanks to which the Christmas atmosphere is recreated allowing for a deep dive into the past. Let us see what are the 5 nativity scenes absolutely worth seeing in Italy! Before dis...

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A slow travel is like cuddles for the soul, a gift we can make to ourselves to rediscover the joy of savouring a moment without haste. In Italy there are many ways to do exactly this, but one of the most fascinating is to board an heritage train to travel like our grandparents did. Pulled by steam locomotives on tracks that have sometimes been aban...

In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates, who were to receive news and testimonies on the life and miracles of the saint.Among the testimonies presented was on...

In Montedinove, an ancient village along the Valle Dell'Aso in the Sibillini Mountains in the province of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche Region, every year for the feast of the dead women are celebrated through the pink apple (la mela rosa) of the Sibillini Mountains. Many people gather to shop for typical products of the land and obviously this smal...

The capital of the Middle Ages, Gradara, pays tribute to the figure of Francesca da Rimini and her cursed love with Paolo Malatesta through the artistic and contemporary expression of street art. Gradara: the capital of the Middle Ages As we have already told you in a previous article, Gradara is a medieval village in Pesaro - Urbino. It is part of...

When you say Halloween in Italy, there are still those who turn up their noses because we give space to a product and a holiday that does not belong to us. But are we sure of this? We all know that it's an American holiday with an Irish tradition dating back to Celtic times. But there is a good chance that Halloween in Italy existed before the Celt...

Located at the top of a hill in the homonymous town, the Castle of Gradara towers over the valley below with magnificence and elegance. It is a medieval fortress located in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, in the Marche region, at the border with Emilia-Romagna.  The Castle of Gradara is a magical and time-less place, that towers over the adjacent to...

If we had to retrace the trip to Italy in the footsteps of the legendary XVII-century Grand Tour, we should take a long journey full of charming stopovers anywhere in the country. After retracing the best historical and cultural places in northern and central Italy, we now resume our journey and go south: must-do stops of our modern cultural grand...

In the Canto XXI of Paradise, 106-111, Dante Alighieri the supreme Italian poet, through the mouth of Pier Damiani describes the area located between the two coasts, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, not far from Florence, “where there are mountains so high that the thunder falls much lower.” There is the top of...