Want to go on a journey into the world of ancient fears and myths? An exposition opens in Rome, combining for the first time sculptures of monsters and fantastic characters created at all times and from all kinds of materials. Unreasonable fears, the depths of the underworld, hidden threats, witchcraft, deadly temptations, a hidden world of water depths, gloomy abysses of darkness ... for centuries, our anxieties and fears have generated many monsters.
The tradition of rubbing the bronze statue of Juliet in Verona pretty "patted" the monument, which caused an urgent need to replace it with a copy. Touching the three-dimensional image of one of the main characters of the Shakespearean play seeks all those who do not add up to a romantic relationship. However, over the years, after tens of thousands of tourists touched the statue of Capulet, it lost its former appearance and was removed from the courtyard of the house of Juliet (Casa di Giulietta) in Verona.
After 12 years of careful study, building theories and arguments, the Texas scientist proudly declares that he revealed the secret of Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile, which no one has succeeded in five hundred years since the writing of the world-famous painting masterpiece by the legendary Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci).
The passion of Italians "speak hands" is known throughout the world. But as it turned out, many gestures contradict the language of the deaf-mute, which is used by thousands of people in the country. Therefore, the government is expected to draft a bill regulating the current situation. The ability to "talk with hands" glorified Italians around the world, along with pizza, pasta and espresso.
The famous Italian film studio Chinechitta today turned 78 years old. Google did not fail to celebrate this date in Doodle. 78 years, maybe not a round date, but in any case significant and worthy of respect. On April 28, 1937, a cinema studio of Cinechitt (Italian: Cinecittà, literally: Cinema City, Cinema City) opened in Rome, whose name eventually became synonymous with all Italian cinema.
The Italian authorities seized 50 kilograms of insects intended for guests of a fashionable restaurant in Milan. Almost half a centner of insects, including wasps and worms, were seized by the Italian authorities in one of Milan's restaurants offering a very exotic menu. La Sidreria, a Milanese establishment, ready to treat its visitors with dishes of not quite European cuisine, made up a whole menu with insects, asking for a full “lunch” 30 euros.
Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini expressed his support for the restoration plan for the Colosseum arena, which implies a large-scale change in the scene on which battles between gladiators and wild animals took place. The Roman amphitheater, erected back in 80 AD, had an arena with wooden floors covered with sand, masking many tunnels through which brave gladiators got into the arena a long time ago.
In 6 places of the city you can listen to music by scanning a QR code with your smartphone. A stethoscope reveals the melody of breathing, the pulsation of the heart, thousands of echoes of the body. To feel the sound of Turin, it is enough to use a smartphone: on November 10, an amazing project was presented at the Club to Club electronic music festival.
Chocolate lovers, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Italian branch of paradise for sweet tooth. Eurochocolate is held 21 times in Perugia - one of the largest and most famous chocolate festivals not only in Italy, but throughout Europe. Officially, the "sweetest" event of the year starts today, October 17, and will delight residents and visitors of the city until the 26th of this month.
The interior painting of the famous Vatican landmark - the Sistine Chapel - appeared before visitors in a new light: an unusual lighting system was installed in the building. Angels and prophets, depicted in different colors, once almost indistinguishable due to a lack of light, now appeared in front of visitors to the Sistine Chapel in all its glory: a revolutionary lighting system was installed in the church, which included 7 thousand Led bulbs made especially for the world famous world chapel, where the cardinals elect the heirs of the Holy See since the 15th century.
Peepl.De, the organizer of the West European concerts of the band Ocean Elzy, and Italy4.me represent: The iconic Ukrainian group, which won the hearts of millions of people a few decades ago, will arrive in Rome on November 30 to give the only Italian concert on the Earth tour. Elzy Ocean can be called without any exaggeration one of the most famous and talented rock bands not only in Ukraine, but also in many other CIS countries.
Meet Miss Italy 2014: Clarissa Marchese. This insanely beautiful girl was born in the province of Agrigento (Agrigento) on the island of Sicily, and now lives in the city of Ribera (Ribera). She is 20 years old, she has brown eyes and brown hair. Clarissa became the eleventh Sicilian to get the Miss Italy title.
Already on September 5, thousands of Italian gourmets from all over the world will come to Parma to taste the Prosciutto di Parma. For the seventeenth time in Parma and its environs, the Festival of Parma Ham (Festival del Prosciutto di Parma) will be held, where for several weeks guests and residents of the city will taste different types of amazing local produce.
Organic foods, raw foods, vegetarians and vegans. A few years ago, these terms were not as widely known as they are today. But nowadays they are becoming more and more popular. Followers of vegetarianism and veganism are trying to keep up with the latest trends in proper nutrition in the hope of preserving not only their health, but also the world around us.
Wonderful MICAM Shoevent shoe show returns to Milan again! Over the years, the latest trends of the unstable, but surprising and even bewitching world of shoes have been highlighted in the framework of MICAM. This event was first held back in 1969, and since then it has become so popular and so loved by fashion lovers that these days it is held twice a year - in March and September.
The authorities of Rome need to find more than 30 million euros for the reconstruction of the Golden House of Nero, which is in poor condition and could collapse at any time. Once this building was a symbol of the power and wealth of ancient Rome, but its venerable age of 2 thousand years makes itself felt. The authorities of the Eternal City faced the task of finding a huge sum to restore the palace of the great emperor Nero, now a whole complex of halls and frescoed rooms, located in the heart of Rome opposite the Colosseum.
Archaeologists have discovered on the site of the ancient Roman port of Ostia a cemetery, on the graves of which are written curses designed to scare off looters. Italian archaeologists have discovered an unusual find. On the site of the ancient Roman port, which supposedly existed about 2, 700 years ago, a whole cemetery was found.
British actor Reece Ritchie, starring in the Desert Dancer movie, which opened the Ischia's Global Film and Music Festival www.ischiaglobal last night. com, said that he would really like to make a film in Italy and that he had already begun to learn the local language.
In the first place, as expected, English, in the second French, and in the third - Spanish. The Italian language is in the lead thanks in large part to the famous Italian cuisine. The list of languages studied in the world includes more than six thousand names (!), Arranged in a strict sequence of universal classification.
A wave of criticism fell on Roman officials for providing a € 6 million concert for the Rolling Stones for a 2000-year-old Grand Circus venue for just € 8000. On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the long-awaited concert of the legendary Rolling Stones as part of the world tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of the team "014 On Fire".
A cheerful and charming nun became the winner of the Italian analogue of the vocal show “The Voice”, demonstrating an incendiary dance and brilliant performance of pop hits. In the final, the nun competed with long-haired rapper Giacomo Voli, whom she beat by a significant margin (62% of the vote versus 38%).