You may think you know the Roman Forum - the Arch of Titus, the Via Sacra, the Temple of Saturn...You can’t visit Rome without visiting the Roman Forum, after all. As the political and religious heart of Ancient Rome, it’s arguably the most important archaeological site in the city.
Aside from the Colosseum, it may be the most eye-catching building in Rome - an imposing cylindrical fortress looming over the river, casting a shadow over the bridge of marble angels. Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the city’s most iconic ancient buildings, yet many tourists don’t bother to enter the castle, or find out the story behind this amazing monument.
La piazza romana diventa la protagonista dei mercati all`aperto, delle notti brave tra aperitivi e cocktail. Ma c’è stato un tempo in cui era famosa per le sue esecuzioni capitali ordinate dalla Chiesa.
Honesty is the best policy for Stuck On Planet Earth, the Vaughan-based alt-rock band with three EPs since their start in 2007, and one on the way. “To be a good artist, you have to be honest,” says bassist/vocalist Al Capo. “Whether we’re playing live to one person or 500 people, our genuine sincerity transcends everything.”
On December 7, 1598, Gian Lorenzo Bernini was born in Naples.
Italians don’t like taxes, but then, who does? The recent upheaval and public demonstrations against the Monti government’s attempt to introduce new levies just confirm it. However, back in the XIX century, taking it to the streets was not a safe way to express dissent. In 1873, in Viareggio, a coastal town in northern Tuscany, a group of wealthy middle-class men decided to organize a parade of floats adorned with flowers, but many local citizens who attended the parade, tired of the ever increasing taxation imposed on them, decided to put on masks as a sign of protest and refusal and to protect their identity from the often brutal police repression.
For years, Jean-Claude Lussier has wandered down the alleys, docks, campielli and palazzi of Venice during the time of the Carnival. Behind the painted faces and costumes of the Venice Carnival, he searches for the soul of this event, brought to life by those who themselves bring life to this fabled event.