The largest and most precious open-air museum in the world.

The fourth site to be included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO doesn’t really need presentations. Just particular care, and love.

Rome, colosseum and fori imperiali. The largest open-air museum in the world.

The fourth site to be included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO doesn’t really need presentations.

The capital of Italy since 1870 (9 years after complete unification of Italian territories) and capital of known world back to 2000 years ago, Rome is probably the most historical city in the world and the largest open-air museum in the world.

Founded in the 753 B.C. has been growing since, into an immense territory.

It now extends for over 1200 km², that for comparison is over 10 times the overall extension of Paris. With the difference that the latter has almost 3 times more inhabitants.

Rome is worldwide famous for its infinite amount of art pieces, monuments, churches and in general anything that has a historical value.

The very wide city centre includes a small nation itself, Vatican city.

Albeit this large extension, Rome isn’t really a fast going city. The streets are mainly narrow, built for a completely different type of transportation than large touristic buses and vans. In support of commuters have been built two lines of the tube, but any meter of work to build them had cost in money and time as nowhere else in the world.

This time, more than for bureaucracy, the delay, is due to the numerous historical items can be found few meters underground. So, machines could only slowly move ahead and have been stopped multiple times when new items were discovered.

Panorama from Rome roofs

It’s currently being built the line C, which will, once completed further support movements in the city.

The initial works have already brought to the discovery of a large part of an unknown building, built presumably under the emperor Adriano, in the second century AD, where could find the so-called ”auditoria”. Rooms dedicated to reading, sort of historical libraries.

‘Fiorentini’ are the most jealous people of the world

‘Fiorentini’ are passionate people, caring very much for their city, so much of being deeply jealous. The charm of the city is too much.

Florence by night is stunning!

It’s said that is part of the experience of anyone from Florence, when travelling abroad for work, study or pleasure, when asked in a dialogue his origins of having to hear back ”Florence! Renaissance! That’s a beauty! ”.

And it’s part of any ‘fiorentino’ to feel that mix of pleasure and nuisance from the compliments received. Being almost irritated from having to listen, once again the same thing again.

‘Fiorentini’ are passionate people, caring very much for their city, so much of almost being jealous of it. Hard to accept of having to share with the entire world its beauty. Like a jealous boyfriend would do, when feel the charm of the loved one can seduce others too.

And this is the destiny of the city and its inhabitants that received in 1982 the inclusion in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Third site for Italy, back by then.

Florence by day. Arno river.

Florence, the outstanding beauty

Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, the work of great masters such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo.

Florence description is how UNESCO has described it on their official website. It’s available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0

The reference to ” it’s said so” is mentioned in various sites that ”fiorentini have this characteristic.

Here’s why the story behind the last supper will leave you speechless

The second Italian site to be included in the Unesco Heritage list had seriously risked of being lost in the most improbable way

the last supper from leonardo da vinci

One of the most famous painting of all time may have had the craziest story behind.

Around 1495 Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza to renovate the interior of Santa Maria delle Grazie‘s church.

Leonardo worked 4 years to produce the iconic Last Supper. A paint full of symbolism and acute messages that only a genius such as Leonardo could have thought through.

The main message is related to the reaction of the apostles when Jesus claims that someone among them will betray him soon.

Leonardo wasn’t exactly happy about the painting, in particular in the way in which the paint itself was sticking to the walls.

In the centuries after, many notable painters such as Vasari had noted the poor condition in which the paint was kept and how was almost lost all the charm.

Over times there were a few attempts of repairing it. Luckily some painters had made copy of it overtime, so it was possible to stay as close as possible to the original, albeit not always done.

But it was at the beginning of the nineteen century when the paint was really close to be destroyed forever.

Napoleon was together with his troops in Milan and all the area was under French control. Some soldiers have started using the church as a modern squatted house. Moving the area into a bivouac and using the refectory, where the Last Supper was painted, as a stable for their horses.

The paint was in absolute danger and…’s how last supper story story continues…

10 thousands years old art, in Camonica Valley, Italy

The very first Italian site that has been included in the World Heritage list from UNESCO confirmed this is also one of the oldest.

rock drawing Val Camonic

Italy is a land full of contrast. Starting from its age. A very young country, founded only in 1861 awith one of the oldest and richest history on earth.

The very first Italian site that has been included in the World Heritage list from UNESCO confirmed this. It was 1979 and Arte Rupestre della Val Camonica was becoming part of this prestigious list. Very much possibly among the oldest human made arts that can be found.

History says that nomad population moving in the Camonica valley, around the 8th and 6th millenium BC have found those large rocks a great area to carve and draw scenes of their lives. Hunting above all, but also plants and fruits.

Controversy on the symbol

One of the most famous drawing of this valley is the Rosa Camuna, today also used as a symbol of the Lombardy region, where Camonica valley sit. Albeit believed to be associated with a rose, in the reality this is only a modern creation, as majority of studies have associated it with the solar power and the impact of the sun on earth.

This spectacular site can be visited at

Loc. Naquane, 1, 25044 Capo di Ponte in provincia of Brescia, Italy