Special Galleries and Museums

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Discover Small museums: in Serrone Museum of Theatrical Costume

The museum of theatrical costume in the old town of Serrone is a small treasure-trove where the visitor can let imagination go free and ‘tread the boards’ identifying with the world of this or that character. Become a dancer, an eighteenth century Count, a nineteenth century gentleman or wear clothes straight out of a

By |January 16th, 2017|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

Rocca Priora: a Terrace over Rome for Inferno by Robazza

A spectacular terrace over Rome is site for the museum dedicated to Master Robazza in Rocca Priora, a town that, from its summit, continues to play a role as guardian of Rome.

You come to Rocca Priora along the ancient Via Latina and you will be enraptured by the beauty of nature, a perfect colour

Two Million Years Living in Thessaly

The great cities of the ancient world such as Rome and Athens are but babes in relation to the cities and towns of Thessaly in central Greece.

The area of Larissa, the capital of Thessaly, has been continuously occupied since the Neolithic Age, and areas to the east have discoveries dating back to the Paleolithic

By |October 20th, 2016|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

Family Memories in A Collection of Toy Horses

The horse has occupied a unique role in mankind since the first human bestrode one of these magnificent beasts.

It is remembered in the myths of far distant past such as Pegasus, the flying horse, the magnificent Centaur which shows man’s desire to share the beauty and power of the horse, or the magical Unicorn,

By |September 30th, 2016|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

Sensual Goblets in Murano glass by Massimiliano Caldarone

Images of sensual women nestle within the soft curves of glass that forms almost ‘cages’ in which the female figure is enhanced but becomes unreachable. This is the Massimiliano Caldarone universe and the line of sensual goblets that he launched at the former Church of Santa Chiara Murano  as the glass centre on Murano.

Massimiliano is

Priverno Remembering Privernum

The main road from the motorway at Frosinone to the Tyrrhenian seaside resort of Terracina is a continuous stream of cars and trucks on a summers day, and nearly all the travellers give not a second thought to the towns of the Lepini Mountains spread and dotted over the low hills and higher mountains.

But

By |August 12th, 2016|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

798, a touch of Beijing art in Rome

When my partner Gavin showed me pictures of art from galleries of 798 precinct in Beijing I had a fit of jealousy. Pictures made me see the intriguing works that provide a bridge between two cultures, which for so many years (since the decline of the Silk Road) have been far apart.

Art always precedes

By |June 17th, 2016|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

Atocha Sunken Treasure gives birth to Golden Eagle

To find sunken treasure is the dream of many a boy and buccaneer.

One man’s dream became a reality when in 1985 after 16 years searching Mel and Deo Fisher discovered, buried in the sands near the sunken wreck of the Spanish galleon ‘Atocha’ a cache of 13,500 carats of emeralds from the legendary Muzo

‘Quizling’ the Quiz Educational tool

We want the best for our children and we need to find a way to educate them without annoying them, trying new forms of ‘edutainment’ or ‘infotainment’ using quizzes such as ‘Quizling’ as a quiz educational tool.

For instance, a core part of the educational process for children virtually worldwide comprises tours, visits to museums,

Massimo Tizzano, Kitsch painter

From north to south, from east to west, this is the story of the painter Massimo Tizzano.

Massimo was born into a family from the south that moved to the north, then he moved again further north to reach his master, Norwegian Odd Nerdrum, and after a few years he returned to live in Calabria

By |March 16th, 2016|Lifestyle, Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

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