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Sarmede "the fairy tale's town"

This is the 30th anniversary of this festival, there will be 80 events of street art and theatre from October 8th to February 11th.

"Le Fiere del Teatro" (theatre's fairs) will start the festival with a double appointment sunday 8 and 15 October; 50 companies from 20 different nations will performe for a total of 100 different shows each sunday, everywhere in the city!

The Venice Glass Week

This is the year of the first Venice Glass Week edition; from 10th to 17th September there will be a total of 140 events regarding Venetian glass: university, furnaces, museums, foundations and much more.
There will be varied initiatives, the most free, like parties, exibitions, open fournaces or seminars; you can find the complete program in the website.
During this week you can see the glass world in all its aspects like Anamorphic Glass – Oliviero Zane:

Cervara Benedictine Abbey - Liguria

Cervara combines reality with imagination, and history with legend; a rare concentrate of wonders similar to that kept in the Benedictine Abbey, is hard to find.

The structure includes the church of San Girolamo, a beautiful quadrangular cloister, a watchtower built to guard the area from attacks, a wonderful Italian monumental garden overlooking the sea and a beautiful botanical garden filled with the scents of Florentine lemon trees and Chinese mandarin oranges.

Rocchetta Mattei Castle

It is one of the most beautiful castle in Italy, a mixed style of  Moorish and Medieval, reach of colours and magic.

The brilliant man of science Cesare Mattei, wished to build it in 1850 and was completed in 9 years; inside he wanted a particular room, the "hall of 90", to celebrate his 90th birthday but unfortunately he died 30 years before this celebration.

Grotta Gigante di Sgonico

When you visit it, you can see the bigger natural room of a grotto, someone told that it can contain the entire St. Peter's Basilica!

This huge grotto (about 328 feet height, 557 lenght, 262 width) was discovered at the end of XIX age from Anton Federico Lindner.

It is magnificent not just for the room dimensions, but also for the size of its calcareous formation like Colonna Ruggero, its bigger stalagmite, 40 feet tall.

You can visit it all the year in Carso Triestino, North Italy.

The "Mosè di Michelangelo"

"Mosè di Michelangelo" came back to the light, and is not just a way of saying.

This fascinating sculpture of Michelangelo, situated on the tomb of Giulio II in Rome, after the refurbishment is back to shine.

The artist have done it using a particular technique, he have used lead to polish only the part of the statue that will be kissed by the sun and have made opaque the parts that need to move to the background.

With this technique the statue is like a painting, the left arm reflects the light in an mazing way.

History of the Carnival in Venice: the Bauta and Moretta, the traditional Carnival masks

"Buongiorno Siora maschera!" ( Good morning, Lady mask ): This was the greeting along the streets and canals of the city during Carnival: nothing in those days was more important, neither gender, neither social class, let alone the person's identity.
The Craftsmen who produced masks were called "maschereri", they belonged to the class of painters and they had their own statutes dating back to 1436. The manufacture of masks was not limited to the carnival period, because they were worn throughout the year even in official banquets or parties of the Republic.

Subterranean Naples

La Galleria Borbonica, the Bourbon Tunnel, a dusty passage full of lost items, the carcasses of cars and motorbikes, the remains of old electrical equipment and of statues, is the tunnel located under a hill called, ironically, God’s Mountain, Monte di Dio.

It is a segment barely longer than 500 meters/1,600 feet and was dedicated in 1855 to the Bourbon King Ferdinand II.