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Gennaio Posted by on Jan 10, 2011

Gennaio (January), the first month of the year, takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of gates and beginnings who is represented with two faces, one on the front and one on the back of his head. Principali Festivit√† (Main Festivals): On the first of January we celebrate Capodanno (New Year’s Day). On the…

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Il Turista Sotterraneo – 2. L’Italia del Centro-Sud Posted by on Jan 6, 2011

Let’s continue our visit to underground Italy. In our last post we visited some Hidden Places in the North of Italy. Today we are going to visit the centre and the south of Italy. Chiusi Several years ago, Geoff and I spent a couple of weeks exploring Umbria, and as we are very interested in…

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Il Turista Sotterraneo -1. Italia del Nord Posted by on Jan 3, 2011

Let’s begin 2011 with a brief look at an aspect of Italy that few tourists ever see: L’Italia di Sotto (Underground Italy). Milano Visiting the modern industrial city of Milan you would never guess that a century ago it was not unlike Venezia: a city of canals! In order to make the most of every…

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