Lanuvio – near Rome on wonderful Hills
Nov28

Lanuvio – near Rome on wonderful Hills

Lanuvio is located 33 kilometers from Rome, on the Albani Hills, is part of the Castelli Romani. The foundation would have happened thanks to or Diomede, a companion of Aeneas, or for the eponymous hero Lanuvio. A city well known in antiquity, it owes its fortune to the Sanctuary of Giunone Sospita. This building was on more terracing on the hill of San Lorenzo and sees different stages of construction. The goddess is portrayed as an...

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Portus
Nov28

Portus

  When you name the city of Fiumicino comes immediately to mind for its seafood restaurants, for the sea and the walks along the dock. Few, including its inhabitants, know its rich archaeological history. On Via Portuense, a few steps from Fiumicino Airport, under a viaduct there is the entrance to the park archaeological site of the ports of Claudius and Trajan. The coast today has advanced about 3 kilometers but in ancient...

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Castelli Romani – Lakes, papal residences and porchetta
Nov28

Castelli Romani – Lakes, papal residences and porchetta

  Near Rome, more precisely on the Alban Hills, there are 17 municipalities today gathered under the name of “Castelli Romani”. As the historian Giuseppe Tomassetti reconstructed, the denomination “Roman castles” dates back to the XIV century, when many inhabitants of Rome, to escape economic and political difficulties deriving from the captivity of Avignon, they took refuge in the castles of the Roman...

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Genazzano “Infiorata” –  A show for the sight and for the story
Nov28

Genazzano “Infiorata” – A show for the sight and for the story

 In the heart of Lazio, there is a small one borough: Genazzano. Already known in ancient Rome as a holiday destination, in the last century it comes visited by thousands of tourists, especially in July, for a particular event: “The Infiorata”.   It all started in 1883 when His Excellency Vincenzo Monsignor Vannutelli, drafted the statute of the Association of the Apostolate of Prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart of...

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La terra mercantile e portuale del grande Impero Romano: Civitavecchia
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La terra mercantile e portuale del grande Impero Romano: Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia (l’antica Centumcellae, dal litorale scoglioso e ricco di insenature) corrisponde all’antica terra mercantile e portuale dell’Impero Romano sotto Traiano. Precisamente nel 106 d.C. l’imperatore, incaricò l’architetto Apollodoro di Damasco, di costruire un porto imperiale più grande, con lo scopo di dotare Roma di attrezzature portuali secondarie rispetto a quelle già ampliate, dallo stesso imperatore, alla foce del...

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Vi porto a Porto…
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Vi porto a Porto…

Quando si nomina la città di Fiumicino vengono subito in mente i suoi ristoranti di pesce, il mare e le passeggiate lungo la darsena. Pochi, compresi i suoi abitanti, conoscono la sua ricca storia archeologica. Sulla Via Portuense, a pochi passi dall’Aeroporto di Fiumicino, sotto un viadotto c’è l’ingresso al parco archeologico dei porti di Claudio e di Traiano. La costa oggi è avanzata di circa 3 chilometri ma anticamente il mare...

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