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The Borgias

The Borgias were one of the most important and powerful Italian families between the 15th and 16th centuries. Of Spanish origin (their surname was originally

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The Black Madonna of Tindari

On the promontory facing the splendid Gulf of Patti, in the province of Messina, overlooking the picturesque Lakes of Marinello, stands the Sanctuary of Tindari. The building

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Dante’s Beatrice

Beatrice was the first woman of Italian literature to leave an indelible trace in the heart of every reader. Sung by Dante in the unforgettable

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The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited monuments in the world. Almost twenty thousand people a day and five million every year go to the

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