Important individuals of Italian History

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The best cat of the Colosseum. Rome and stray cats

Rome and cats are still an inseparable pair today. This is testified by the most sold and loved postcards by foreign visitors, those that portray Roman cats lazily crouched on the ruins or posing next to the statues. In the capital alone, 120,000 strays live which, since 2001, the Municipality of Rome has considered the …

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Torricella Peligna and the John Fante Festival

Torricella Peligna Torricella Peligna is a hill town between the Sangro and Aventino Valleys, in the province of Chieti, in Abruzzo. Its view extends to the Adriatic Sea and, like all Italian villages, it boasts an archaic history. The most ancient archaeological finds date back to the 6th century BC and are located in the archaeological museum …

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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 verses of his youthful book, Vita Nova, Beatrice returned to be the protagonist of the verses of the Divine Comedy from the last Canto of Purgatorio to Canto XXXI of Paradiso, thus demonstrating …

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Mary and Percy Shelley in the Gulf of Poets

Mary and Percy Shelley, famous for their libertarian aspirations and their unconventionality, met by chance and became lovers very quickly. He, poet and baronet, was already married with two children, and she was the young and intelligent daughter of a well-known feminist and an anarchist philosopher. Mary and Percy Shelley In 1814, they decided to …

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The Florio’s: The Uncrowned Rulers of Sicily

The Florio family, whose history was intertwined for about one hundred and fifty years with the birth of Italy, were originally from Bagnara Calabra and came to Palermo after the devastating earthquake of 1783, eager to make a fortune. Shortly, and from nothing, they built a real economic empire, becoming captains of industry with 6,000 …

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