The articles and our travel reports, discovering the mysteries of Italy

Mysterious Italy


The symbols we studied and their meaning throughout history



The investigations about the most important relics of the Christianity. It includes a focus over the Middle Age and the Knights Templar 

The search for the Holy Grail


The archive of the anthropological studies, myths and rites, from the prehistory, the Ancient Egypt to the modern age

Mythical dimensions and rituals


Uncertain historical sources, manuscripts, engravings, even whole lives hidden in the mystery

Stranger historyes


Mystery as interior expression of the human existence and its representation by art

Art and mystery’s philosophy


Discovering Indagini e Misteri

Indagini e Misteri is a blog of travel and adventure, that originates from the passion and personal research of its authors, Samuele and Daniela. It was born as an instrument of critical investigation aimed at deepening the sense of the mystery in the history and art, throghout the study of ancient cultures, of its symbols and iconic objects.

Indagini e Misteri is an ideal frontier, since it is located on the boundary among different ancient cultures, civilizations, ages and contexts, as a priviliged observer. This is the epoché of the ancient Greeks, the suspended judgment, accompanied by a strict historical-scientific approach which can lead the spirit of the discovery.

Latest articles

The Sator Square
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1.The enigmatic Sator Square   It was November 12th, 1936. The archeologist Matteo della Corte was doing an inspection in the Gymnasium at the archaeological site of Pompeii [1]. This large building, dating back to the 1st century BC, today … Read More

The symbology of the Omphalos
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  The Omphalos (also known as Sacred Center) belongs to a rich set of exoteric symbols, largely used for decoratives scopes and with a great symbolic tradition. This fascinating symbol corresponds to eight linear segments converging towards a central point … Read More

The Altopascio Tau Knights
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  Altopascio and the Tau Knights In the Tuscan branch of the Via Francigena, the ancient way that led pilgrims to Jerusalem, there is the nice village of Altopascio. Here, before 1084, there had been the Spedale “edificatus in locus … Read More

The city of Lucca, a labyrinth of mysteries
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Lucca, a city with a great cult tradition, located along the Via Francigena, outpost of the Christianity. Among the dichromate marbles of the Tuscany Romanesque some existential and eschatological timeless questions are hidden; an ancient and unknown labyrinth, engraved on … Read More

The Wheel of Fortune, Medieval symbology
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Throughout history many symbols have represented the geometry of the wheel. It is the case of the ancient solar symbologies, like the swastika, the spiral and the Camunian Rose. Instead, in the Middle Age there was a more complex set … Read More

The Holy Face of Lucca, historical analysis and recent studies
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Recent scientific analysis conducted on the famous relic of the Holy Face of Lucca have shed new light on the history and importance of the wooden crucifix.   The Holy Face The Holy Face  is a wooden crucifix,  venerated as … Read More

The ancient symbolism of the swastika
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Introduction The symbology of the swastika is much more ancient than you think. The first archaeological evidences dated back to the Neolithic, whose specimens are known at the rock engravings of the Val Camonica. It is the case of the … Read More

The magic symbolism of Ferrara
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Today Ferrara is the keeper of an important and diversified Renaissance heritage: from the noble palaces to the masterful Este Castle, from the extraordinary Cathedral of San Giorgio to the innovative urban structure, each element seems to be permeated by … Read More

The Camunian Rose
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The Camunian Rose is an ancient symbolism dated back to the Iron Age and frequently found among the rock carvings of the Val Camonica. Particularly, among the 300.000 petroglyphs of the various archaeological sites of the valley, there are 92 … Read More

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