Mysterious Italy

 

 

Francis and Clare, the great saints of Assisi
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    After the year 1000 the Church faced a great change and several conflicts, both internal and against the temporal power authorities. In 1054 the Great Schism of the East Church has had place, due to significant divergences. The … Read More

On the trail of Frederick II: Stupor Mundi
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“And I saw a beast full of blasphemous names coming out of the sea, which resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. He opened his mouth to blaspheme … Read More

The rock carvings of the Val Camonica
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Since his appearance the Homo sapiens has engraved important historical and symbolic evidences on the rock. They are known as rock carvings or petroglyphs, which are graffiti obtained by pointed tools. Archaeologists have found rock carvings in many places over … Read More

The Romanesque in Emilia and its protagonists
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During the 11th and 12th century Europe faced a process of political, social and artistic renovation. In this period the feudalism and the communes originated, particularly in Italy. The Romanesque was an architectural and artistic style that mostly reflected the … Read More

A fascinating journey into the city of Brescia
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The city of Brescia, located next to the Camunian Alpes, has ancient origins. A legend tells that Cidno, king of the Ligures, founded the city near a hill known as Cidneo. However, the Ligures origins are not sure, since the … Read More

Templar symbolisms: the Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Genoa
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The Genoa Cathedral of St. Lawrence was consecrated in 1118 by Pope Gelasius II. Located in the center of the city, the building is similar to the religious edifices constructed between the 10th and 12th century. Nonetheless, the Genoa Cathedral … 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 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 5 mysteries of Venice
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The city of Venice has ancient origins and a glorious history. Its oldest core corresponds to Riva Alta, or Rialto headquarter, where a first urban settlement is attested since the half of the 5th century. Since 697 a.C. Venice was … Read More

The unknown knight and other mysteries of Bergamo
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Bergamo has ancient origins. The Orobii period attests the first settlement from the Orobii, a Celticized-Ligurians population who lived in the area where the city is placed during the Iron Age. Pliny the Elder [1] affirmed that “Como, Bergamo and … Read More

Who were the ancient Sardinians? The mystery of the origins and the Nuragic language
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Sardinia, with its history, customs and its lively language represents an inimitable unicum. So sunny, simple and frank like its population, as mysterious sentinel of a glorious and unknown past. A past that lives in the hearts of the Sardinian … Read More

Mysteries of Rome, volume 2: The Alchemical Door and the lost Villa Palombara
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Rome is the city in the word that mostly evokes ancient glories and extraordinary historical events. Moving along the stone pavement leading to the Colosseum until the Circus Maximus, or moving across the Imperial Fora and the triumphal arches of … Read More

The last day of Lucius Vetutius Placidus in Pompeii
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  On the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius, in the quiet city of Pompeii, Indagini e Misteri tells the chronicle of a dramatic day. The life of Lucius Vetutius Placidus is the pretext to reconstruct the events of that tragic … Read More

Myths and rituals of ancient Sardinia
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The meaning of the rite. Since the dawn of humanity, and simultaneously with the development of the first civilizations, complex systems of rituals and symbols were born. The term rite derives from the Sanskrit, rta, which means order, repetition. The … Read More

The mysteries of Sardinia
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An extraordinary island located in the midst of the Mediterranean sea, ancient and unknown civilizations, imposing megalithic constructions: Indagini e Misteri comes to Sardinia to lead a fascinating adventure. Where the mother earth and the rock merge in a mystic … Read More

A journey into the past in the ancient Poseidonia
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Visiting the Archaeological Park of Paestum means travelling back in history. The site contains, as in a gap of a universe suspended in time, millennia of extraordinary history, which can be reached along its stony paths. From prehistory to the … Read More

The sword in the stone, the myth begins in Tuscany
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  A proud knight, the Holy Grail, the sword in the stone and … Camelot … or maybeTuscany! In the midst of enchanting natural landscapes, in a place of essential mysticism and extraordinary artistic importance, is located the Hermitage of … Read More

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