What Are The Talking Statues of Rome and All About Them

For about more than 500 years, a unique way of showing public resentment in Rome has been underway as an iconic practice of anonymous political expression that began way back in the 16th century. Popularly known as the ‘Talking Statues of Rome’ or the ‘Congregation of Wits’, these are medieval statues that became outlets for the Vox Populi. These statues have been a platform for the people to make their opinions heard to the authorities by writing satirical messages on the pedestal of these statues. In the age of free speech and... Read More

6 Reasons To Visit Italy in Spring

Italy can be visited any time in the year, the mesmerizing landscapes, the taste of history, splendid architecture, breathtaking artwork and splendid culture of the country makes it anytime travel destinations. Although, every wine has a different glass that is so designed that the wine touches the right spot on the tongue to give you the best taste and so Italy also has a specific time to be visited to get the best experience. “Spring”—is that time of the year, one should visit the picturesque, sculpturesque, statuesque and... Read More

5 Worth Exploring Ghost Towns of Italy

If you may get confused, ghost towns are not haunted towns, rather they are the ruins of the civilization that has been abandoned by the once living inhabitants for the reasons like an epidemic, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown, geographical isolation etc. Ghost towns across the world have been a major tourist attraction, probably because of the tranquillity they resonate and the sympathy they arouse in the tourist’s heart. The spell becomes more enchanting when these ghost towns belong to a time not contemporary to... Read More

Having Coffee, The Italian Way

Just as coffee goes back all the way to Ethiopia, as it came from there, all the coffee variants that we know today lead back to Italy; cappuccino, latte, mocha, espresso, macchiato etc. Well, apart from crediting those names, Italy has something distinct with coffee which is not anywhere to be found in the world. Coffee in Italy is also served at places we know as ‘bars’. For the rest of the world, these bars are the places where liquor is served and consumed but, well in Italy, it is not the case. Although a ‘bar’ means... Read More

What All You Should See In Pompeii

Out of thousands of reasons to visit Italy, this is the one, you could never forget. The history books told us the deadly destruction of the city of Pompeii in 79 AD due to a catastrophic volcanic eruption of the adjoining Mount Vesuvius, which is today, one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes of the world. Yes, visiting the city of Pompeii which was buried for a period of a thousand and five hundred years under the volcanic ash, is undeniably one of the most amazing reasons to visit this place. One of the most disastrous in the human history, by... Read More

Rome’s Colosseum Glows Red

Picture Credit via Euro News The recent glowing of Rome’s Colosseum red could be symbolic of the bloody history of the amphitheater for many, but the reason was something else. On the evening of 24th of February, the Colosseum standing mighty in the heart of the city bathed in scarlet light, which mark a protest against the persecution of Christians around the world. The story goes back to 2010 when a Pakistani Christian woman—Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for making derogatory remarks about Islam. The alleged comment came... Read More

A Fountain That Squirts Wine

Fountains! We all have seen and loved fountains, all shapes, sizes and types of fountains. And why not? fountains are amazing man-made structures that beautify the water by spurting in a myriad of ways. Fountains have always been a part of folklore and urban myths for different reasons; some restoring beauty, some making your wishes come true, and one gushing out the wine. Well well well, the last one is not a folklore or an urban legend, it is the truth and it stands at the present time. This Italian wine drinking fountain lies in the... Read More

Make Your Love Eternal at Juliet’s House

There are some things which have always been disputed and hasn’t been put a conclusion to. One such thing is the reality of the famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare—Romeo & Juliet. Many people say it was as real as Shakespeare himself, although almost all the plays of William Shakespeare are said to be inspired by other literary sources and the play is said to have been inspired by the story written by Luigi Da Porto. The story is about two lovers from 2 rival families of Verona; Montecchi and Capuleti whose names even... Read More

Venice Carnival: The Festival of Disguise & More

The first thing that comes to mind when hear Venice is, water—a whole city on water and what follows are other distinct things like- renaissance art, Gondola, picturesque city etc. There is one more thing that is just as popular as any other Venetian charm and it is the Carnival of Venice. The carnival which is popularly known as Carnevale di Venezia in Italy is an annual festival which is held in Venice and it ends on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The word ‘carnival’ is derived from two Latin words; caro meaning flesh and... Read More

4 Amazing Festivals in Tuscany That You Should Include in Your Italian Holiday in 2018

Festivals are an integral part of a culture, and that fact not only makes them important for an inhabitant but also to someone who is a visitor. For a traveler or a visitor, festivals are one of the best ways of understanding the place he/she is visiting. Tuscany is a celebrated region of Italy as it is known for its history, art, traditions, landscapes and much more. Tuscany is a huge area that covers 5 provinces of Italy Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, and Lucca. Florence is known as the birthplace of Renaissance and that alone makes... Read More