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Robinson Crusoe is now three hundred years old: the founder of the modern novel

Robinson Crusoe is now three hundred years old: the founder of the modern novel

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is not only one of the most famous novels ever written; it is also, in many ways, the very founder of the modern novel. He was released in England on April 25, 1719 and then turns 25 or 300 years old. The adventurous Daniel Defoe, an […]

The fire in Notre-Dame destroys history and beauty

The fire in Notre-Dame destroys history and beauty

The sky of Paris was still clear, and incredibly bright when, just before 7 p.m., incredulous passers-by saw the first flames rise on Notre-Dame de Paris. As the news of the fire spread rapidly through the media, the terrifying images of the news already penetrated the homes, leaving viewers all over the world astonished. The […]

Praise of the elite

Praise of the elite

Strange is the fate of certain words, linked in part to etymology, in part to the spirit with which they are used. For example, bureaucracy, i.e. the administrative complex of each body, does not necessarily have the worst meaning prevailing today, which evokes paperwork, cumbersome procedures or quibbling formalisms. In France, the Grand Commission of […]

At the Grand Ball of the Venaria Reale with red shoes

At the Grand Ball of the Venaria Reale with red shoes

From Nave Vespucci to the Reggia della Venaria Reale in Turin. The xxiv edition of the event “Vienna on the lake” starts   Italy – On board the “most beautiful ship in the world”, the Amerigo Vespucci of the Italian Navy, on the occasion of the record edition of the Barcolana’50 in Trieste, the XXIV […]

Kindness, a virtue almost disappeared is remembered on November 13

Kindness, a virtue almost disappeared is remembered on November 13

It costs little or nothing to be polite about others, but everything changes. The small gestures and the carineries are a source of happiness that the world needs so much. These are the reasons why November 13 is the World Day of Kindness that was established in Japan in 1997 on the occasion of the […]

The real Gioconda would be from Milan

The real Gioconda would be from Milan

The face of the Mona Lisa does not represent any woman. Fleeing the arrival of the French in Milan, Leonardo found himself with a portrait that he could no longer give to the client and modified it during the course of work. And the face of the real woman is invisible, because hidden under the […]

The next Dalai Lama could be a woman

The next Dalai Lama could be a woman

Announcements, denials, allegations about the Dalai Lama’s state of health, even some fear his imminent death. A yellow that opens the question of the succession of the Spiritual Head of the Tibetans, not excluding even that the 15th Dalai Lama could be a woman. It was the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who today raises […]

A “Ustica Literary Village” the 1st Majorca Trophy

A “Ustica Literary Village” the 1st Majorca Trophy

The guides of the Diving of Ustica, experts of all the secrets and beauties that the sea of the island offers and that over the years have led underwater enthusiasts and professionals of underwater photography, will compete today in a friendly festival to tell through their images the beautiful seabed of Ustica. The divers enthusiastically […]

Tuscany, Brunelleschi Castle for sale

Tuscany, Brunelleschi Castle for sale

Designed by the famous architect during the early building of the Dome of Florence’s Cathedral Tuscany (Italy) – We owe a castle in Tuscany to great architect Filippo Brunelleschi; the estate was built in 1424, when the Dome of Florence’s Cathedral was in the early stages and owned by the noble Pucci family. For sale by […]

Florence: exhibition at Palazzo Pitti “Miraculous encounters: Pontormo from drawing to painting”

Florence: exhibition at Palazzo Pitti “Miraculous encounters: Pontormo from drawing to painting”

The return of the painting the “Halberdier” after almost thirty years is the occasion for an exhibition dedicated to Pontormo – “Incontri miracolosi: Pontormo dal disegno alla pittura“ Florence – In short, who was the Halberdier? The magnificent portrait by Pontormo, now preserved at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles (which bought it in 1989 […]

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