The Carnival of Ivrea

carnivalThe Carnival of Ivrea, which started to be celebrated in 1808, is not only one of the oldest one but also one of the most popular festivals in the world. In fact, it is well known not only in Italy but also abroad, and it is mentioned in both schoolbooks and university ones, due to the anthropology aspect of the event.

There are several main characters, such as the miller’s daughter, the Mugnaia in Italian, having the General … Read the rest

Discovering the Gods and Goddesses at the Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Gods and GoddessesWhile visiting the Egyptian Museum, you will find so many Gods and Goddesses, and you will ask yourself why there are so many of them and what they are related to.

Ancient Egyptians believed in several magical practises, myths and stories, each of them related to a specific God or Goddes. All of them are important, even if it could be hard to believe for us.

In this post you will be able to learn the most … Read the rest

The Olive Tree Museum

Olive Tree MuseumOil, as you know, is a very important ingredient in the Italian cuisine, that’s why around the country you can easily find some museums dedicated to the olive tree.

One of the most important ones is the Fratelli Carli‘s one, located in Imperia Oneglia.

Having won the Award for European Museum of the Year, this museum shows how the Carli’s brothers have dedicated their family history to the olive tree, which is the symbol of this highly … Read the rest

Tiburzi, the bandit from Tuscany

According to some legends and a poem by an anonymous, Domenico Tiburzi, was the bandit who lived in the Maremma during 19th century.

There are both supporters of this theory, pointing the finger to him as responsible of 20 homicides, since he was very cruel, and the defenders, who, even today, keep saying he was nothing but a romantic hero who was helping the poor people by stealing from the rich ones.

Tiburzi’s mission, as some supporters call … Read the rest

Leuven back in the past

As everyone knows, towns in the past were different. Leuven, which is located in Belgium, 20 km east of Brussels, is the capital of the so-called province of Flemish Brabant.

In the Middle Ages, it was protected by a huge wall, which was built during the 12th century. Its circumference was about 3/4 miles, and there were 11 town gates and 31 towers which had to keep off enemy. The construction structure is made of … Read the rest