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Roman glassware includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. 34 more words

Arts & Krafts

Dress-up: Creating an Illusion with Antica Sartoria

Growing up is all an illusion. I’ve seen so many middle-aged men and women jump at the opportunity to dress-up for festivals and themed parties. Although, most men and women don’t realize that playing dress-up is a choice that is made every morning; the gypsy on the street, the sophisticated business women in suits or the man who decided to become a statue for a few hours all chose their own costume and distinctive style. 390 more words

Nero's golden palace among Italian heritage sites in €300m restoration plan

Emperor Nero’s golden palace, the walls of medieval Siena and the foundations of Venice will all receive sorely needed restoration funds after Italy approved a planto spend €300m ($325m/£220m) to protect its cultural heritage. 288 more words


Pàthei màthos, o sulla sofferenza come conoscenza

«io sono convinto che l’uomo non rinuncerà mai alla vera, autentica sofferenza… Giacché la sofferenza è la vera origine della coscienza…  In realtà io continuo a pormi una domanda oziosa: che cos’è meglio, una felicità da quattro soldi o delle sublimi sofferenze? 901 more words


Jersey Tomato Sauce with Shrimp and Fettuccine

Now is the time to savor Jersey tomatoes, from a tomato salad to a marinara sauce.  Last night I prepared fettuccine tossed with shrimp in a Jersey tomato sauce. 194 more words