Monthly Archives: May 2017

Famous for its lovely arias, its melodies, and its theatricality, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, one of his indisputable masterpieces, has long been a moving experience for audiences around the world. This magnificent production, directed by the acclaimed Argentinian director Hugo de Ana, will return to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for five performances, under […]

The world’s only elite track cycling league returns in 2017 featuring British Olympic Champions and international cycling stars. An action-packed race program in each session includes the men’s and women’s Elite Championship, world class sprint racing and the Future Stars. Thrilling racing will be combined with entertainment to create a fun day out for all […]

The Barking Folk Festival is one of the key events in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Summer of festivals’ programme. The free festival on Sunday 11 June at Abbey Ruins will feature fantastic folk music from around the world. We can now confirm the exciting line up which is headlined by Newton Faulkner: […]

Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the famous Italian Lakes destinations, not far from Milan in the north of Italy. Lake Como is long (50km), slender and extremely deep. The southern end forks into two long ‘legs’, with the picturesque town of Bellagio situated on the promontory between them. Like the other Italian […]

The cities and countryside towns of the Amalfi Coast are different one from the other, each with its own traditions and peculiarities that render them singular and unique; nonetheless, they are all characterized by architectonic monuments like the Saracen Tower of Cetara; the Romanesque Cathedral of Amalfi and its “Cloister of Paradise,” clearly under the Oriental influence; the Church […]

Florence, the home of the Renaissance and birthplace of our modern world, has the best Renaissance art in Europe. In a single day, you could look Michelangelo’s David in the eyes, fall under the seductive sway of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and climb the modern world’s first dome, which still dominates the skyline. Of course, […]

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or […]

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage […]

Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum–officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater–with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell […]