Ancient Greece

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
Greeks began to settle in Southern Italy in the 8th and 7th centuries BC, exporting their culture, which would later influence the Roman world. They colonized…
Travel
by Gordon Lethbridge | Fri, 02/20/2015 - 04:00
For anyone with a sweet tooth, Taormina is a temptation too hard to resist. It is difficult to stroll down the main thoroughfare, Corso Umberto I, or the via…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:00
The largest industrial quarter for the production of ceramics of the ancient world has been discovered at the archeological site of Selinunte in south-west…
Travel
by Barry Lillie | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:15
Many holidaymakers staying along the Amalfi coast will undertake the 72-minute drive north to visit the ancient sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. However,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:00
“Hadrian and Greece. Hadrian's Villa between Classicism and Hellenism” is a new exhibition just launched at Tivoli’s Villa Adriana to showcase the important…
Culture
by Carol King | Sat, 07/20/2013 - 06:03
words by Carol King Archaeologists have unearthed five monumental buildings at the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) at Tivoli, near Rome. Roman Emperor…
Culture
by Carol King | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 04:57
Carol King selects the Top 5 must-see archaeological sites in Italy. Colosseo and Foro Romano, Rome, Lazio Ancient Roman Emperor Vespasian started construction…
Culture
by Carol King | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:24
A rare collection of drawings of Ancient Greek temples in Paestum by 18th-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi is on show at the Sir John Soane’s…
Culture
by Gabi Logan | Thu, 07/26/2012 - 05:03
Archaeologists working in the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, Sicily, one of the largest and most important Greek colonies on the island, have uncovered a…
Culture
by Natalie Aldern | Mon, 03/21/2011 - 06:46
The Venus of Morgantina has returned home to Sicily after being stolen from Italy over thirty years ago.In the late 1970s, tomb raiders are believed to have…