Cyclopean Walls have been found across the World, with questions surrounding the enhanced construction knowledge if not the builders’ identity itself.

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The famous Lion Gate, the main entrance of the citadel of Mycenae, Greece. Photo by Christos Vassiliou.

Overview


Although they have left countless unusual buildings over a span of 2,000 years, and had contact with most of the civilizations of the Mediterranean, little is known about the ancient Nuragic people.

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It is common to find Nuraghe on strategic locations, which create scenic views. Photo by Uwe Post.


Ancient Romans were the first major bridge builders. Through extensive use of the arch and concrete they perfected, they built the biggest and longest-lasting bridges of antiquity.

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The Puente Romano de Mérida in Spain, completed in 117 AD, is the world’s longest surviving bridge of the ancient times. Ángel M. Felicísimo from Mérida, España, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Origins


Old town has a network of underground tunnels used in the past for stocking, furnaces, illegal activities, and human trafficking

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One of the countless sections of the underground tunnels. Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Overview


Execution and torture were carried out at the rhythm of an orchestra’s music in the Janowska concentration camp

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The Janowska concentration camp orchestra between 1941 and 1943. Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Nazi-occupied Ukraine


The Collector- Finalist for November Writing Challenge

Art influences and is influenced by culture. Art portrays the history, which in turn records it. Art depicts the feelings of its time, and in turn sentiments affect it.

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‘La Pietà’, the awe-inspiring, stupendous, and moving sculpture by Michelangelo in the Vatican. Photo by Torbjorn Toby Jorgensen.

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Hundreds of tram rails used to cross dozens of Italian cities for decades. Now they’re mostly gone, but stories, movies, and songs remain.

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Trams are still running in Milan with a vintage look. Photo by Giorgio Stagni.


I understand the benefits to my mind and body. Water fasting is now part of my lifestyle.

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Photo by Stephan Müller.


Vineyards and wineries are peculiar windows into a country’s culture, history, architecture, and landscape.

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The Castle of Torrechiara near Parma, in the north of Italy, is surrounded by vineyards. Photo by Mario Rossetti.


Graffiti can be disrespectful, vandalistic, and obscene. Or it can be rebellious, artistic, and charged with political and social meaning. Or it can be a combination of the two.

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Richard Bruschi

Freelance writer, photographer, architect, and Executive director at Finding Italy. Culture, nature, sports, Italy, England, and the Pacific Northwest.

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