In memory of Castelluccio and all those affected by the earthquakes of 2016

In memory of Castelluccio and all those affected by the earthquakes of 2016

Castelluccio, Umbria was affected by the recent October 2016 earthquake. It was one of my favorite places to visit and, unfortunately, it has been destroyed. Some parts remain, but the roads are impassable and most buildings are in ruins. Mother Nature's actions are harsh on little 13th century burgs. But the memories live on... 

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Rome's Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Path Libraries

Rome's Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Path Libraries

Libraries in Rome are some of the more hidden gems of the city. By "hidden" I mean least visited and most off the beaten paths of tourists. Students and readers of all ages alike, have frequented libraries (bilbioteche in Italian) for a place of calm, concentration, learning and socializing. I decided to list 5 of Rome's libraries with a few images and information about each. So much priceless history!

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Rome: 'Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages' buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens - Telegraph

Rome: 'Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages' buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens - Telegraph

"It was buried under rubble by an earthquake in AD 847 and was only rediscovered in 1900 during archaeological excavations. It has taken more than 30 years to restore its exquisite interior, which is decorated with multi-coloured frescoes of saints, martyrs, angels and emperors."

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