In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. (Aristotle)

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Every year, on All Saints Day, the Contessa Entellina Society celebrates the Sicilian Festival of Dead.

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Francisco de Pinedo

Francesco de Pinedo was a famous Italian aviator. A Regia Marina (Italy’s Royal Navy) officer who transferred to the Regia Aeronautica (Italy’s Royal Air Force), he was an advocate of the seaplane who is best known for his long-range flying boat flights in the 1920s that demonstrated the feasibility of global air travel.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

People come from all over the world to visit Civita di Bagnoregio, an island of golden red tufa, laying upon white  clay. Because of heavy hydro-geological erosion, tufa here turns into cleaves and badlands. The phenomenon has transformed the landscape into something reminiscent of a dantean circle, with the earth slowly crumbling, as if consumed by a slow illness. Italian …

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