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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Columbus ships

Contact tracing has been remarkably successful at helping contain the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, Australia and Germany, as well as some smaller places. Yet contact tracing goes back a long way: 500 years ago Italian physicians used it to control syphilis.

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Columbus statue - Boston

Once the statues are all dethroned, should we go after every individual with Nazi & slavery links or move forward and build a better world?

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Raffaello-Madonna

Planning to visit Italy?
In the meantime enjoy a virtual tour of the Raphael exibit in the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.

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