Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Narni Sotterranea – the fascinating underground world of Narni, Umbria

If you ever read “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by CS Lewis as a child, you know all about the land of Narnia. But there’s one thing you probably don’t know. It actually exists! Well, at least the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Festa di San Rocco in Venice, August 16th

The Catholic Church has more saints than there are days in the year. Conservative estimates suggest the number is around 900 but as there was no central record of saints until the late 1500s many have been lost in the … Continue reading

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Venice Carnival – the history, opening night and the highlights for 2015

According to the Venice tourist office the city’s world famous carnevale (carnival) opens today (January 31st), but if you ask a local, they’ll tell you it started straight after Epiphany on the 6th January. The first signs of the fun … Continue reading

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