Category Archives: English

The Messner Mountain Museum

Reinhold Messner is widely considered one of the greatest mountaineers of all time.  Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, he made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest; then, along with another climber, he made the first ascent of Mount … Continue reading

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The Riace Bronzes:  The 50th Anniversary

About 5 years ago, I wrote about the Riace Bronzes, which are perhaps the most famous classical bronze statues in Italy today.  The post, The Mysteries of the Riace Bronzes (February 2017), listed the questions that emerged after a deep-sea … Continue reading

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The Treasures of San Casciano dei Bagni

One of Italy’s top hot spring destinations is the San Casciano dei Bagni, a village in the province of Siena in the rich countryside of Tuscany.  With its 42 springs and a mean temperature of 42° C (108° F), spa … Continue reading

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