Tag - amalfi coast

January 2015

Colosseum: 35 million donated by TODS

        Diego Della Valle, the managing director of Tod’s, has donated 35 million euros to restore the Colosseum. Here, he is using fashions millions for a good cause, to help restore one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. An Italian marketing mastermind for an architecturally worthy cause. Work started in December 2012. With the damage evident, [...]

Day trip from Rome: Tivoli

Tivoli would make a beautiful day trip from Rome. A short drive from Rome, Tivoli is an ancient town that dates back to 1215 BCIn ancient times, just about anybody who was anybody had a villa in Tivoli, including Crassus, Trajan, Hadrian, Horace, and Catullus. This getaway to the Roman countryside has a nice mix of history and nature. Tivoli [...]

Minerva

Minerva, Rome’s multi tasking deity, was the Roman goddess of wisdom, war and medicine. Not to mention, weaving, crafts and magic. She is depicted with an owl, for wisdom and a shield, to represent her status as warrior goddess and is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Athena. Like Athena, Minerva was born from the head of her [...]