The exam for the Vogalonga

The rowers of the International Boat Rowing Association decided to take part in this year’s edition of Vogalonga using a typical Venetian boat and the ancient Venetian rowing technique. To enroll in the Vogalonga, however, it is necessary to have passed the admission exam on the Venetian rowers’ register, which includes a theoretical part of general culture, in particular on the world of boats, and a practical part where it is necessary to demonstrate a real skill in the traditional rowing technique.
How can you get ready for the exam? No problem! Monica is ready to start the lesson!
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Your roman mosaic in Verona

The Archeonaute Association of Verona has recently managed the excavation of the wonderful Roman Villa of Valdonega where precious mosaics and rare frescoes are kept. Francesca, an expert archaeologist, was commissioned to coordinate a group of creative Roman culture enthusiasts to promote this historic place that is still so little known.
So, take part with all your ideas in the workshop for the creation of a series of promotional gadgets, but first of all, to give you a general view of Roman history in Verona, Francesca is waiting for you near Ponte Pietra
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Become an actor at the Shakespearean festival of Verona

The G.A.D. Renato Simoni’s theatre company of Verona is looking for new actors for the next edition of the annual Shakespearean Festival of Verona. Cecilia is the assistant director of the company and this year she had the idea to carry out the casting by testing passionates about international theater, making them act on the natural stage of the most beautiful historical places in Verona and concluding at the Roman Theater. If you love Shakespeare’s theater, the beauty of Verona will help you immerse yourself in his art.
It will be more exciting than you think, so, go to the Verona Arena where Cecilia is waiting for you with the script to help you overcome the casting, even if only for a small part.
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In the footsteps of the Cimbri with donkeys

The memory of the Cimbri of the Lessini mountains is likely to disappear so the Local Rural History Research and Conservation Center decided to promote a recognition on the territory to find and map the last traces of the ancient Bavarian-Tyrolean settlers arrived here during the Middle Ages. Barbara has to accompany the expedition of exploring anthropologists who will have to search the area among pastures and ancient districts with her donkeys, to find traces, artifacts and testimonies of the ancient Cimbrian people and fix them forever in memory.
Barbara believes you can help out during this mission and is waiting for you at the farm with her donkeys, remember to bring a compass and pay attention to … “anguane”!
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“Game of Thrones” in Treviso

Giovanna, an expert on medieval history, has been commissioned to guide a group of scriptwriters who have the task of defining the storyboard of a film that should enhance the history of Treviso in the “Game of thrones” style, on the basis of a well-known nobles’ feud in 1312. Starting from the historical fact, well explained by Giovanna, scriptwriters will have to define the scenes of the storyboard by reproducing snapshots in the places of the ancient feud and hoping to be convincing for the film to be produced and distributed.
You’re part of the crew too! Go immediately to the entrance of the Church of San Francesco where Giovanna is waiting for you with “bag and baggage” necessary for the definition of the scenes.
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1818: the Fratta Carbonara and the bread crisis

1818, Fratta Polesine. The Austrian police set up checkpoints in the city streets to obstruct the supply of food to the citizens, so Enrico, the great Carbonaro master of Fratta, is recruiting the most daring to overcome the roadblocks and deliver the precious foodstuffs to the population.
So, it’s your time, join the Carbonari! Enrico is waiting for you in the shadow of the old mill to organize the uprising.… Read More

Indomitable 2020 – The extraordinary story of Maria Antonietta Avanzo

Maria Antonietta Avanzo was a legendary free woman, a motoring enthusiast who traveled all over the world earning the title of “Indomitable” which is the title of the book about her life. A woman whose life is more and more current and for this, the great-granddaughter Adelaide, decided to organize “Indomitable 2020”, a circuit with vintage cars, dedicated exclusively to female racers, on the roads of the Po Delta and the lower Polesine area starting from the wonderful Ca ‘Zen estate where Antonietta used to spend hot summers.
Do you want to reiterate the distinctive sign of Antonietta? Subscribe to “Indomita 2020”, Adelaide is waiting for you at Villa Ca’ Zen for a memorable, unique and unrepeatable adventure!
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Flag wavers at The Palio degli Ochi

With a view to the next Palio degli Ochi of Arquà Polesine, the Lord William III of the Marchesella commissioned the master flag waver of the group “Musicians and Flag Wavers of Arqua Polesine” to organize a new choreography to make the show even more special.
All the flag wavers of the contrada are called to take part to the rehersal at the court of the Castle of Arquà Polesine. Be on time and please, don’t forget to bring your flag!
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Reveal the architecture of a hidden Venice

The American magazine Architectural Heritage Online has launched a call for those creatives who will want to grapple with the promotion of some gems of Venetian architecture that are little known and usually less frequented by tourists. Stefano, architect, draftsman and deep expert of Venice, is the coordinator of the project that will lead creatives to discover and document a precious and authentic Venice with the aim of publishing their original material on a special insert of the magazine.
Do you feel ready to participate in this unconventional call? Stefano is ready to welcome you tomorrow in Campo dei Frari with the participation kit.
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Unveil ancient vineyards in Venice off the beaten track

Giuseppina is a historian and researcher from Venice and she has recently discovered that many streets take their name from the wine trade as Venice, from 1300 to 1700, was the largest disposal station of wine in Europe, partly produced inside the city. The news is shocking and to arrive at a detailed discovery, Giuseppina summons historian colleagues from all over the world to help her map the history and traditions of this unexpected revelation
Your knowledge of the history of wine and the wine trade in Europe will be very useful. Meanwhile Giuseppina is waiting for you at the Church of San Silvestro near Rialto with a map showing the reliefs of all the streets.
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Festival of the Venetian Serenade, you are the protagonist!

Sergio, musician and author of Venetian songs, has just composed a wonderful love song about a serenade of two lovers in a gondola. The song would be perfect to be a candidate for the next Venetian Serenade Festival but musicians, singers and videomakers are needed to make the video trailer.
Can you sing or play an instrument and are you passionate about Venetian music? Sergio also needs you to record a good audition and run for the prestigious festival. So, don’t hold back! Sergio is waiting for you to take the score and then, everybody in a gondola!… Read More

Treviso: city of water, city of women

Sylvie is a marketing consultant passionate about female entrepreneurial genius and for this reason she has been commissioned by Cristina Magoga, producer and owner of the Treviso-based film company “Officine Veneto”, to involve particularly sensitive screenwriters able to grasp stimuli and inspirations from the meetings that Sylvie is organizing to discover the history of women and places of Treviso, of unquestionable value, decisive for enhancing the feminine soul of the “city of waters”.
Do you feel drawn to this particular feminine sharing? Participate with commitment and curiosity and do your part to make the film. Sylvie is waiting for you with a pass to access the places of Treviso!
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Casanova Seduction Open Day

Everyone would like to be like Casanova to impress the beloved, times have changed but perhaps the ancient code of seduction can help you even today. Whether you are a man or a woman you have the unique opportunity to take part in Venice at the “Casanova Seduction Open Day”, an immersion with many experts in the places that Laura will show to those who want to discover the secrets of seduction at the times of Casanova and try to actualize them to the present day.
Do you want to discover the secrets of Casanova’s world? If you feel ready for this adventure, Laura is waiting for you in Campo dei Gesuiti with everything you need and with a bit of mystery.
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Invitation to the Carnival Grand Ball

The Carnival Grand Ball in Venice is an exclusive party, which becomes even more special for guests who know the period dances, especially those of the ‘700, such as the fabulous Minuetto. And you, do you want to earn your invitation for the Grand Ball and better enjoy this experience? Rely in Monica, a Venetian DOC and expert in Venetian Carnival traditions: surely she can help you prepare yourself to receive the exclusive invitation. You will be amazing at the Grand Ball!
Monica is waiting for you to introduce you to the experts in the Ball and its traditions: dance masters and costume designers will transform you into an authentic Venetian nobleman of the ‘700.
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The new travel guide of Montello

The Bosco Montello Consortium wants to renew the traditional travel guide with more interesting elements for today’s tourists. Alessia, the owner of the Sangallo Tours agency, has applied to deal with the project by engaging journalists with that particular sensitivity able to grasp the soul of places and people.

Do you think you have too a sensitive and attentive soul, suitable for this task?
Bring your smartphone for interviews and photos and join Volpago in front of the old town hall, you’ll find Alessia waiting for you with the Montello map and her van.
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Ambassadors of San Basilio

Maura is the owner of the cosy agritourism Forzello of San Basilio, a small and quiet village where she was born, immersed in the beautiful and lush Polesana plain in the heart of the Po Delta, where Maura’s father made the incredible discovery of a ancient Roman post station, sign of the millenary tradition of local hospitality for travelers, traders, pilgrims and now for tourists. A mix of history, nature, food and legends that Maura wants to spread by forming brave Ambassadors of San Basilio.
If you want to discover the secrets of a rare land where time has stopped in an eternal framework, take part in the formation of Maura to become Ambassador of San Basilio and bring to the world the most intimate soul of this wonderful place and its inhabitants.
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“Pinza alla Munara” – The bread of the mills in the Po area

Caligo proloco wants to nominate the Munara – style Pinza as a certified typical product of Veneto region. Alberto, owner of the Valgrande agritourism, has to involve a group of journalists, experts in food & wine, for the dossier, necessary for the nomination. It will need to collect and catalog information about ancient traditional recipes by interviewing the institutions, the “veci” and involving the famous Polesine “azdores” in order to put the hands in the dough by sharing their passion.
Your presence is very important for Alberto, so he asks you to arrive on time at the agritourism with your smartphone for photos and interviews because the time for the nomination is quickly running out!… Read More

“Paint it Glass Murano Award” – artist’s proof in Murano

Massimiliano is a brave innovator of the ancient tradition of Murano glassmaking. His artistic glassware shows works of the highest artistic value created also with international designers, a creative network that he wants to implement with the help of Rita, his Art Team talent scout.

Do you want to join the Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team too? Take part in the next edition of the “Paint it Glass Murano Award”, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creativity in an artistic context beyond imagination. Places are limited, so register now! Rita is waiting for you in Murano to immerse yourself in a new dimension of art.… Read More

Italian Spritz Masterclass

Are you passionate about enogastronomy but you don’t speak a word of Italian? No problem!
Cristina is ready to train you with her masterclass “Italian Food & Spritz Masterclass” where you can learn the Italian terminology that will allow you to move freely in the oldest shops in the center of Padua and you will be able to prepare Spritz by yourself, the traditional Paduan aperitif famous all over the world.

Don’t be shy, take part in this unforgettable experience and don’t worry about the Italian vocabulary, Cristina has organised everything!… Read More

Domus de Janas, fairies’ house and the music of the tree of life

In Sant’Andrea Priu there is a magical place. Next to an ancient olive tree there are the Domus de Janas, also called “the fairies’ houses”. The Rural Heritage association is looking for special people to let them try a truly unique experience: finding a deeper connection with nature through the vibrations that this mysterious archaeological site gives off.
Will your emotions be able to make “The Tree of Life” sound? If you have an open and free spirit, the shaman is waiting for you to guide you on your process of reconnection with nature.… Read More

The dances of “The Leopard”at the Palace of Pottino marquises

The Mediterranean Itineraries Association has decided to enhance the Palace of Pottino marquises of Petralia Soprana as an ideal place to shoot some scenes of the remake of the movie “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard) and assigns Antonella, as a historical expert of the Palace and of the noble life of the late nineteenth century, to select the extras for the film.
Do you feel ready to pass the casting? Antonella is waiting for you “in the little square” in Petralia Soprana and, if you pass the selection, the contract will be yours!… Read More

The Maiorchino Tournament

The Mayor of Novara of Sicily commissioned Filippo, president of the PFM cultural association, to organize a special edition of the famous Maiorchino Tournament so as not to lose the tradition. During the Tournament, the citizens of Novara di Sicilia compete in a spectacular race where they roll a cheese (The Maiorchino) through the streets of the town.
Citizens of Novara di Sicilia, you are called to set up and take part in the tournament! Filippo is waiting for you tomorrow and don’t worry about the hat to take part, it’s ready for you!… Read More

Fishing with cousin Pepè at the foot of Etna

Saro’s cousins ​​live abroad, they come to Acireale for the first time and they dream of finding their roots, the sea and the lands they had never seen before and meeting their relatives they have never met. Saro organizes the meeting with Giuseppe, “Pepè”, the only cousin who has decided to continue the profession of grandparents and of great-grandparents: fishing. It will surely be an exciting moment even if it won’t be easy to understand each other, Pepè only speaks the Sicilian dialect! Do you feel ready to learn the ancient secrets of fishing and find your roots? Saro awaits you at sunset in the square of Acireale!… Read More

December 29, 1514: Popular uprising against the Count Tramontano

The people of Matera are by now tired of the continuous abuses perpetrated by the Count Giancarlo Tramontano and today, December 29th 1514, we are all summoned in front Castle, to Brunetta, the brave daughter of the gunsmith. Brunetta has called together the most intrepid citizens to arm them and promote an uprising in order to drive out the evil and hated Count.
Come quick, time is our enemy! Bring weapons and sticks to make this moment, so important for our town, epic… Read More

The treasure of Ammicc Palace

Today, at dawn, the death of Mr. Lambicco, rich feudal lord of Bernalda, was announced. It was rumored that the rich gentleman hid a great treasure and an assault on Ammicc Palace was unleashed. Imma, Lambicco’s daughter, however, reveals that the treasure is actually an ancient secret recipe and decides to open the doors of the palace only to talented cooks and talented pastry chefs.
If you want to participate in the “treasure hunt”, come tomorrow in front of the church of San Bernardino. Behind the treasure lies a “sweet” surprise … hurry up!… Read More

The marriage of King Manfredi at the Swabian Castle

An advertising agency was commissioned by the managers of the Swabian Castle to create an original concept to promote the Castle on social media, the theme will be the re-enactment of the marriage between the son of Federico II, Manfredi of Swabia, and Elena of Epirus, which took place in 1259. To remain anchored to the facts and the iconographies of that time, the Agency involved Francesca, a well-known art historian, expert in the historical period of Federico II and Manfredi.
Don’t worry about setting up, Francesca thinks of everything, just bring your smartphone and all your creativity for the social media campaign!… Read More

The Masks of the Palaces of Lecce…inside and outside of us

Rosemarie is a famous cultural anthropologist and has organized an international convention of art historians on the theme “Masks of the Palaces of Lecce of the 1600s and 1800s, good and evil, outside and inside us.” We will have to examine the masks located at the entrance of the noblest palaces of Lecce and the deeper dimension that the metaphor of the mask plays on each of us will be revealed.
Map in hand, the workshop starts tomorrow morning and it is open to all those who will have the courage to understand the deepest meaning of this ancient tradition.… Read More

The Enigma of Otranto and the Holy Grail

Archbishop Calabria commissioned Rosemarie, anthropologist and scholar of medieval mysteries, to establish an international commission to unveil the famous “Enigma of Otranto”. The challenge is bold because it is not just a matter of finding and freeing the greatest medieval European mosaic from stucco but also of revealing the more hidden meaning that is hidden in “the Tree of Life”, an iconography of the ancient mosaic which, according to the legend, seems to date back to the myth of the Holy Grail.
Rosemarie has already found the first clues; bring your history notes on medieval myths and legends and get ready to face the mystery!… Read More

The marriage of Hazelnut and Chocolate

Giuliana Nocciola and Emanuele Cioccolato decided to celebrate their wedding in Giffoni, the village of Hazelnut PGI. The organization is entrusted to Mariagrazia, an expert in hazelnut and an associate of “La Città Della Nocciola”. For the event she will need help from specialized chefs and dining room staff, of course musicians and dancers cannot miss.
Don’t hold back, you too have been recruited to prepare the party! Mariagrazia is waiting for you at “Villa Rizzo” and don’t forget to bring your umbrella underwire!… Read More

“Trotula De Ruggiero” first Lady of the Salerno Medicine of the 11th century

Salerno year 1099 d.c., Sibilla Da Conversano is dying for having sucked the poison from the wound of her husband Robert II Duke of Normandy struck in battle during the first Crusade. Fortunately, Trotula De Ruggiero, one of the first female doctors in Italian history, does not give up and involves her students in the preparation of a powerful antidote obtained from the mixture of healing herbs collected in the Garden of Minerva.
But now don’t hesitate, we need you too! Come at the ninth hour of the morning at the Villa Comunale in Salerno and don’t forget to bring a cruet for analysis!… Read More

The Testament of the Tarantella, the legacy of Baron Bellelli

Maria Bellelli is the heir of Baron Bellelli and, upon reading the testament, she discovers an unexpected clause to be respected: the traditions of the community must be celebrated every year with a great feast in which the farmers will have to dance the famous “Tarantella Cilentana”. The organization is entrusted to Daniela and Angelo, two dance professionals and tradition experts, who immediately set out to search for farmers.
Do you want to help Daniela and Angelo carry out this challenging task? Come for rehearsals at the Bellelli Rural Company and, remember, do not forget to bring a colored handkerchief!… Read More

The mysteries of Castel dell’Ovo

The inhabitants of Borgo Marinaro, an ancient district of Naples, have reported that a mysterious presence wanders every night inside Castel Dell’Ovo, where enigmatic finds are discovered. Maria Sofia, Director of the National Library of Naples, is tasked with solving the mystery and decides to convene the most authoritative international scholars to find the solution.
As a member of the experts delegation, you are invited to show up to the appointment tomorrow at the entrance of Castel Dell’Ovo.… Read More

Cast out bad luck from Naples with your magical amulet!

Maybe you have not noticed that the spiteful “Monaciello” has hidden all our amulets and now in Naples bad luck reigns. Yesterday, with the inhabitants of the Spaccanapoli district, we asked Luisa, the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts, for help in creating a more powerful lucky charm. The Director said that she knows how to do and she told us to meet tomorrow morning at dawn at the “La Tana dell’Arte” bar in front of the Academy.
Remember, be on time, we will not wait for stragglers. Ah, I forgot, remember to bring salt!… Read More

Rome, invisible city

The inhabitants of Rome have lost memory of some of their monuments: medieval porticoes, friezes and stems of Egyptian and Greek granite have gradually become invisible to their eyes. Francesca, director of the Fabrica association, wants to create a group of “conceptual restorers” from all over the world, so that with their external eyes they can restore value and importance to some “monuments” of Rome that have become invisible due to neglect.
With your help we can give a new life to these ancient stones, so don’t miss the first inspection organized by Francesca for tomorrow morning!… Read More

Bologna: There is more beyond the sheet pasta!

The Bolognan enogastronomic culture center “Giorgio Costa”, asked Mario, a well-known expert in local enogastronomy, to involve a group of international journalists to promote and clarify the history and culture of the true Bolognan tagliatelle and thus defend the dish from the many mystifications.
Did you receive the invitation to give your contribution to this important enogastronomic report? Mario is waiting for you with passes at the Osteria del Sole. You will have to work and taste!… Read More

Fleeing from the pirates in Portofino

Alarm! Alarm! From the Castle of S.Margherita Ligure, Debora has just spotted the Corsican Pirates! Hurry up! We must flee to the mountain. Do not worry, we will certainly find a good refuge in the woods and we will be able to survive by discovering the resources that nature provides us with!
But now hurry up, collect supplies and the few belongings, Debora is waiting for you to guide you towards salvation through ancient paths!… Read More

The Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the riches’ table

Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in
Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the
“Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the
Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.… Read More

Searching for Giuseppe Verdi’s lost notes

Hello children! Something strange happened in Milan. Giuseppe Verdi, the famous composer, has lost his notes and he can’t find them anymore. Therefore, Silvia, a close friend of his, decided to organize a grt. She is sure that she will be able to find them by retracing the musical locations that Giuseppe Verdi used to frequent in Milan.
We need your help too! Are you so intrepid as to join the group that will help Silvia in this challenge?… Read More

Venetian Carnet de Voyage

Silvia is a Venetian architect known for organizing memorable events. This year, she decided to bring together in Venice “carnettians” from all over the world. So all those who share her same passion for travel diaries and who want to try to do their own “Venetian Carnet de Voyage” to tell, according to their own and more intimate sensitivity, the encounter with a secluded, exclusive and secret Venice.
Do you want to respond to Silvia’s call? Register now because places are limited and, of course, in addition to the nib, don’t forget to bring your “Venetian Notebook”… Read More

Casanova and the mysteries of Kabbalah in the Jewish Ghetto

Giovanna has miraculously found the pages of the diary that explain how to lift the centuries-old curse laid by the unnamed nun on Casanova and all his descendants. Now it is too long to explain but know that you too, as a descendant of Casanova, must be present in Venice to remove the ancient spell.
So listen, wherever you are in the world, leave now, Giovanna is waiting for you in two days at the foot of the Rialto Bridge.
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From the Middle Ages the true story of the legendary “Pastissada”

Francesca, an expert blogger of medieval cuisine, has discovered that the “Pastissada de Caval”, a typical dish of Verona, based on horse meat, finds its origins even in the ancient battle between King Odoacer and King Theodoric of 489 AD. The news is so striking that she decides to convene in Verona all the friends who share her same passion, to recreate and publish in real time on the blog photos, videos and details of the historical facts that can be recovered from the artistic finds hidden in the city and from the legends that are still handed down among cooks and sommeliers from Verona.
Francesca is waiting for you at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi and don’t forget to bring your smartphone!… Read More

Giovanna’s Blogtour

Giovanna is a tour guide who loves her land and was asked by the mayor of Cividale to organize an innovative promotion campaign. The project will tell on social networks the typical “Friulan” characteristics, with photographs of places and traditions and interviews with the locals. For this task, Giovanna is gathering a group of international bloggers, so if you want to contribute to this venture, bring your smartphone and your ability to observe and tell the memorable experience, the administrators of Cividale del Friuli will know how to reward you!… Read More

A ham for your work

Tamara is the guide of the “Quadreria Zancanaro”, a very special museum created by the genius of Cesare Serafino that involved artists from all over the world to donate their own work in barter with a precious local San Daniele ham. Tamara was asked to expand the exhibition on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the museum, inviting artists, painters, poets, actors, to return their soul, even if only with a dedication, to the beautiful city of Spilimbergo. So if you want to free your creativity, don’t miss tomorrow’s appointment! Tamara is waiting for you, for an artistic immersion in the Spilimbergo Picture Gallery.… Read More

The Master to become “Senior Turin Taster”

Armanda has organized an innovative master degree in enogastronomy of Piedmont, to allow enthusiasts to learn about local cuisine specialties and become “Senior Turin Tasters”.
The master will be very practical, you will learn the peculiarities of local products and you will have to show that you know how to buy, to the best value for money, at the market stalls of Porta Palazzo.
So, if you are passionate about local enogastronomy do not hesitate! Come in Piazza Palazzo di Città and don’t forget to bring your shopping bag.… Read More