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The Circus

A show of entertainment, the Circus has its roots in Ancient Egypt, but in its modern meaning it was founded around the end of the 18th century. Already in the hieroglyphics we can see the presence of acrobatic shows ... Read more

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Books for less than 50 €

We went on a search in the wide sea of...Maremagnum! We found all the books for less than 50 €: a great opportunity to take home a nice book at a low price. You can browse through a wide range of antique books, used b... Read more

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The Serenissima: Venice

So he again set eyes on the most astounding landing, that blinding composition of fantastic architecture, which the Republic has to offer the awestruck looks of the approaching seafarer: the light grandeur of the Pala... Read more

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The Masks

By mask we mean, at least in the commedia dell'arte, a stereotyped character who wears masks, as well as distinctive costumes, and who expresses himself through codified gestures. The origin of the mask in the commedi... Read more

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Carnival: history and traditions

The etymology of the term "carnival" derives from the Latin carnem levare (literally "remove the meat") and indicated the banquet that took place during the closing day of Carnival (Shrove Tuesday) and whose definitio... Read more

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Giacomo Casanova

He became famous for his reputation as an infallible seducer, so much so that his name has also entered the everyday language, Giacomo Casanova is one of the most fascinating figures of Italian modernity. Born in V... Read more

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Romanticism in literature

Romanticism owes its name to the term romantic, an adjective derived from romance, which first appeared in Britain in the mid-seventeenth century, with the meaning of "romance", as opposed to "real". However, it h... Read more

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Amor librorum: the bibliophilia

Bibliophilia, love of books. That is the passion in reading and collecting books, usually paying particular attention to the quality of the edition, the rarity, etc.. Writer and journalist Arrigo Cajumi gives an amusi... Read more

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Love poems

“Yes Yes/ when God created love he didn't help most/ when God created dogs He didn't help dogs/ when God created plants that was average/ when God created hate we had a standard utility/ when God created me He created... Read more

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The Biblioteca Romantica

The Biblioteca Romantica is a series of Mondadori books created in 1931, but whose project had already been in the pipeline for a few years. The series has a list of 50 titles and can be considered a testimony ... Read more

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Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years later

500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is a name that still today arouses deep admiration for the genius he showed in the field of literary, pictorial and scientific arts and, above all, for the cultural heritag... Read more