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The Jack-o’-Lantern, the face carved into a pumpkin has become the universal symbol of Halloween, but where do these scary faces come from?
With Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos fast approaching and the film ‘The Book of Life’ about to be released, we look at the iconic skull art of Mexico and its origins.
The Dia de Los Muertos is one of the most renowned festivities in Mexico. On the eve of this year’s revelries, and just as the world is taking notice of it thanks to the forthcoming “Book of Life” film, we bring you an exclusive personal account of its origins and what its like to celebrate it.
Today is the Feast Day of one of the most well known, and well loved Saints in the ecclesiastical canon. Saint Francis of Assisi’s legacy lives on in Christian Countries far and wide, but who was this godly man?
The crown, the symbol of power, immortality, victory and glory descends from primitive headdresses, of woven natural materials, evolving over the years to become the most elaborate and valuable pieces of jewelled craftsmanship. Here are the ten best crowns in the world.
The figure of the archangel is perhaps one of the most interesting of the Divine beings across all monotheistic religions. Adopted by pop culture, prayed to by devout people in need for centuries, on their feast day Swide tells you more about the main 3: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
San Gennaro, or St. Januarius is one of the more interesting of all the Christian saints, which is not surprising as the fact that he is the patron saint of Naples is enough in itself. Here is all you need to know about San Gennaro.
According to new research Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci dramatically altered his painting ‘Lady with an Ermine’, twice, only adding the famous ermine later.
The discovery of an ancient city beneath the Duomo in Milan has halted work in preparation for next year’s Expo until experts can assess the medieval remains.
Saint Rosalia, also known as La Santuzza (Little Saint) has a rich collection of legends linked to her cult. Find out more about the “rose without thorns”, Patron Saint of Palermo, evolutionary studies as well as many locations in Venezuela and the italian fishermen of Monterrey in California.
Today, the 16th of August is the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest ruler of Rome. His legacy lasted for 1500 years and is still seen today. Here are 10 facts about the emperor Augustus Caesar.
Lawrence of Rome, martyr, smuggler of the Holy Grail and patron saint of cooks is celebrated on the 10th August, the night of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Saint James is one of the most celebrated saints in the Catholic Calendar, not only is he the patron saint of Spain, where his remains are housed in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, but he is also the patron Saint of Caltagirone. Who was he?
The ancient Roman port of Portus is one of Rome’s hidden archaeological gems. Plans are afoot to open the remarkable site to the public creating yet another historical attraction of global importance.
Mount Etna may grab all the headlines these days, but the immense Vesuvius in presiding over the Gulf of Naples in Campania is a far deadlier, volcano. Its last eruption was 60 years ago in 1944 and since then, nothing. Is it about to remind the world of its presence?
When we think of UFO sightings we immediately think of the United States, Russia, the UK or South America, but Italy has a long history of UFO sightings dating back to Roman times and as recently as last month.
Patron saint of jurists and Belgrade
The Italian automotive industry has had a profound effect on global car manufacturing. From the first affordable city cars to the epitome of streamlined super car elegance, the Italian flair for design has produced some of the most significant car designs ever. Here is the top 20.
The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 collection is an ethereal, whimsical, fairy tale inspired collection which marries fantasy with reality. With this video Swide looks at the collection and tells you the Dolce&Gabbana fairy tale through its protagonists.
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