Tag Archives: history
Find the Magna Graecia in Basilicata and Calabria
Ancient Greece brought us literature, monuments, languages and inventions we still enjoy nowadays. Swide takes you to what is left of some of its colonies in South Italy, Basilicata and Calabria.
Eat like a King: 5 real Game of Thrones recipes
Are you just giddy with anticipation for the premier of the 4th season of Game of Thrones? Why not throw a party and cater for hoards of fictional medieval knights and ladies to celebrate the return to Westeros? Swide has some recipes worthy of any Royal Wedding.
Can you believe this was a public toilet?
Milan, the capital of fashion, could not come up with a shabby public toilet. Fashionable even in the 20ies Milan kept underground – in one of its most congested areas – a hidden, glamorous treasure: finally the Daytime Hotel Venezia will be restored and open to the public soon.
St. Patrick The slave who became patron Saint of Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day is the day for the world to celebrate the Irish. It has evolved from a parochial religious festival to the worldwide, green-clad bonanza that it is today. Swide, in keeping with its keen interest in the saints and who they were, explains all you need you know about St. Patrick.
Leeks and donkey: What the Ancient Greek ate
Foodie and Michelin-star Chefs be ware: the ingredients that you use today – well, most of them – were already in use long long time ago. Here is how the ancient Greeks ate.
Top 10 Italian Women in History
The female contingent of historical figure is not confined to mothers or wives of kings. There are plenty of important female historical figures in their own right. Swide selects 10 women who changed the course of history who hail from Il Belpaese.
Let them dress Dolce&Gabbana! Queens on the catwalk
Queens in history not only proved their worth as illuminated leaders, ruthless conquerors or the basis of scandals, their riches and status also made fashion icons. Swide takes 5 of the most influential queens of Europe and interprets their fashion credentials in key Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2014
How the Feast of St Valentine became Valentine’s Day
As with many world wide festivities, there is a link between the religious meaning of the day and the cultural one. The 14th of February is the feast of Saint Valentine’s that over the years has become a day where romantic love is celebrated all over the world. How did the two become so intertwined?
Romance in History: 10 Couples who knew true love
Much can be learned from history, and why not be inspired by 10 great love stories from ages past? Forget fictional romances of the likes of Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere and Renzo and Lucia and look towards history for some real life romance.