Italy


Ancient Roman amphitheater, used for gladiator fights, found in Volterra, Tuscany

A team of Italian archaeologists has uncovered the ruins of an oval structure that, according to them, could have been the foundations of an important Roman amphitheater. Discovered in the town of Volterra in Tuscany, the ancient oval-shaped arena is similar in design to the much larger Colosseum, situated in the heart of Rome. The researchers believe…




Edoardo Tresoldi’s breathtakingly-detailed wire mesh sculptures are a tribute to the human form

At the recently-held Roskilde Festival, in Denmark, one would have found remarkably detailed sculptures of the human form. Designed by Italian artist, Edoardo Tresoldi, these colossal figures are painstakingly hand-crafted, by joining several pieces of metallic wire mesh. Tresoldi’s expertise lies in recreating the subtle facial expressions and contortions, the minute wrinkles in clothing and…


The asymmetric Valley House combines geometry and gorgeous views

Asymmetric yet geometric, bucolic yet modernist - the Valley House from architecture firm Plan Bureau is set amid the paradisiacal setting overlooking Italy's Dolomite Mountains. Supposedly inspired by the topography of this gorgeous mountain terrain, the right angles of the seemingly irregular facades sort of bring the 'Cubist' quotient into the nature-influenced design. The end…