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CASELETTE – The Sanctuario of Sant’ Abaco
From Epiphany Day (6th of January) till 19th of January a great religious festivity takes place in Sant'Abaco on the hills of Musiné in Caselette. First in the parish of St. George during the liturgy a priest blesses the charities – the breads [...]

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CASELETTE – The Sanctuario of Sant’ Abaco
The most important part if the festivities is solemn liturgical celebrations which take place on three Sundays after Epiphany Day: on the 19th of January, one Sunday before and after. services take place with a large congestion of believers an [...]

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ITALY – SICILY – Trinacria
The Trinacria, is a symbol representing the island of Sicily. It features three bent legs radiating from a central point, usually with the depiction of a female head with wings at the center. The origin is rooted in ancient Greek mythology. It [...]

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MESENZANA – Ducato di Mesenzana – Coat of Arms
Mesenzana rises on the Margorabbia valley, a few kilometers from Luino. It's a small village with a medieval centre in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Milan and about 15 k [...]

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MESENZANA – Ducato di Mesenzana – Village
Mesenzana rises on the Margorabbia valley, a few kilometers from Luino. The origin of the name is not clear: it was decided to associate it with the name "Maxentius", but it is more likely a reference to "massa", that is a farm. The town was a [...]

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PIEMONTE – Vaie 202 Sagra del Canestrello
Vaie 202 Sagra del Canestrello is a festival with concerts and exhibitions celebrating the cannestrello, a typical cookie of the province of Turin. The town streets are lined with stalls selling products from the Valle di Susa. The canestrello [...]

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PIEMONTE – Vaie 202 Sagra del Canestrello
Vaie 202 Sagra del Canestrello is a festival with concerts and exhibitions celebrating the cannestrello, a typical cookie of the province of Turin. The town streets are lined with stalls selling products from the Valle di Susa. The canestrello [...]

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TURIN – Duomo di Torino Cattedrale di San Giovanni – The Mole Antonelliana
Turin Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Turin, northern Italy. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Turin. It was built during 1491–1498, adjacent to a bell tower which had been built in 1470. Desi [...]

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TURIN – Duomo di Torino Cattedrale di San Giovanni – The Mole Antonelliana
Turin Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Turin, northern Italy. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Turin. It was built during 1491–1498, adjacent to a bell tower which had been built in 1470. Desi [...]

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TURIN – Caval ‘d brônz – Palazzo Madama
The Equestrian monument to Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy rises in the center of Piazza San Carlo in central Turin, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Known as 'Testa di ferro' or 'Ironhead' because of his military prowess, Emmanuel Philibert [...]

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TURIN – Caval ‘d brônz – Palazzo Madama
The Equestrian monument to Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy rises in the center of Piazza San Carlo in central Turin, in the Piedmont region of Italy. Known as 'Testa di ferro' or 'Ironhead' because of his military prowess, Emmanuel Philibert [...]

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TURIN – Porte Palatina – Merit
The Porta Palatina dates back to the 1st-2nd century AD. The name “Porta Palatina” comes from the medieval “Porta Palatii” which means the contiguity of the Imperial Palatium. Quite similar to the ancient Porta Decumana, built into the medieva [...]

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TURIN – Porte Palatina – Merit
The Porta Palatina dates back to the 1st-2nd century AD. The name “Porta Palatina” comes from the medieval “Porta Palatii” which means the contiguity of the Imperial Palatium. Quite similar to the ancient Porta Decumana, built into the medieva [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – Luna
The "Luna" card in Tarot typically refers to "The Moon" card in traditional Tarot decks. The Moon card is rich in symbolism and can have various interpretations depending on the context of the reading and the surrounding cards. Overall, the Lu [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – Stella
The Star - Stella is a deeply symbolic card in tarot, representing hope, inspiration, spirituality, guidance, optimism, and renewal. In tarot readings, the presence of the Star is often seen as a positive sign, indicating that you are on the r [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – The Empress
The Empress is a beautiful, full-figured woman with blonde hair and a peaceful aura about her. On her head, she wears a crown of twelve stars, showing her connection with the mystical realm and the cycles of the natural world (the twelve month [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – The Fool
The Fool is numbered 0 – the number of unlimited potential – and so does not have a specific place in the sequence of the Tarot cards. The Fool can be placed either at the beginning of the Major Arcana or at the end. The Major Arcana is often [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – The Magician
The tarot, first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi or tarocks, is a pack of playing cards, used from at least the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play card games such as Italian Tarocchini. From their Italian roots, tarot p [...]

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TURIN – Talisman Tarot – The Popess
Tarot cards, then known as tarocchi, first appeared in Ferrara and Milan in northern Italy, with a Fool and 21 trumps (then called trionfi being added to the standard Italian pack of four suits: batons, coins, cups and swords. Scholarship has [...]

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VALGIOIE – Sacra di San Michele
The Sacra di San Michele, sometimes known as Saint Michael's Abbey, is a religious complex on Mount Pirchiriano, situated on the south side of the Val di Susa in the territory of the municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, in the Metropolitan [...]

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VALGIOIE – Sacra di San Michele
The Sacra of San Michele, an imposing religious architectural complex of Romanesque times, was founded around 1000 A.D. is the symbolic monument of the Piemonte (Piedmont) Region since 1994. Founded as a Benedictine abbey, it is one of the old [...]