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Chernobyl nuclear power plant: 32 years later

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster began in the early hours of Saturday 26 April 1986 in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. An explosion released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the […]

Pripyat: schools and kindergartens

In Pripyat there were 15 primary schools in Pripyat for 5,000 children, plus 5 secondary schools and one professional school. Toys and exercise books still remain everywhere across the floor […]

A Visit to Pripyat Hospital

{Seven in the morning. At seven, they told me he was in the hospital. I rushed over, but there was a police cordon round the hospital, they weren’t letting anyone […]

Duga-3, the top-secret military base lost in Chernobyl’s irradiated forest

Soaring high over the pines and firs in a forest clearing is the Duga structure. It looks as if someone had taken a 20-mile stretch of electricity pylons and squashed them into a line the length of a football field. A swirling mass of wires, pylons and cylindrical cones form a geometric structure of steel roughly 500 meters high....

Villa Jovis and the emperor Tiberius

Villa Jovis is situated in the very northeast of the Capri island atop Monte Tiberio, 334m of elevation and is the second-highest peak of Capri after Monte Solaro. Find water was […]

La Villa delle Streghe, the Witch house of Tivegna

This is an old villa, uninhabited since decades, with a special charm after its abandonment. already its appearance is creepy, and there is also a legend that is told by local inhabitants: it seems that a group of witches built a church in one night and took refuge in this villa after destroying the same church. Maybe it's just a legend, or not?....

Il ponte di barche sul delta del Po. Pontoon Bridge.

About a month ago, I went for a trip on the delta of the Po. With the car, I crossed for the first time in my life, a "pontoon bridge" (in Italian "Ponte di Barche"). But what is it? A pontoon bridge or floating bridge, uses floats or shallow-draft boats to support a continuous deck for pedestrian and vehicle. The buoyancy of the supports limits the maximum weight they can carry. Most pontoon bridges are temporary, used in wartime and civil emergencies....

Villa Renier, historic villa abode of Ugo Foscolo

It is said that in the nineteenth century Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, writer and translator and one of the leading writers of neoclassicism and pre-Romanticism, stayed in this villa and wrote here the novel “Ultime lettere a Jacopo Ortis”. Now, after more than 20 years since the death of the elderly landlord, the four heirs were never able to buy the villa.....