Through the centuries there have been many genocides, at every corner of the planet. The holocaust is one of them, possibly the most ferocious and deliberated one.
A couple of years ago I spent my Christmas break in Oman, a Country in the Arab Peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia, the UA and Yemen. I toured a lot the east and south east of the Country starting from the capital city, Muscat, passing by the former capital, Nizwa, down to the sand desert close to the village of Bidiyah, and I spent the night in the desert.
One thing that most of the visitors often take for granted is that Italy has always been one single Country. The truth is pretty different. I think it might be useful to offer you with another perspective and suggest a different travel itinerary based on the process which led the Italian Peninsula to unify itself under the flag of a single Monarch: the House of Savoy.
Have you ever wondered where the scenes of the operas are? Where does those dramatic or comic event take place? I did, and I found 10 places to visit based on the plot of some very popular Operas and some of the least represented worldwide. I have identified 10 cities (actually 11) or geographical areas that in some cases I already know, in some others cases are brand new to me.
Torino is nowadays the third or fouth largest city in the Country (depending if you consider the hinterland or not) and underwent a dramatic and successful change in the past 20 years, turning its local economomy from industry based to tourism based after the XXth Winter Olympics, held in the city in 2006.
Galleria dell'Industria Subalpina" is one of my favourite places in Turin. Its elegance and its nice atmosphere makes it perfect for a break between two of the most crowded Piazzas in town.
In the past weeks I have explored quite a lot of my surroundings including places I do not visit very often or where I had never been before despite their proximity.