La magia del Salento d'inverno sta anche nella Focara di Novoli ...

The Salento area of Puglia renews its traditional appointment with the Focara ritual at Novoli di Lecce on the 16th January 2014 when the gigantic bonfire, measuring 25 m high and 20 m in diameter, is set alight to mark the festival of Sant'Antonio the Abbot.

 

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Editor

251-1 I Sassi di Matera nel 2008

 

The cave town of Matera (Basilicata), which formed the backdrop for Mel Gibson's film “The Passion of Christ”, has put in its bid to be appointed European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera entered the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites of Humanity in 1993 and boasts the unique setting  of the “Sassi” (Rocks), former dwellings perched on the cliff-side and tunnelled out of the living rock, ancient frescoed rock-hewn churches and a 13th century romanesque duomo.


Posted on 11 Jan 2014 by Editor

 

The splendid setting of the Villa Bardini Museum of Florence will provide the backdrop for the work of Italy's famous fashion photographer Aldo Fallai, whose long collaboration with Giorgio Armani will be documented in over 200 fashion photographs, covering almost thirty years of collaboration with the Armani atelier.


Posted on 08 Jan 2014 by Editor


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The cave town of Matera (Basilicata), which formed the backdrop for Mel Gibson's film “The Passion of Christ”, has put in its bid to be appointed European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera entered the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites of Humanity in 1993 and boasts the unique setting  of the “Sassi” (Rocks), former dwellings perched on the cliff-side and tunnelled out of the living rock, ancient frescoed rock-hewn churches and a 13th century romanesque duomo.


Posted on 05 Jan 2014 by Editor

 





 

An  unusual combination of archaeology and sweet-making is on show until the 6th January at the Royal Palace of Quisisana at Castellammare, near Naples. A team of master confectioners from the Italian Confectioners' Club have created a series of life-size reproductions of frescoes from the ancient Campania city of Stabiae in a sugar and gelatine paste, coloured with vegetable dyes.


Posted on 02 Jan 2014 by Editor

Coronavirus a Napoli, Sos dalle botteghe presepiali di San ...

Christmas markets are always fun and good places to pick up unusual gifts. Some of Italy's most characteristic Xmas markets are : the historic Piazza Navona market in Rome, with stalls arrayed around Bernini's spectacular River Fountains, the Christmas crib market in Naples Via San Gregorio Armeno, lined with the shops of craftsmen who have been making traditional Presepi (Nativity scenes) for generations and the Alto Adige market at Trento, full of handcrafts, biscuits and bakes.

 

Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Editor

auto gianni agnelli

 

The Centro Storico Fiat (Historic Fiat Museum) of Turin is making the proud claim that it has scored more I like facebook hits in the last six months than the Uffizi Galleries and the Vatican Museums put together. Inaugurated in 1963, the museum can now say it is the most popular museum on Facebook, with 100,000 fans and 35,000 śtalking about it.

 

Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Editor

FONDI - Il Messaggero

 

Strolling around the medieval castle in the heart of Fondi, a lively market town near Terracina (Lazio), you can catch the strains of music wafting from the door of Amleto Parisi's barber's shop.  Amleto himself sits at the back playing the drum kit. His friends, Aldo Narlo, Fernando Nunziata, Domenica Paparello and Marco Sutzu, take turns with the mike, singing Italian, Latin american and American old favourites.

 

 

 

Posted on 15 Dec 2013 by Editor

 

Al via Luci d'Artista 2013-2014

The city of Salerno (Campania) will once more draw an expected 500.000 visitors during the festive season to admire its mouth-dropping display of Luci d'Artista (decorative street lighting designed by Italian and foreign artists.

Posted on 12 Dec 2013 by Editor

 

Winter rings in the season for opera lovers in Italy, and this is a special year with tributes to Verdi, one of the most popular opera composers, on the occasion of his Bicentenary. Rome came first, with a triumphal start-off featuring one of the composer's earliest works, Ernani, conducted by Riccardo Muti. The premiere was attended by the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife, Clio.

 

Posted on 09 Dec 2013 by Editor

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