UNIPLI DIALECT DAY

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UNIPLI (Unione Nazionale Pro Loco d’Italia ¿½ Italy’s small towns’ tourist departments’ organization) are promoting regional dialects and local languages on the 17th January 2014, In every Italian region, from Trentino to Sicily, Ligury to Calabria, the local tourist information and promotional offices in dozens of old borghi and communities where traditions are still proudly upheld, are holding events centred on the preservation of individual linguistic differences.


16 Jan 2014 More

FOCARA DI NOVOLI: MED’S BIGGEST BONFIRE

Immagine stilizzata della Focara

The Salento area of Puglia renews its traditional appointment with the F¿½cara 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.


14 Jan 2014 More

MATERA BIDS FOR CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019

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.


11 Jan 2014 More

FLORENCE RECOUNTS FASHION

 

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.


08 Jan 2014 More

MATERA BIDS FOR CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019


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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.


05 Jan 2014 More

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