UMBRIA:ANCIENT TREE SANCTUARY

     


    Ancient varieties of fruit trees that risk extinction have found salvation in the tree sanctuary at San Lorenzo di Lerchi near Citt´¿½ di Castello (Umbria), where agriculturists Livio and Isabella Dalla Ragione have carefully gathered a collection of over 400 rare or vanishing trees.

After over thirty years of dedicated research, the orchard contains

28 Sep 2014 More

EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS NIGHT IN ITALY

 

Italy participates in the European Researchers' Night on the 26th September 2014 with a European record of over 300 events held all over the country. Five projects ´¿½ Dreams, Luna 2014, Sharper, Party don't stop and Tracks ´¿½ developed by Italy's most prestigious scientific institutes and financed by the European Commission, will highlight the work of the country's scientific researchers.


25 Sep 2014 More

RETURN OF THE GRIFFON

 

The National Forestry Corps of Abruzzo has officially announced that the griffon vulture has been successfully re-introduced to the Appenines. The bird, which has a wingspan of 2.5 metres, was considered to be a threatened species until some twenty years ago. 


22 Sep 2014 More

12 ARTISTS ON THE ROAD IN PARMA PIACENZA

 

Twelve well-known artists and illustrators will follow the footsteps of their predecessors in the Grand Tour of the '700 and '800, visiting the castles of the ancient Duchy of Parma and Piacenza on September 20th-21st  


19 Sep 2014 More

OPERA IN POMPEII


 

The Pompeii Festival is staging “La Boh´¿½me” and “Carmen” in the open air arena of the Teatro Grande (Big Theatre) in the heart of the ruined city. Puccini's best loved work about poverty-stricken lovers is scheduled for the 18th September 2014 with the Orchestra and chorus of the Massimo Bellini Theatre of Catania.


16 Sep 2014 More

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