Catania, in the shadow of Etna

It is in the archaeological museum of the University of Catania that we find numerous finds from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages that testify to the oldest history of the city of Catania, from its appearance to the evidence of the eighth century BC. when the Greeks founded their colony called Catai from the …

Monza, which need only the name of town

Monza is located north of Milan, somewhat considered an extension of it, is actually the center of Brianza: an ancient and noble village mentioned in the Promessi Sposi as the birthplace of the famous Gertrude the nun of Monza.The focal points are Piazza Roma where the Duomo stands and Piazza Berengario where there is the …

Civita di Bagnoregio the town that dies

Civita di Bagnoregio, otherwise known as the city that dies because it rises on a tuff column in an area characterized by this peculiarity where the sides of the mountains give way to erosion by time.Due to the characteristic shape of the hill, absolutely unreachable, over 2000 years ago, Civita di Bagnoregio was built by …

Matera, European Capital of Culture for 2019

Matera is one of the oldest cities in Italy in a hidden region called Basilicata in the south of our peninsula, among solemn mountains near the sky; Matera is instead in the part not far from the sea its main characteristic is the construction of houses inside the mountain. Matera is beautiful even in the …

A 90 minute stroll through the marvelous city of Palermo.

Leaving the parking lot at the port (Calata Marina d’Italia, Amerigo Amari, 10 euro per day), cross the street, turn left. You are on the via Francesco Crispi. Continue until you reach the Piazza 13 Vittime (8 minutes), cross the piazza and continue straight. You are at San Giorgio del Genovesi, a Renaissance church, a …

The events around Perugia along the year

CULTURE AND FOLKLORE COLORIAMO I CIELI let’s paint the skys, (Castiglione del Lago 15km) the end of april until 1 may FESTA DEI CERI (Gubbio 60km) 15 may* THE J.C. PASSION- Città Della Pieve Eastern week HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 40km) Corpus Domini L’INFIORATA (Città della Pieve 12km ) the  Sunday close to Saint Louis in …

Enna, the highest municipality in Italy, in Sicily

Museo Archeologico Regionale di Centurie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wJwWvuE0pk , in provincia di Enna, la più grande collezione della romanità. a circa 50 km da piazza Armerina dove c’è la più bella Villa romana del Casale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsuvmdzG5TI, con mosaici unici al mondo, non lontano da Morgantina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HFJEunubcs

A day in Orvieto

Not far from Rome at about one hour driving on A1 toward Firenze  is Orvieto; the small town would be pleasurable to live in for those in their twilight years: The cathedral is stupendous (1300-1500 aC).  The walls alternating black and white, good and evil, according to Arab tradition imported from the ports of neighboring Tuscany …

From Chiusi to Rome or Florence in two days

If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about  hour and a half, and still return in the same day. In Florence to visit the Uffizi Museum  book a few days before at the number 055 294883. to avoid the queue; it is  better …

Verona – Humanity Treasure

Verona is a beautiful city in the north of Italy,  homeland of Romeo and Juliet, which is so well written by Shakespeare in his book. In Verona I like to stroll by Piazza delle Erbe and have a look in the flea market, and sometimes go to the great Arena of Verona  where it is …