Procida, Italian capital of culture in 2022

Under the motto of: “culture does not isolate”, Procida, the small island of 4 square km, 10,500 inhabitants in front of the wonderful Amalfi coast, south of Napoli, will be the ” Italian capital of culture” in 2022.Procida is one of the 8000 Italian municipalities and this important recognition represents them all, recognizing the specificity …

The most beautiful female portrait in the world

Even Sgarbi has taken note: the most beautiful female portrait in the world is not the icy and distant Mona Lisa, known as “La gioconda” in Louvre Museum in Paris, but “the Sicilian, determined and coy, alive body and soul, “mysterious” L’ “Annunciata” by Antonello da Messina, preserved in Palermo (Sicily) in Palazzo Abatellis. Sgarbi …

Most popular Christmas Italian sweet

Two are the Christmas sweets known and consumed throughout the italien peninsula during the Christmas period. Consumers of one hardly buy that other.Probably the Christmas cake is, by definition, the Panettone. Panettone, prepared in all Italy nowadays, originated in Milan.I like to think that it’s born at the court of Ludovico il Moro, as the …

Sicily, the history of the tradition of cuccìa.

13 December, history of the Saint Lucia cuccìaThe birth of the cuccìa can be traced back to two very similar periods of famine that occurred in Palermo in 1646 and in Syracuse in 1763. It is said that the people, destroyed by famine, prayed asking for divine help so that this terrible suffering would end. …

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 …

2019 opens at Caracalla baths…

in Rome at the Baths of Caracalla, the ancient and largest known Roman baths, opened Km of huge gallery underground where the carts used to carry wood to heat the baths passed. This is the technological part of the Spa consisting of the oven, the boilers and the chimney.   The Baths of Caracalla are …

THE ORIGIN OF TORTELLINI

While waiting for the paternity of the tortellini to be re-established in the Romagna region with a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), the legend tells that having stopped a noblewoman in Castelfranco di Romagna and having, hidden, the innkeeper admired her features, he wanted to reproduce her elegant navel. As the Secchia recalls “Imitating Venus …

The ice cream, the best invention

The best italian ice cream is always in Palermo: near the railway station there is an ice- cream shop where you can choose between 80 different tastes.http://www.gelateriadaciccio.it/prodotti.html The inventor of the ice- cream was Onofrio Cutò, born in Palermo in 1651, in 1686 moved to Paris where he opened the first Café of Europe: ” …

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 …