CICERO No. 4 – Anno MMX Introduction of Italy Aprile 2010 – Vol. 1
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I would like to introduce you to a little, but delightful, region: Umbria, a peaceful land. Seldom included in the classical Italian tours, its beauty is sometimes underestimated due to its proximity to the most famous Tuscany, although Umbria shines with a beauty all its own. Continue reading “CICERO No.4, Apr 2010 – Anno MMX, Vol. 1”→
Umbria is the Region of the spirit. The beauty of the landscape – with welcoming mountains and sweet hills – is luminous.
The region offers superb art and architectural treasures that reflects thousands of years of history. An ideal destination, both for those who love culture and for people more interested in nature, Umbria has not yet bowed to the tyranny of mass tourism. Continue reading “Umbria: Land of Peace and Silence”→
There is a city in Italy, known all over the world as the king of Italian hams, synonymous with quality. The city is Parma, in Emilia Romagna, a really pretty town. Around Parma, there are eleven officially recognized production areas for the ham: the famous Prosciutto di Parma. Continue reading “Parma: the Five Pointed Crown”→
Castel Sismondo in Rimini, Emilia Romagna, will host, from next October to March, works of extraordinary artistic value. Among them, visitors will find the very famous Caravaggio “St Francis in Ecstasy.” The masterpieces come from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest American museum and surely one of the most important. It is hard to find someone who has never heard about the Caravaggio, known not only for his art, but also for his turbulent life. Continue reading “Caravaggio: Genius and Dissoluteness”→
Her name is Wanda Palumbo and she lives in Naples with her many cats. No matter if a cat has a problem, if it has been abandoned, if it is looking for a home, something to eat or just a little bit of love, Wanda welcomes any cat warmly and give them hospitality in her little cozy home, in the heart of the city. Continue reading “Italy curiosity: the Italian Cat Lady”→
Miles of unspoiled, white beaches, crystal clear water, vine covered cliffs and fishing villages where time stands still: all of this, and much more, is Basilicata. The area is soaked in history and tradition, ridged by mountains and dark, forested valleys, marked by ancient trails and paths. Continue reading “South Of Italy: Basilicata, A Land Of Mith And Fable”→