Gavin Tulloch

Gavin Tulloch

About Gavin Tulloch

Scientist and poet. He loves chemistry, wine, women and operas. We don’t know the order.

Succulent Taste from the Grape Festival of Sgurgola

Once more Jupiter shone on the Lepini Mountains and allowed Bacchus to fulfil his promise of a grand harvest of the grapes of Sgurgola and an even more exciting Grape Festival.

In the three days from Friday 23rd September, the Corso, streets of old town and the Piazza Dell’Arringo thronged with locals and visitors, from

By |September 26th, 2016|Thoughts in Universe, blog by Gavin Tulloch|0 Comments

A short walk in Sgurgola

The end of August south of Rome, in Lazio, Ciociaria, on the road to enjoy a short walk in Sgurgola on the edge of Lepini Mountains.

It has been a dry hot summer with regular fires alongside the roads where drivers adopt the memory of old movies and flick their cigarettes out the window

By |August 31st, 2016|Thoughts in Universe, blog by Gavin Tulloch|0 Comments

Priverno Remembering Privernum

The main road from the motorway at Frosinone to the Tyrrhenian seaside resort of Terracina is a continuous stream of cars and trucks on a summers day, and nearly all the travellers give not a second thought to the towns of the Lepini Mountains spread and dotted over the low hills and higher mountains.


By |August 12th, 2016|Special Galleries and Museums|0 Comments

Gavignano – Another Night of Fun

On the night of a ‘Chalice in the Village’ of Gavignano, the thousand or so summery visitors joined the citizens of Gavignano to climb up the winding road to the top in the square of the Baronial Palace, stopping on the short climb as dusk approaches to view across the expanse of the valley

By |August 11th, 2016|Thoughts in Universe, blog by Gavin Tulloch|0 Comments

Summer Events in Trani, just outside the Museum

Trani, laying a little north of Bari, on the clear blue Adriatic, is a town to where those from the north flock in summer. In the evenings Magical Summer Events in the open air provide a welcome break from the hot midday sun. Especially those in the square of the Cathedral, where the perfume

By |August 3rd, 2016|Special Musical Experience|0 Comments

Fuori Museo: in arT back to Trani

We came back to Trani to enjoy the concert by Nicola Piovani and his group in the open air in front of the spectacular cathedral of Saint Nicolas the Pilgrim.

The concert is among a series of Fuori Museo, Eventi d’Estate (Events of Summer) sponsored by Fondazione SECA through its president and founder Natalino Pagano.


By |August 2nd, 2016|Special Musical Experience|0 Comments

Carpineto Romano feasts with Cardinal Aldobrandini

It is a warm midsummer night in July, the year matters not exactly, but as I recall it may be 1611.

We are in Carpineto Romano, the fiefdom of the Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, nephew of Pope Clement VIII. His sister, Donna Olimpia Aldobrandini, has made this town the centre of her “great state”, uniting the

By |July 29th, 2016|Specialplaces|0 Comments

Brescia Ancient and Modern; Monopoly with Desirable Properties

Brescia has been an important town for over 3200 years, one that has an exciting commercial and political history.

Yet it is one that somehow does not seem to attract tourists as do other Italian cities, except maybe those visitors courting industrial excellence and Mille Miglia. Brescia is a technology city that has been

Ancient Dynasties in Ultramodern China

When western tourists visit China, the first thing they notice, wherever they enter this country of 1,4 Billion inhabitants, is modern America, towering skyscrapers and blocked motorways.

Landing in Beijing the tourist finds a spoke and wheel road structure with 5 ringroads to serve the over 20 million population. Among the city of the future,

Dragon Boat Festival Races

This tale happens on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar measured from the new moon. It is 9 June 2016. It is the Dragon Boat Festival, Duanwu, and the dragon boat races. It is one of the few statute holidays in the Chinese world, not just China. There are

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