Tales and stories from special places that are waiting for your visit

The Agro Pontino brand of taste: from history to the table

For Italians the Agro Pontino brand has always existed but maybe it needed a logo to make it recognizable abroad. The history of the Pontine Plain and the birth of the Agro Pontino seem recent but are rooted in the centuries past.

As a particular fate, in the coasts of Lazio, south of Rome a

By |February 7th, 2017|Special Food & Wine, Specialplaces|0 Comments

Rocca Priora: panorama over the eternal city

When for whatever reason I find myself going up to Rocca Priora, it shows me an undeniable panorama from the natural terrace, from the highest point of the Castelli Romani, that dominates the skyline.

The landscape stretches away to all sides: from north to south, from east to west, the sky is not the limit

By |January 30th, 2017|Lifestyle, Specialplaces|0 Comments

Flowing down the Liri River, sports and culture unite all towns

The Liri river has separated the peoples of the two regions and today marks their revival with an event that involves 15 municipalities and their entire populations. That event, ‘Scorrendoconilliri’ combines sport and culture in an embrace that makes the event one of the most exciting and engaging in which you can participate.

The sport

By |January 26th, 2017|Lifestyle, Specialplaces|0 Comments

Ceprano and Liri: when geography makes history

Water is life for man and all the ancient towns built by man were born on the shores of some lake or river. But in the past the river was also a barrier to overcome and so the story of the centres of civilization are also modelled on rivers: this is the story of

By |January 18th, 2017|Lifestyle, Specialplaces|0 Comments

Serrone Dreaming: paragliding near Rome

Monte Scalambra today, with Serrone resting across its slopes, is the centre of paragliding near Rome. The mountain was for many centuries the natural protector of Rome due to its incredible view stretching from the Eternal City to the valleys to the south.

Today, the experience of free flight, paragliding and hang-gliding, brings extreme sportspeople to

By |January 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, Specialplaces|0 Comments

Talk to your pet on January 17, Feast day of Saint Anthony!

Blessing the Animals is one of the most engaging religious events in the calendar and takes place on January 17, the day of the death of Saint Anthony, one of the most interesting figures of the Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran Churches.

Suddenly the churches are full of pets meowing, barking and squawking, and in the

By |January 11th, 2017|Lifestyle, Specialplaces|0 Comments

The strange relationship between the ice age and Rocca Priora chestnuts

What was the source of the Rocca Priora chestnuts after the Little Ice Age of 1709? Why is Rocca Priora surrounded by the woodlands?

In November the chestnut woods come alive with people who are dedicated to the chestnut harvest. A moment engraved in the memory of all the family, and yet it all began

By |November 11th, 2016|Specialplaces|0 Comments

Piglio: over 360 years of gratitude to Our Lady of the Roses

A church packed with votive offerings, two processions every year, a brotherhood, a family that cares for the statue of the Madonna and the competition to become part of the organizing committee: this is the Festival of Our Lady of the Roses in Piglio.

The story began in 1656 when there was a terrible plague

By |October 27th, 2016|Specialplaces|0 Comments

A town full of artists: Songzhuang Art District in Beijing

What comes to mind when I say Songzhuang? And if I say Greenwich Village, Soho, Montmartre, Via Margutta? In the latter cases the mind is filled with pictures of artists, colour palettes, images, sounds and poetry.

Now try to imagine multipying by 10 all that you have seen in New York, London, Paris or Rome.

By |October 7th, 2016|Chinese Art and Life, Specialplaces|0 Comments

True Story: Our Lady of Snow brought Industry and Religion together

We are close to the August 5, the day when the Rocca Priora inhabitants take to the streets to celebrate Our Lady of Snow waiting, after Mass and the solemn procession, for the miracle of snow in summer to happen again.

The miracle does and it is a copious amount of artificial snow that transforms

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

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