Legends of Australians in Film on Gallipoli

For Italians, Gallipoli is a beautiful seaside resort in Puglia, but for the Australians it is a peninsula in Turkey, a symbol and an even deeper wound from a bit over one century ago, and the foundation of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) tradition. Perhaps for this reason, the ninth exhibition of

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

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

Tradition of Scottone Cheese from Rocca Priora

We are in a square in the town, with a copper pan, and a young shepherd are the focus of the ancient tradition of scottone cheese in Rocca Priora. The festival of the Scottone animates the cold Sunday in Rocca Priora, the town that occupies the highest peak of the Castelli Romani in a magical

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

Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

For me there is no better place to be on Australia Day than at Camp Cove, a beach that faces west near the South Head of Sydney Harbour. Yet, let’s go slowly, maybe an early lunch under an umbrella in the sun and then a walk around to South Head in the mid-summer sun

Be cured with food? A Ferentino bakery is for you

The Internet is full of advice on how to be cured with food, how to eat healthy and on gluten problems. But finding someone in Ferentino making bread and pizza according to the principles of Nutraceutical (Nutrition + Pharmaceutical) was a surprise. At first glance Gusto Antico seemed like any other bakery any and Luciano

Benny Hill and Angels bawdy and brilliant

As a percentage of the world’s population, there are not many of us who have been fortunate enough to be brought up on a diet of British comedy from the 1950s through to the end of the 20th century, and nearly all of us who have, and who are still standing, are on the

George Burns in his own words

It is 20th January, just 121 years since Nathan Birnbaum was born. Since Jewish boys must become composers or violinists, Nathan (Nattie to his mum) at some stage decided to become George, George Burns. Just over 100 years later, in 1996, George left to spend eternity with Gracie. What better way to celebrate

Edgar Allan Poe pithy sayings and more

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—             Only this