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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

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

By |January 21st, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

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

By |January 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

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

By |January 19th, 2017|Lifestyle|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

A treasure-trove of traditional poetry in Artena

A life given to traditional ageless poetry with alternate rhyme and to international poetry contests, 5 books penned, and a boundless love for Artena: this is Ezio Bruni – a man filled with poems in song.

First things first: What is a poem in heroic verse with alternating rhyme? What are the poetry contests?

The poems

By |January 16th, 2017|Lifestyle|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

Which witch is the Befana Witch?

What is it that attracts mothers in Italy to the spirit of the Christmas witch, the Befana witch?

Why is it that so many mothers wrap themselves in a black shawl and, cackling at their offspring, present an image of an old hag, one whose femininity has been lost or destroyed by the ravages of

By |January 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

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