Baroque churches Rome

Baroque churches Rome

Baroque architecture has always had a very special charm. It is the particular type of artistic expression from the 17th century that followed the Renaissance and Mannerism. At the time, it was not a term considered positive, but expressions that were not particularly regular, sober and orderly were defined as Baroque. Most neoclassicists, probably influenced by rational Enlightenment thinking, defined them thus giving them a negative connotation. The aim of … Read more

Rochetta Mattei

The most fascinating and bizarre castle is in Italy and is the Rochetta Mattei

The most fascinating and bizarre castle in Italy is Rocchetta Mattei. It is located in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Travelling along the state road called the Porrettana, which ends up near Bologna, at a certain point you find yourself in front of a sight that you certainly don’t expect. At the centre of a small valley, on a small hill, there is a castle that as soon as … Read more

Madonnina Glacier - Pistoia Mountain Eco-museum

Madonnina Glacier – Pistoia Mountain Eco-museum

Have you ever wondered how ice was produced before the advent of the refrigerator in the 1920s? I was fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the places where the ice was produced and hear about it directly from local people whose parents and grandparents had worked there. In fact, in the Pistoia Apennines, there is a place called the ‘old Reno icehouses’ or ‘ghiacciaie della Madonnina’, named … Read more

Bozza automatica

Isola Santa in Garfagnana a lonely village out of all time

One day a few years ago, I went to Garfagnana for work. On the way I had passed through Lucca and Bagni di Lucca to get to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, on the way back I had to get to Massa so I took another road from the navigator. Road that I had never done before. I traveled for a long time in a very narrow valley, finding few houses or … Read more

The rolling Tuscan hills at the time of the harvesting of wheat

The rolling Tuscan hills at the time of the harvesting of wheat

This is a beautiful territory, characterized by gentle plains and small hills, where the fertile soil is well prepared for the cultivation not only of wheat and sunflowers,but also of aromatic plants and medicinal herbs. It is a large area south of Tuscany,located between the municipalities of Orciano Pisano and Santa Luce. And it’s beautiful especially in June, when the wheat is harvested. The accompanying photos of this article were … Read more

Gathering of historic cars for the centenary of the Great War in Montecatini.

Gathering of historic cars for the centenary of the Great War in Montecatini.

It was celebrated throughout Italy, with all-gender events on the day in honor of the fallen for the start of the terrible Great War of 15-18. Especially in Montecatini, a laughing town in the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, in this event took place the historical parade of military cars, carabinieri, police, countryside, fire engines, motorcycles and vehicles of all kinds really curious and unique because of the era at … Read more

The Luminara of San Ranieri in Pisa

The Luminara of San Ranieri in Pisa

An evening this really special and not to be missed. It takes place in Pisa, on the Lungarni, on the evening of June 16th of every year, the eve of San Ranieri, patron saint of the city. It is an ancient tradition, in fact the first historical document attesting to the tradition of Luminara dates back to 1337. Thousands of wax lights, we talk about a hundred thousand, light up … Read more

Harley Davidson rally in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany.

Harley Davidson rally in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany.

In Tuscany, Italy, 4 days dedicated to Harley Davidson. They arrived in 7000 for the mega gathering of Harley Davidson and the small town of Montecatini Terme was again invaded for the fourth time by the roar of the most famous bikes in the world. The event was held in the Area of Mondolandia and occupied a vast space between the exhibitors and the thousands of bikes from all over … Read more

Middle Ages in castle in Buti province of Pisa.

Middle Ages in castle in Buti province of Pisa.

Every year in May Buti takes a leap into the Middle Ages with a festival that arrived last year at the seventh edition. This festival is made at Castel Tonini which is the fortification that dominates and protected the ancient village of Buti, a small town in the province of Pisa, Tuscany. The ancient village still maintains numerous streets and buildings that bring back to the ancient medieval atmosphere. It … Read more