Sometimes, even the ordinary quarters of e glamorous place propagate the same fascination – if not more of it – as their more titled and more popular neighbors do. They just do it in a more subtle and humble way. Continue reading
When you have the Monza circuit in your backyard, it’s not easy to ignore the return to the “Autodromo” of the sport prototypes that are challenging each others in the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race. Continue reading
Every year, in Ivrea, Italy, during Carnival, the people stand up to recall and celebrate the story of Violetta, the miller’s newly wed daughter who was supposed to lay, on her first night as a bride, with the lord of the town, according to an old infamous principle named “jus primae noctis”. Continue reading
Siberian Husky is a breed originated in the easternmost region of Russian Siberia, called Chukchi, by the inhabitants that used the animals as a help for hunting and a mean of transportation. Continue reading
Let’ put it this way. It sounds trite, but the polo team with the best polo players wins the game. Continue reading
Mental asylums radiate a mysterious allure soaked with anguish, injustice, prevarication and deceit.
Volterra former psychiatric hospital originated from an economic evaluation. In the XVIII century, the community of Pisa used to send its own mental patients at a dear price to Siena. To save money, the city launched an offer that was met by Volterra. Therefore, the Mendicity Hospice of this town welcomed the initial body of mental patients and, in 1989 the Mental Asylum was established. The first pavilion was erected near a hilltop called Poggio alle Croci. Continue reading
Along with neighbouring Volterra, San Gimignano origin dates back to the Etruscan domination, although it owes its main development to the pilgrims traveling around the turn of the first millennium along the Via Francigena, mostly coming from France and making in San Gimignano an important stop on their way to Rome. Continue reading