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
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
After two days of watching a bunch of youngsters tempting their fate, I felt like attempting myself something more risky. With a camera. Continue reading
It’s a very appealing set: a black sky and the Palazzo Italia architectures at “Experience”, the new concept for the former EXPO site ground near Milano. That’s the background to the acrobatic evolutions of these very young and wild Freestyle competitors (male and female). Below are some of these ski artists at work. Continue reading
Within the community of Lanzada (turning East in Chiesa in Valmalenco), from the Zoia Hut in Campo Moro, you can walk to Alpe Campagneda. Here, the Pizzo Scalino – with its 3323 m, a popular climb in this area – casts its shadow on a small cluster of huts surrounded by a vast pasture. Continue reading
From the start of the final run, from Chiari to Gussago, we already knew the teams that most likely would step up on the podium at the end of the race. Continue reading
It has been really tough to select only 24 shots among the 446 competitors passing along the circuit at Valeggio-sul-Mincio, first stage of the 34th edition of the 2016 1000 Miglia. Difficulty due to the beauty of each car and the spirit with which all teams have faced the prohibitive weather conditions. Continue reading