Una visita a Sarajevo è come un match di pugilato, dove tu hai il ruolo di sparring partner da prendere a pugni in faccia. Il primo che ti becchi è il ricordo della tragedia di fine secolo scorso: l’ assedio, i cecchini, la guerra e le sue devastazioni. Non è necessaria tanta memoria, ci sono ruderi e segni di proiettili in abbondanza per ricordartelo. Poi arriva subito l’ uno-due: una povertà vista ormai di rado in Europa. Almeno prima del COVID. La sensazione è quella di un’ emarginazione netta della Bosnia da parte dell’Europa che conta. Qui i restauri delle
Located in Northeastern Italy, Palmanova, the star-shaped town, is a unique destination. A great example of a Renaissance-era planned town meant to be used as a living area but also as a fortress and stronghold. The star-shaped town Palmanova has the shape of a star. Right in its middle, there is a huge square, an enormous empty space that was once used for military musters. The town was built, following the ideals of utopia, at the end of the XVI century by the Republic of Venice. It was the last outpost before the border with the Austrian empire. Unfortunately, no
A visit to the floating section of Cesenatico Museum is absolutely a must if you happen to be in the area. Multicoloured sails greet the visitors of Cesenatico every day between Easter and September. A rainbow show that cannot be missed even from the nearby main road or if you’re travelling by train. The floating museum Dozens of traditional sailboats stretch along the old canal designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The wooden hulls are painted in bright colours. The typical details such as the “eyes” on the bow are more or less stylized. Red sails, or ochre or orange. And
Gioiello di acqua e pietra, Trani fu nel Medio Evo un porto importante. E fu luogo di residenza di numerosi mercanti ebrei, che proprio da qui potevano controllare i loro traffici in entrata ed in uscita. D’ altronde avevano ottenuto da Federico II il monopolio della lavorazione e rivendita della seta grezza in tutto il Sud Italia. Il centro della città era il loro regno. Qui avevano i loro magazzini pieni di spezie, tessuti pregiati, pietre preziose. Qui c’ erano i loro luoghi di culto. La vecchia Trani si attorciglia attorno ad una minima altura e porta ancora ben evidenti
Closed in 2008, Berlin Tempelhof airport was the main airport of Germany during the Nazi era. It fights for the title of the oldest operating commercial airport and still is an iconic landmark. It’s one of the few airports in Europe still showing its pre-World War II architecture. All the other classical airports in Europe have been demolished or refurbished. Think for example of Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo 2 airport terminal. You can visit the airport. There are regular tours throughout the year that show the visitors most part of the structures, from hangars to the hotel and offices. It’s
The ancient town of Matera, with its “Sassi” district, is a fascinating town. It will delight all your senses. It’s located in Southern Italy. Nested in a harsh yet beautiful rocky landscape: the karst semi-arid plateau streaked with canyons called Murge. The ancient Sassi Sassi is the ancient heart of Matera. A labyrinth carved out in the slopes of two distinct narrow canyons of calcareous rock, full of cave dwellings and old, beautiful buildings. To visit the area a bit of physical effort is required. What you need are a decent physical shape and comfortable shoes. With this basic equipment, you’re ready
Come with me discovering a hilly land covered with olive trees,
where the sun shines almost 365 days per year.
Come and discover a land that once was ruled by Arabs,
faithful and dotted with majestic churches.
No, not really.
Read my blog and you’ll discover where is it! … Continue readingFive Amazing Towns Worth A Visit In Apulia, Italy
Aglianico (pronounced [aʎˈʎaːniko], roughly “ahl-YAH-nee-koe”) is a black grape grown in Campania, in Southern Italy.The vine originated in Greece and was brought to the south of Italy by Greek settlers.The Aglianico vine buds early and grows best… … Continue readingAglianico grape harvesting