History

The Castle of Teggiano (Diano until 1862) has a history and a magic to discover. The most ancient news about the Macchiaroli Castle date back to 1405. In that year, the feud of Diano was royal property, because king Ladislaus of Durazzo had confiscated it to the Sanseverino, counts of Marsico, along with other their...

The Astroni Crater is an extinct volcano that is part of the volcanic area of the Phlegraean Fields. The reserve is inside the circuit of the WWF special protection. The bottom of the Astroni Crater presents some elevations among which the Colle dell’Imperatore (Emperor’s Hill) and the Colle della Rotondella...

In province of Salerno, near Sicignano degli Alburni, there is an ancient monastery. The legend tells about horrors made inside it, so that it is defined the ‘monastery of the damned friars’. It is told that, long time ago, a hungry vagabond knocked to the doors of a monastery in Sicignano asking for food and a refuge...

The Crypt is the first unit in the building of the Cathedral. It hides mysterious believes, but let we see first when it was born and how it is. Since March 1081, the relics of San Matteo (Saint Matthew), of the martyr saints and of other saints were put down there as it is deduced by the several gravestones placed...

The history of the Ducal Castle of Bisaccia: from the Longobardic invasions, to hunting house of Frederick II, to sumptuous residence that hosted Torquato Tasso The Ducal Castle of Bisaccia rises up on a buttress of the Calvary Mount. It was built by the Longobards around the second half of the VIII century. The first...

The museum of the Amalfi paper is the narration of an ancient tradition in one of the most evocative places of Italy. The Amalfi people had learnt from the Arabs the techniques for the production of the paper, which at that time was called Bambagina paper. This name comes probably from the Arabic town El Mambig or,...

The Church of Santa Sofia is a building of extraordinary architectural interest. The church is part of the monumental complex of Santa Sofia, which includes the church, the annexed cloister and part of the abbey that today houses the Museum of Samnium. The restoration of the church of Santa Sofia has been made in the...

Without doubt, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare is an immortal masterpiece of English Literature, which has built the imagination of entire generations. Nevertheless, not everybody knows that Shakespeare got his masterpiece from the short story of Mariotto and Ganozza by Masuccio Salernitano. In fact, in the...

How many stories weave among the streets of Naples? A lot and all fascinating. Luciano Melito tells us a wonderful one that we report you here. This is the story of Gennarino ‘e vascio ‘o puorto and Sisina ‘a sigettara do’ vico ‘a lava.  Mr. Luciano has told us that his grandmother has wanted the photo, about which he...

The prophet of the Italian people, Gabriele D’Annunzio, wanted to celebrate the honors of Salerno and Amalfi in ‘Merope’, the fourth novel of the ‘Laudi del Cielo del Mare della Terra e degli Eroi’. In the four-sided portico of the Cathedral of Salerno, on the left of the majestic bronze door, there is a little marble...