History

Benevento has been a Samnite, Roman, Lombard and even pontifical town. In fact, it boasts a considerable historical artistic heritage and important archaeological assets. The roman theater of Benevento represents, therefore, most part of the Samnite archaeological heritage. It was built in the II century by the...

The legend of the witches has given to Benevento the fame of ‘Town of the Witches’, and still today in this place you can breathe a magical and intriguing area. It seems that the legend of the witches of Benevento dates back to the Samnite and the Roman antiquity, when, in the IV century BC, the ancient colonists of...

The Reggia of Caserta and its park are jewels of great splendor. The Reggia (Royal Palace) was designed by Luigi Vanvitelli in the XVIII century, commissioned by Charles III of Bourbon. It is one of the most important works of the Neapolitan architect and represents the triumph of the Italian Baroque. We can say that...

Adventure of an Emperor The arch of Traiano is the symbol of Benevento and represents a well conserved evidence of the Roman age. The arch was built in 114 AD. It celebrated the figure of the Emperor Trajan for the inauguration of the Appia way that joined Rome to Brindisi. For its size, it was called in the centuries...

Castellabate is one of the pearls of the Cilento Coast. In fact, its territory expands inside the National Park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, declared in 1998 World Heritage Site by Unesco. Instead, its marine environments are, from 1972, under marine biological protection to preserve its natural and...

About the origin of Pertosa, there is not sure information. Its name comes from the term of archaic dialect Petrusu, which refers to the opening of the Angel’s Caves. From an historical point of view, the roots of the village Petrusu would stay in the ancient settlement of ‘Consinum’, an inhabited center testified by...

In province of Salerno, in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello rises. Famous and panoramic tourist center, discovered and frequented by numerous personalities, Ravello is well known for the charm of its architectures and its famous villas. Founded in the V century as refuge place from the incursions of the...

In Gesualdo, the cycle of paintings of the contemporary French artist Kathy Toma In the Church of Saint Roch in Gesualdo, the apse basin is frescoed with a cycle of paintings of Kathy Toma. In autumn 1998, Kathy Toma wanted to know the village where Carlo Gesualdo lived. ‘Walking on the land of the great musician,...

In Positano, pearl of the Amalfi Coast, along with the naturalistic beauties of the place, there are also numerous monuments of historical interest among which the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The history of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta is strictly connected with that of the Benedictine monastery of Saint Mary...

Probably, the term Taurasi derives from *taur – ‘mount’, but we cannot exclude the meaning of the latin taurus ‘bull’, maybe in the totemic sense. The name, of clear Oscan-Sabellian origin, refers to the bull, mythical animal, leader of the Samnitic tribe of the Taurasini (that is ‘mountain people’), who, arrived from...