Posts Tagged ‘Gesualdo’

Visiting Gesualdo, the entrance porticos of the ancient residential area appear characteristic. This area develops around the medieval castle with its characteristic concentric circular shape. Among narrow lanes, alleys and passages, the ancient village of Gesualdo offers to the sight suggestions and impressive...

Since always, the people of Gesualdo are, and not casually, called with the nickname of Menestrari (greengrocers), for the copious fruit and vegetable productions that enriched the local markets and those of the near villages. The cuisine of Gesualdo is simple and little sophisticated and fully embraces the peasant...

In August, in Gesualdo it takes place the Palio of the Halberd. The event of the Palio remembers an important happening of the history of the town, that is, the absolution between Prince Carlo Gesualdo and his son Emanuele on March 2, 1609. Emanuele married in Bohemia, on October 22, 1607, the beautiful Mary Polissena...

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,...

The worship of Saint Vincent Ferrer in Gesualdo goes back, between history and legend, to an unusual event happened in Gesualdo. It is told that the Sicilian religious community ordered to a Spanish artist the realization of the statue of Saint Vincent Ferrer. During the transport of the statue towards its...

Prince Carlo Gesualdo composed in Gesualdo his madrigals, famous all over the world. Written around the middle of the fourteenth century, they are the most ancient musical poetic form. Thanks to the presence of prince Carlo, who went away from Naples after his wife’s painful honor killing, the castle of Gesualdo...