Posts Tagged ‘Storia’

The Abbey of Goleto rose in 1333 and was founded by William of Vercelli, ascetic, hermit and saint. He dedicated most part of his life and his mission to Irpinia. Even the foundation of the Monastery of Montevergine owes to him (1126). The cloistered nuns of the Abbey have given birth and impulse to the local...

Many legends in Salerno arise from the presence of the Schola Medica Salernitana, the most ancient medical institution of the world born in Salerno during the Middle Ages. One of these, spread all over Europe and taken as inspiration by many tales writers, is entitled Poor Henry. The protagonist of this story is...

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...

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...

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...