Posts Tagged ‘Storia’

The National Archaeological Museum of Eboli and of the Media Valle del Sele stays in the Convent of Saint Francis. Before the last World War, it was used as seat of the City Hall of Eboli. Nevertheless, after the bombardments, it was partially destroyed and abandoned. Today, after having been restored and made...

One of the most famous sons of Frigento was Marciano Di Leo (1751-1819), canon of the cathedral, historian, politician, poet, philosopher, author of Vesuvio, a work in verses dedicated to the Vesuvius’s eruption on August 8, 1779. The interest of the work of Di Leo is based on the fact that it blends the scientific...

Among the worship buildings in Cava de’ Tirreni, the Abbey of the Holy Trinity stands out, found in 1011 by a Benedictine hermit friar. In the Middle Ages, the Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Cava de’ Tirreni was one of the most alive religious and cultural centers of Southern Italy. Found by a Longobardic...

The plaque of Polla (Lapis Pollae) is an epigraph in Latin and stays in front of the Taverna del Passo, along the state highway 19 of Calabrie. Lapis Pollae is a ‘milestone’ of Roman age, an inscription on stone that gives news about the building of Via Annia, which connected Reggio to Capua. It was realized around...

The railway Avellino-Rocchetta Sant’Antonio is a secondary railway of Campania that in little part also crossed Basilicata and Apulia. The line joined principally Avellino with the inner zones of Irpinia. Officially suspended from December 2010, the ultra-centenarian railway has allowed, for years, many villages of...

The legend tells that, in the nights of full moon, in the Castle of Rocca San Felice, the ghost of Margaret of Austria wanders, white dressed, looking for her beloved husband and cries the hard fate that affected her, her husband and her children, deprived of the throne and relegated in a solitary prison, with the...

The Castle of Montemiletto, known as Castle della Leonessa, rises up on a mountainous elevation in dominant position on the surrounding landscape and on the valley crossed by the rivers Calore and Sabato. Probably, the castle was built during the Longobardic era on the ruins of a preexisting roman building, of whom we...

The story of the origins of Naples links to that of the siren Partenope, in a dimension suspended between myth and reality. Therefore, let us start from the tale of the siren Parthenope. According to the mythology, Partenope was one of the sirens who tried, in vain, to bewitch Ulysses with their singing. When the ship...

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...