Posts Tagged ‘Storia’

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...

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 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,...

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...

The Amalfi Coast, for its enchanting beauty, bewitched even Boccaccio, who sang it in this way: ‘(…) It is believed that the coast from Reggio to Gaeta is nearly the most delightful part of Italy. Fairly close to Salerno there is a coast that looks out over the sea, which the inhabitants call the Amalfi coast, that is...

There is no person in Polla who does not know the story of Maria Marmora. Anyone has heard about Maria Marmora by the grandparents; a story passed down from one generation to another, until becoming legend in the local folklore heritage. It is said that Maria Marmora was a woman who lived in the zone of the castle, it...

The Early Christian Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte The Early Christian Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, in Padula, is the only one over the world that uses the baptismal water drawing it directly from the spring on which it rises. Its building dates back to the first centuries of the Christianity. The oldest...

The Church of the Holy Piety in Teggiano is an ex-monastery. It rose in the first years of ‘300 for the Benedictine nuns. Then, in 1474, it was transformed in monastery for the Friars Minor of Saint Francis. The fifteenth-century door of the Church is a masterpiece of Renaissance wood art that, for its value, has been...

As the remains of the megalithic walls of the IV century BC testify, Atena Lucana is one of the oldest settlements of Vallo di Diano. The presence of the caves proves an even prehistoric period. It was founded by the Pelasgians with the name of Larissa, which means fortress. Of this constitution, it is still visible...