Posts Tagged ‘taurasi’

The death of Tatone, the mask of the Carnival. In ancient times, as in all the Municipalities of Irpinia, the Carnival started, let us say officially, on January 17, the day of Saint Anthony the Abbot. Around this saint, there was a tradition: they carried house by house a little pig, called ‘porcellùzzo ‘e...

After its journey to the discovery of Procida, Ischia and Capri, Insolita Italia is ready to leave again for a new, fascinating blogtour that will bring us to the discovery of Irpinia- a place of great cultural and artistic interest- and of its wine and food excellences. On days 5 to 8 of October, this original tour...

Maiatica Cherry of Taurasi The Maiatica of Taurasi is typical of the valley of the Agro Taurasino, with medium size fruits, with a more intense red color skin at the bottom and on the side exposed to the sun, characterized by a smooth and very juicy flesh. It belongs to the Recca variety and is picked at the end of...

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...

TAURASI: PICTORIAL RESTORATION UNVEILS A CHANGE OF MIND OF THE ARTIST The painting attributed to the painter Giacinto Diano, cleaned from the invasive intervention, has made emerge a different planning of the initial drawing. In the Holy Rosary Church in Taurasi, it is conserved the oil canvas ‘The Holy Family’,...

A journey to discover the legend of Taurasi and the Aglianico, one of the most appreciated wines of Irpinia in the world. The origins of this fascinating town, Taurasi, date back since the dawn of time. Numerous archaeological findings testify that the territory was populated in the Aeneolithic period. The legend...