Archive for September, 2013

The Cypress of St. Francis, 800 years old but it does not show , perfectly cloned in several specimens that will be donated to the Sacro Convento of Assisi

September 23, 2013

An imaginative legend, collected in the “Istoria Serafica” in the seventeenth century , says:
“…. One day to Brother Francis , who was passing tired along the ridges of the Apennines , the robe was caught on a little branch; he picked it up , and to took it (more…)


September 20, 2013
Benedetta Tintillini

Benedetta Tintillini

by Benedetta Tintillini

Next appointment with our past will take place on September 29th in Rome. The Matavitatau Cultural Association scheduled the activity entitled: LIVING IN ROME : THE DOMUS of Palazzo Valentini , the Trajan’s Column and the ROMAN DOMUS of Celio Hill.

Memeber and not-members will have the opportunity guided by the President of the Association , Nicoletta Bernardini , to discover the excavations made ​​in the (more…)

The Infiorate of Spello. Umbria

September 17, 2013

The “city in the middle” Mevania , the political capital and religious center of the ancient Umbrians

September 16, 2013

Bevagna, famous for its medieval  atmosphere, expertly revived during the Mercato delle Gaite , contains an ancient history in which the city played an important role : Capital of the Umbrian Etnos. (more…)

In memory of my friend Fernando

September 10, 2013
Fernando Grillo

Fernando Grillo

by Francesco La Rosa

Fernando Grillo died in a tragic way, great composer and extraordinary artist of bass. The news has left astonished all those who knew him and friends in particular, that a few hours after the event still wonder about the reasons that have ravaged Fernando’s mind pushing him to that gesture. We spoke with Franco Valentini, Grillo’s friend and partner several times in the preparation of shows and concerts.

Franco, I’ve been the first person who told you the news at the phone, can you tell me now what is your mood?

From the moment I heard the news from your voice I have in my heart a feeling sad and almost of disbelief about what (more…)

September 10, 2013

Orvieto: “Gustoso a Palazzo” exhibition market of culinary excellence

September 10, 2013

“Gustoso a Palazzo” opens Sunday, September 15th, in the Palazzo del Gusto courtyard in Orvieto, the event is about food and wine, the best local products. The protagonists are the Orvieto wineries and producers.

The trade show will host a summary of the excellent food of the region: truffles, (more…)