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The poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio, a native of Pescara, was a major sponsor for the creation of the new city. Teramo, another beautiful, characteristic, hillside territory, is rich in olive groves and vineyards, that begin in the Apennines and run almost to the coast. The area known as, Teramo Hills, has become a trademark and one of the most significant areas for production of extra virgin olive oil and Abruzzo wines.

Caro Manlio, permettimi queste poche parole. Dato che ho appena compiuto 80 anni, non sono nel mezzo del cammin, sono andato oltre. Con vera riconoscenza ti ringrazio unito alla redazione della tua Ital Press, che ogni anno pubblica e regala la sopra menzionata Guida. Un grazie va anche alla tua meravigliosa Famiglia. The two official languages of this region are Italian and French. Here we can find the highest peaks in the Alps: Monte Cervino the Matterhorn , Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the king of them all, Mont Blanc, which at 15, feet is the highest mountain in Europe, the roof of the old Continent.

It is the only Italian region which has no provinces the province of Aosta was dissolved in The first inhabitants of the Aosta Valley were Celts and Ligures. The Aosta Valley boasts some of the best ski resorts in the Alps as well as some delightful historic towns, surrounded by peaks of over meters. This little region has stunning mountain scenery, fascinating Roman ruins, wonderful wildlife, kilometer upon kilometer of sweeping pistes, exhilarating off-piste terrain, world-class heli-skiing, fabulous food, wine and beautiful castles.

In , it was restored, and today is a museum where you can see a 15th century fresco of Saint George killing a dragon, and balcony walls painted with the images of prophets and sages. The great modern tunnels of Gran San Bernardo and, even more so, those under Mont Blanc - extraordinary engineering masterpieces that run to France - highlight even more clearly this aspect of intersection between Italy and the rest of Europe.

The astronomical observatory of the Aosta Valley Autonomous Region was completed midway through and is quite unique in terms of its features and the variety of instruments available. Its state-of-theart equipment means that top-quality scientific research and teaching activities for both teachers and students at all levels can be carried out and provides quality astronomical information. The Planetarium is a structure equipped with a dome for entertainment purposes, educational conferences and informative encounters in the field of astronomy.

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A great place to see this marionette art is the puppet theaters of Palermo. Today, there are only a few troupes that maintain the tradition. You can follow and admire the routes that run for about meters below the imposing mass of the Alburni mountains. The initial section of the caves is flooded by the waters of the Negro River, offering a fascinating and unusual journey by boat. The atmosphere is surreal. Underground passages, tunnels and caverns open before the eye of the visitor who lingers on the surrounding surfaces, discovering how groups of stalactites and stalagmites are modeled from time to time in mysterious forms.

IVA Chiaraluna Country House Loc. It is only 3 km from the medieval hamlet of Vitorchiano. The house is situated on a rock spur with two Etruscan tombs that can still be seen today and enjoys a broad panorama that reaches as far as the Tevere valley - a very peaceful landscape of the countryside.

It is surrounded by a beautiful garden, with an abundance of shrubs, flowers, secular oak trees, olive trees and vineyards. It has a large well-equipped pool with a gazebo that provides a covered area where one can enjoy cool summer breezes. On the upper level, there is a single bedroom and a double bedroom with a shower, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic view of the vineyards. A babybed is also available. The furniture is comfortable and the ambiance is warm and welcoming. Chiaraluna is 7 km from Viterbo, 22 km from Tuscania, 48 km from Tarquinia and Cerveteri, and in the radius of 22 km are the beautiful Bolsena, Vico and Bracciano Lakes.

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The Greek settled along the coastline of Metapontum and Erakleia. In the north the landscape is a fertile zone of gentle hills and deep valleys once covered in thick forests, now cleared and cultivated with olives, grapes and wheat. The mountains of the interior are a wonderful destination for naturalists and hikers. It is one of the worlds oldest towns, inhabited since the Palaeotithic Age. This city is famous for the sassi, ancient homes carved directly in the rocks of the Matera terrain.

There are two sasso districts: the restored area Sasso Barisano and the impoverished area Sasso Caveoso. Both areas have a maze of serpentine alleyways, staircases and cave churches. These settlements remained livable until , when the government deemed the 7, year-old homes unsafe. The town boasts a total of 44 churches and chapels. It was made with a special mixture of cement mixed with flakes of Carrara marble by the Florentine artist Bruno Innocenti between and With its 22 meters height, it ranks third among the sculptures dedicated to Christ in Europe and seventh in the world.

Metapontum, today Metaponto was founded by Greek colonists who settled on a hill on the Tavole Palantine in the 6th century BC. The temple originally had 18 columns, or mensole, that are part of a Doric temple, probably dedicated to Hera. Policoro occupies the site of ancient Heracleia. Today, Metaponto Lido is part of the commune of Bernalda and is a notable seaside resort with a splendid beach.

In beautiful Castelgrande is the largest astronomical observatory in all of Europe. The place was chosen because of a pure and uncontaminated environment, which allows the astronomers to have an unobstructed view of the galaxy. Melfi is the home of the Fiat factory which is focused on the production of the Grande Punto. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. We keep it simple and treat you like family. This charming region has a combination of high mountains, historical towns and extended forest surrounded by crystal clear seas.

Around Pollino National Park and extending to the south, there are settlement areas of Albanians. Catanzaro is also known as the city of the two seas, and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province. It was settled in the Byzantine period, around the 9th century. This is one piece of history that has managed to escape the constant earthquakes that have levelled almost everything else in the region. Crotone was one of the most important cities in Magna Grecia.

Founded in the 18th century B. Today, Crotone is a modern industrial center and the major port on the Calabrian Ionian coast. It is renowned for its panoramic seaside with botanical gardens between the art nouveau buildings and the beautiful beaches. The Cattolica di Stilo, built in the 14th century, is a Byzantine church and a national monument that still preserves its fine pointed Gothic portal. Vibo Valentia was a prosperous Greek colony, and later became a Roman colony.

Today, it is an important industrial, agriculture and tourist center. The foremost monument in the city is the 17th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore e San Leoluca, which contains numerous works of art including several fine sculptures and 16th century paintings. Tropea is one of the most picturesque towns in Calabria. The town hangs off to a cliffside facing a large rock which was formerly an island.

Campania is the centerpiece of the Mezzogiorno southern Italy. A land of myths and archeological sites from Pompeii to Paestum that offer glimpses of Greek and Roman civilization. This beautiful area is rich in culture, especially archeological, gastronomy, music and architecture. The city was founded around the 7th century BC by the Greeks who first called it Parthenope after a mythical siren, and then Neapolis New City.

It was inhabited by prominent Romans such as Nero, Lucullus, and Virgil. It is also the birthplace of the Neapolitan opera buffa, romantic guitar and mandolin. It was the largest palace building erected in Europe during the 18th century. It is the birthplace of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

The church of Santa Sofia is one of the main surviving examples of Lombard architecture. The sanctuary of Montevergine was founded by San Guglielmo of Vercelli Avellino was struck hard by an earthquake on November 23, The Gulf of Salerno is the most scenic stretch of waterfront in Italy. It was originally an Etruscan and later a Roman colony. Emilia Romagna is the heartland of central Italy and one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe. This region is also the centre for food and automobile production including Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini, Pagani and De Tomaso.

The pasta, sauces, cheeses and pork products of Emilia Romagna are world famous and still made in the traditional fashion. Bologna has been renowned as a cultural center since Roman times. This city is famed for the oldest university in the Western world, exquisite food and architecture. It is considered second only to Venice in beauty. Its architecture is noted for its palette of terracotta reds, burnt oranges, and warm yellows, hence the name of Bologna la rossa Bologna the red. Bologna is famous for its cuisine. Mortadella is a staple product of this city.

Notable buildings include the 12th century abbey of San Mercuriale. The most iconic building of the town is the imposing Castello Estense. From on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage, as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance and still keeping its historical centre intact. The famous Ferrari museum is situated in the village of Maranello.

It has a variety of green spaces, witnessing the love for nature and environment of its citizens. Piazza Duomo, among the greatest in northern Italy, is renowned for the painting of the Assumption that fills its main cupola. Parma is famous for its food and rich gastronomical tradition: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese also produced in Reggio Emilia , and Prosciutto di Parma Parma ham. It served as a fortified camp protecting the Emilian plain from invasion by both Hannibal and the Gauls.

The centre is full of fine medieval and Renaissance buildings. There are two bronze equestrian statues in the Piazza dei Cavalli. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. Rimini is the capital of the Romagnola Riviera, often referred to as the capital of Italian seaside, tourism and nightlife.

The beach is teeming with bars, pubs, night clubs, arcades, and restaurants. Rimini today is a thriving, bustling resort on the Italian Riviera, that boasts over a thousand hotels. Film director Federico Fellini was from Rimini. It encompasses the historical region of Friuli and the geographical region of Venezia Giulia, each with a distinct history, traditions and identity. Gorizia was an autonomous country before succumbing first to the Venetians and then to the Austrians. The Castle of Gorizia was built in the Middle Ages and remodeled several times in the course of the centuries. Pordenone lies along a small tributary of the Meduna River, southwest of Udine.

The campanile of the 15th century cathedral is a national monument. Both cathedral and gallery contain paintings by the Renaissance artist, Pordenone. Trieste is an atmospheric city, tucked up next to Slovenia. It has a long, bustling harbor, lined with buildings and lapped by the waves of the Adriatic Sea. It was an important port in the 2nd century BC when it came under Roman rule. It remained independent throughout the Middle Ages, rivaling Venice for control of the seas.

Its impressive setting is a 55 acre park overlooking the water. Trieste has always been a very cosmopolitan city. This can be seen in the cultural diversity and even in religion: there is a Greek Orthodox church, a Serbian Orthodox church, a Lutheran church, and a synagogue. The city has been a great centre for shipping, through its port Port of Trieste , shipbuilding and financial services.

Udine is a city that remains the spiritual and gastronomic capital of Friuli. In the Middle Ages it was just one of the many castle towns dotting the region. Then in , it became seat of the patriarch and, in the early s, major contender in the struggle between Gorizia and Treviso. Thereafter occupied by the Austrians, it adhered to the Kingdom of Italy in The town of Aquileia was founded in BC to be a base for Roman power. It is a town within a fortress, built by the Venetians in Unesco Cities Marathon is the only marathon in the world connecting two Unesco World Heritage sites: Cividale del Friuli, the ancient Lombard capital city, and Aquileia, a centre with important Roman remains.

These cities are exactly 42 kilometers away, the distance of the classical marathon. Lazio descends from the latin word, latium, and was the seat of the Roman Empire. The principal river in Lazio is the Tiber which crosses the entire region. A tiny cluster of islands, the Ponziano Archipelago, lies off the coast. The largest of the volcanic-formed islets, celebrated for their untamed natural beauty, is Ponza. Parks and reserves cover more than , hectares of protected nature.

The immense wealth of Rome is only one of the hundreds of points of interest offered by medieval villages, churches, monasteries, monuments and the various sites of the region. Frosinone originated as Frusino, a town of the ancient Volsci people, and became a colony of the Roman Empire.

The first traces of human presence in the provincial territory date back to prehistoric times: a famous skull of Homo Erectus dating from , years ago, constitutes the most ancient finding of the Homo species in Europe. There are traces of ancient walls and a Roman amphitheater, but Frosinone, which was badly damaged during World War II, is now a primarily modern town. It is the centre of the Ciociaria district noted for peasant costumes , and agriculture is the economic mainstay. The local dialect, now known as ciociaro, was earlier referred to as campanino. The name appears to be derived from the ciocia, the traditional footwear still worn by a few sheep and cattle herders in the Central Apennines.

The Abbey on Monte Cassino was originally founded by Saint Benedict in , making it one of Europe's oldest monasteries. Rieti rests on a small hilltop, commanding a wide plain at the southern edge of an ancient lake. The area is now the fertile basin of the Velino River. It is close to Mount Terminillo, which is an important ski centre. Rieti has been considered to be the center of Italy since Roman times.

For American basketball followers, this area is famous as the childhood home of Kobe Bryant who attended school here and as a result speaks fluent Italian. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. Since the 1st century AD, Rome has been considered the seat of the Papacy and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until According to legend, Rome was founded in B.

Rome is not just Rome. It is all that comes with its consular roads, history, archaeology, villas, temples, aristocratic tombs, necropolises, aqueducts and bridges. It is truly a unique city. Rome has inspired poets, painters, writers and many other great artists. Viterbo is a medieval gem, founded by the Etruscans and eventually taken over by Rome.

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It developed into an important centre, and in the 13th century became the residence of the popes. The historic center is one of the best preserved medieval towns of central Italy. Many of the older buildings particularly churches are built on top of ancient ruins, recognizable by their large stones, 50 centimeters to a side. Viterbo became a centre of military aviation due to its proximity to Rome, especially after the opening of the Air Force base during the s.

This base is now the Rome Viterbo Airport, and is still used for military purposes. Viterbo is also famous for its ancient, therapeutic hot springs, the most famous being the springs of Bullicame, with temperatures that reach up to degrees celsius. This year is your 40th Anniversary issue of our annual Italian Directory Magazine and on behalf of my family, we are so proud to have sponsored you with our advertisements throughout the years. I want to congratulate you, your family and staff of Ital Press Ltd.

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Congratulations on achieving this important milestone! Her pastel-colored houses bask in the Mediterranean sun. It boasts some of its most secluded stretches of coast, with lush forests of lemon trees, herbs, flowers, almonds and pine trees. Imperia is composed of two centers, Porto Maurizio and Oneglia. Both centers have small commercial and fishing ports. It is something of a mini-Vegas by the sea, complete with a casino, racetrack and an hole golf course.

San Remo was once a glamorous retreat for the composer Tchaikovsky, Alfred Nobel the father of modern explosives and poet, Edward Lear. It is also famous for the Sanremo Music Festival, an extravagant, five-day-long ritual of performances, glitter and hype, held at Teatro Ariston in late February. The Giardini Botanici Hanbury 18 hectares , also known as Villa Hanbury, are major botanical gardens.

Portofino is the jewel of an already gloriously embellished coastline. With its marinas, pastel-colored houses, firstrate sports facilities and a seductive atmosphere of La Dolce Vita. The beauty of this region has been celebrated by poets, writers and artists, who have long been attracted to this coast and the charm of its landscape and climate. A characteristic of this territory is the presence of terracing, a system farmers adopted to cultivate the hills of the Ligurian coast. The Gulf of Poets was the name given to the Gulf of La Spezia, since it was one of the places best-loved by the 19th century Romantic poets, Byron and Shelley, for its great scenic beauty.

It is part of the 1 mile 1. With fabrications for over restaurants, food factories, hotel kitchens and banquet halls, New Century Sheet Metal has been committed to assisting our customers with both standard and custom products and designs since The Giants of Monte Prama include statues of archers, wrestlers and boxers carved in sandstone probably between the 9th and 8th centuries BC, before Rome was even founded.

They belong to the Nuragic civilization, which flourished on Sardinia for two millennia until the 2nd century AD. The figures, standing over 2 meters 6. They — or rather, their component parts — were found in near the town of Cabras, on the west coast of the island. The population is concentrated in the industrial cities of the upper plains and foothills, with secondary concentrations in the rich farmlands in the south. It is divided physically into three parts from north to south - a mountainous Alpine and pre-Alpine zone; a zone of gently undulating foothills; and a zone of alluvial plains sloping gently to the Po River in the south.

Lombardy is the leading industrial and commercial region of Italy. Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world.

The city hosts the Milan Fashion Week twice a year, one of the most important events in the international fashion system. Most of the major Italian fashion houses and labels are based in Milan, even though many of them were founded in other cities. The theme chosen is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

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Canada Upholstery Ltd. We repair antique to modern lighting from simple re-wiring to full restoration. In a remote corner between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic Sea is the region called The Marches, a rural patchwork of small towns and sandy beaches. In pre-Christian times this area was settled by the Piceni, a tribe eventually assimilated by the Romans. Exiles from Magna Graecia colonized this region in the 4th century BC. The most notable town was Ancona.

During the Middle Ages, the region marked the edge of the Holy Roman Empire, giving rise to the present name Marche, which means border area. While the coastal areas are fairly heavily populated, the beautiful inland countryside is sparsely inhabited. The inland mountainous zones are mostly limestone and are noted for bare peaks, rushing torrents, dramatic gorges and many complexes of caves. The mountains take their name from a legend that one of the sibyls hid here in a cave on Monte Sibilla, known as Grotta delle Fate Cave of the Furies , when she was chased out of the underworld.

Alpine Edelweiss Leontopodion nivale , martagon lily, bear berry, Apennine cinquefoil and alpine buckthorn are just some of the species here. The park is also rich in bird life - buzzards, kestrels and sparrow hawks can be found, as well as rare sightings of the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, rock partridge, eagle owl and the chough, from the crow family of birds.


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Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region. This city dates back to at least the 5th century BC, when it was settled by the Greek exiles from Siracusa. Today, it houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. Loreto, is most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular pilgrimage site. Legend says that in the house of the Virgin Mary miraculously uprooted itself from the Holy Land and was brought by angels to a laurel grove Loreto south of Ancona. One of the most alluring of the hill-towns of the southern Marche, Fermo has an ensemble of architectural sights.

The 13th century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral with its richly decorated interior and fine rose window, now stands in splendid isolation. The hill behind the Palazzo Pitti, excavated for stone to expand the buildings, was then turned into the Boboli Gardens, a segmented strolling garden with statues, fountains, grottoes, water tricks and other features which became the most often copied of the Italian Formal Gardens. The formal garden was started by Niccolo Tribolo, but he died the next year and the work was assigned to Bartolomeo Ammannati, a student of Bartolommeo Bandinelli who closely followed the style of Michelangelo.

Molise is bordered by Abruzzo to the north, Apulia to the east, Lazio to the west and Campania to the south. It has a short coastline to the northeast, lying on the Adriatic Sea.

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The region separated from Abruzzo in but the split did not become effective until Geography has blessed this province with beaches, lush hills and sunflower fields. Despite its small size, Campobasso has always been considered an important center in the region. Dominating the city is the Castello Monforte, built by the Longobards around the year The ruins in this area are among the best preserved.

The walls of Roman Saepinum, built in the 1st century B. They had four gates, corresponding to the four roads of access to the city, and were protected by numerous watch towers. The best preserved of the gates is the so-called Porta di Bojano. Larino, settled by an Italic tribe, the Frentani, became a Roman center. Remains have been found in the vicinity of San Leonardo, including the original amphitheater.

Campitello Matese is a popular resort town situated right in the heart of the Matese chain at meters above sea level. There are over 50 km of ski trails in the vicinity of this rapidly-developing winter playground. Termoli is a local resort town known for its beaches and old fortifications. It is also the main embarkation point for the Tremiti Island. Each year in early May, the town of Ururi, south of Termoli, stages a gladiator revival. Carts pulled by bulls and helmet-wearing horseback riders careen through the streets squirting blood, as hordes of horrified spectators applaud.

The town of Isernia was settled at least , years ago. Situated on a rocky crest between Carpino and the Sordo rivers, the plan of Isernia still reflects the ancient layout of the Roman town, with a central wide street, the card maximus, still represented by Corso Marcelli. Perched on a rocky massif, Bagnoli del Trigno is a village of medieval origins. The Marinelli family first started the bell foundry in In addition to a bell foundry, it is an artisan foundry that produces bronze portals, bas-reliefs church artifacts, and bell restorations. Negli anni che furono, amavi la primavera.

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Obscure during the Roman era, the region rose to prominence in when the Savoys, having dominated the region since the 11th century, selected Turin as capital of their re-united Italy. Piedmont is a purveyor of Slow Food, fine wine, royal palaces and an atmosphere that is more french than Italian.

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Established in , Borsalino produces felt from Belgian rabbit fur. Giuseppe Borsalino set up the first artisan workshop for the production of felt hats. A museum dedicated to the history of the hat displays over 2, different hats of various shapes and sizes. With its well-preserved Medieval towers and Baroque palaces, this town sparkles like a glass of its famous Asti Spumante DOCG wine renowned and exported all around the world.

The Sanctuary of Oropa located in Biella is one of the most important shrines in Europe. This is home to some of the best Italian wines and truffles. It is characterized by rice fields and tranquil villages. The most imposing monument in the city is the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, with a cupola reaching meters in height, designed by Alessandro Antonelli and constructed in It sparked the Risorgimento and bears a badge of honor in the form of Baroque architecture and more than 18 km of arcades in the city centre. Turin is one of the great international centers for chocolate. The chocolate named Gianduiotto is the best example of the piedmontese confectionery industry.

In Turin hosted the 20th Olympic Winter Games. The Borromean Islands totaling 50 acres are famous for their picturesque setting. The Codex Vercellensis is a manuscript dating back to the end of the 10th century. It is preserved in Vercelli in the library of the St. Eusebio Cathedral. With its slim hull and flat underside, the craft is perfectly adapted to negotiating narrow, shallow canals. There is a slight leftward curve to the prow, which counteracts the force of the oar, preventing the gondola from going round in circles. In it was decreed that all gondolas should be black to stop people making an ostentatious show of their wealth.

For special occasions they are decorated with flowers. In August , Giorgia Boscolo became Venice's first female gondolier. Mark Twain visited Venice in the summer of Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It is a multi-cultural, colorful, enchanting land rich in tradition, history, art, and beautiful landscapes. It is at the region famous for the clearest sea water in Italy. The central third is occupied by the low Murge plateau, which slopes gradually to the narrow coastal plains of the Adriatic Sea in the east.

The absence of surface water over large areas led to construction of the Apulian Aqueduct —39 , the largest of its kind in Italy, which supplies the region with water from the Sele River on the western slope of the Apennine watershed. Puglia was ruled in the early Middle Ages by Goths, Lombards, and Byzantines and knew its greatest glory under the Hohenstaufen emperors. It was a favorite of the 13th century Holy Roman emperor Frederick II, and Romanesque cathedrals and palaces bear witness to the flowering of Puglia at that time. This region has glorious architecture, particularly in the churches and castles of the north.

There are about Trulli, some dating back to the 15th century. Today, the surviving Trulli are popular among English and German tourists. They are often bought and restored for general use. Many of the houses are painted white to reflect the hot summer sun. Lecce in the Salentine Peninsula, was the site of the Greek Messapi settlement. It became an important center of the Roman Empire, and during the Middle Ages a strong tradition of scholarship was established.

They are the largest Italian saltworks and one of the largest in the Mediterranean area. Castel del Monte is built in an octagonal shape, with each of the eight corners sporting an octagonal tower. This makes the geometric design of this fortress built by Frederick II unique. The region is predominantly agricultural.

Wheat, barley, and oats are grown on the plain and in the more fertile parts of the plateaus, while olives, grapes, almonds, figs, and vegetables predominate farther south; tobacco is a specialty of the Lecce Plain. The wines of Puglia are the strongest in Italy and are used to fortify other, lighter varieties. Fishing is carried on in many ports, particularly those of the Gargano Promontory and in Barletta, Monopoli, and Taranto. Puglia produces more olive oil than any other single region.

It is the largest trade fair in the Adriatic and involves exhibitions from many sectors and industries. This fair is renowned throughout the world. This Roman statue has attracted the attention and curiosity of tourists from all over the world. This ancient stone mask from the Classical period represents a river god with an open mouth, wide eyes and a flowing mane of hair.

The reason for its unshakeable fame is a rather macabre legend associated with the mask since ancient times. If a liar puts his hand inside its mouth, they will lose it. Even today, this ancient mask is the cause of queues of tourists who line up outside the beautiful Paleochristian church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The thrill of the risk is evidently too strong and you honestly can't resist putting your hand inside this harmless, but unsettling stone face and hope for the best! Garantita massima riservatezza. La messa in onore di San Pio si celebra il martedi, 23 settembre alle pm.

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Per piu informazioni chiamate al P. Your bridge between the past and the future. It is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. It was frequented by emperors Augustus and Tiberius and later by artists and intellectuals such as Maxim Gorky.

It's also a hugely popular destination and a summer favorite of holidaying VIPs. Inevitably, the two main centers, Capri Town and its uphill rival, Anacapri, are almost entirely given over to tourism. But explore beyond the designer boutiques and pointedly traditional trattorias and you'll find that Capri's hinterland retains an unspoiled rural charm with grand villas, overgrown vegetable plots, sun-bleached peeling stucco and banks of brilliantly colored bougainvillea.

The native inhabitants on the island include quails, robins, peregrine falcons, woodcocks, blackbirds, geckos, red goldfish, conger eels, sargos, groupers, mullets, and the blue lizard of the Faraglioni. Capri is known for the Grotta Azzurra Blue Grotto. This beautiful Grotto was discovered in the 19th century by foreign tourists and has been a phenomenon ever since. Save thousands! You can purchase caskets and memorials from us and save thousands! We provide a wide variety of cemetery monuments in granite or bronze at competitive prices.

Their canonizations were held on 27 April Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers from more than countries attended. Some 20 Jewish leaders from the U. Up to Cardinals, 1, Bishops as well as some 6, priests were expected to concelebrate the Mass, and at least a million were expected to attend. Hollyburn Funeral Home Worldwide repatriation services Guaranteed pre-arranged Funeral Plans, burial or cremation Professional and caring staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week We honour all wishes of the family and carry them out with personal service.

The first language of Sardinia is Italian, although the Sardinian language, Sardo, is still widely spoken. Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient bodies of land in Europe. The island was populated in waves of emigration from the Paleolithic period until recent times.

It is the second biggest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. The beautiful coastline of Sardinia has a translucent sea, long sandy beaches and isolated coves. The Emerald Coast, stretching from the Golfo di Cugnana to the Golfo di Arzachena, owes its transformation as playground of the rich and famous to Aga Khan who, in together with a number of associate business men and owners of some hectares of land, founded the Consortium of the Emerald Coast.

It caters to the seriously rich and famous. Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo are the center of the social life of the Costa Smeralda, with all their luxury villas, harbors, bars, nightclubs and fashionable hangouts. These strange cone structures were built without any bonding from huge basalt blocks taken from extinct volcanoes. They left no written word but had remarkable engineering skills.

The mystery of these enigmatic people has intrigued Sardinians for years. Sardinia is home to nearly 4 million sheep. Sardinia has a centuries-old tradition of horse breeding since the Aragonese domination. Today, the island boasts the highest number of horse herds in Italy. Fishing along the coasts is also an important activity on the island.

Portoscuso tunas are exported worldwide, but primarily to Japan. There is no better way to end a day as the Italians do, than going for a passeggiata strolling sampling a gelato in the cool of the evening. There are an array of flavors including nocciola hazelnut , limone lemon , stracciatella chocolate chip , fragola strawberry , Nutella chocolate hazelnut and hundreds more.

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If you are currently getting meal service, we would like to send you a sample of our home cooked meals at no cost. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and a land of beauty, mystery and monuments. From blackened lava fields to soft sandy coves, Sicily boasts contrasting landscapes.

This idyllic isle is a patchwork of sweet-smelling citrus groves and horses with plumes pulling painted carts. Evidence of prehistoric, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Bourbon and Aragonese eras are to be found in temples, local food and dialects. The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. Sicily was once called Trinacria in the ancient world because of its triangular shape.

Agrigento is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the leading cities of the Magna Graecia. The temple of Dioscuri is one of the symbolic images of the valley. This centre of a mineral-rich area became prosperous after the unification of Italy, thanks to the sulphur and rock salt mines. It was settled by the Greeks in the 8th century B. The first Sicilian university was founded in Catania in Teatro Massimo Bellini is an opera house which was named after the local-born composer.

The pride of Enna is the Castello di Lombardia. Messina was founded by the colonists from Messenia in Greece. Over the centuries it has been populated by Armenians, Arabs and Jews. On December 28, , an earthquake and tidal wave struck at the same time, bringing over 91 per cent of the buildings to the ground and killing 60, people.

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Taormina is a city of unsurpassed beauty where mansions and pine cones crown a cliff above the sea. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is built along the bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino. The famous international marionette museum holds over 2, marionettes from Sicily and Indonesia. The Cathedral of Monreale is the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily. Ragusa is settled comfortably in the interior and is distant from its nearest neighbors.

A craggy valley divides Ragusa Ibla from the modern Ragusa Superiore. Syracuse was founded in B. It was home of philosophers Philo, Plato, and Archimedes. Trapani is famous for their salt beds and coral reefs. At the time of Arab domination it was the centre for tuna fishing and coral. The production of salt is still important today and is a valuable source of income. I can help you understand what your body is doing; what is causing the domino effect of symptoms and provide you with options on how to solve the underlying issues rather than manage the symptoms.

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