- APRIL 2017 -
- Native Americans
- New York - New York
- On the road
- America America
- The beautiful West
- Italian American World
- Italian Monuments
in New York
- Let’s Eat Italian
- Apulian Americans
In a photographic report by Emilio Nicolì, the explosive beauty of the colors of Salento captured in different seasons and times, never repetitive and always magical.
From the firey red of Otranto’s spectacular bauxite quarry to the whiteness of a rare snow-covered landscape, from the white spray of the stormy Adriatic to a rosy-pink sunset over the Ionian. And then the golden stone of buildings like those in piazza Duomo, in Lecce, the brooding blue of a stormy sky over the rocks of Sant’Andrea through to an inky night in which Santa Maria di Leuca glitters like a cascade of diamonds… January 2017
by Pietro Marino An authentic jewel of Franciscan Gothic, filled with an extraordinary series of frescos of sacred and profane subjects, it has gained for its host city the well-deserved name of “Assisi of Salento” September 2016
by Lino Patruno The charm of a town steeped in history, overlooking the sea.
The harmony of the old center, the 12th century Cathedral, the Palazzo Ducale, the Benedictine monastery and other fascinating witnesses of history just a few miles north of Bari July 2016
Set between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, the Salento peninsula offers a great range of breathtaking scenery. Local photographer Emilio Nicolì captures it with a loving gaze, focusing on details from constantly new angles.
Views, coastal towers, a boat anchored in the port, a lighthouse at sunset and above all the endless colors of the magical sea July 2016
by Vittorio Marzi As well as being a green space for the city and hosting a cultural center where prestigious organizations have their headquarters, the complex owned by the University of Bari has over 350 varieties of roses to admire.
In May and June, the peak flowering period, guided visits are available May 2016
by Ettore Bambi Thanks to the local WWF branch, a volunteer group of professionals and the owners’ cooperation, Lecce’s “urban forest” has been cleaned up, reclaimed and given back to the city.
The Park, which offers an unexpected cultural and naturalistic experience, can be visited by groups, with a booking January 2016
by Lino Patruno The lanes in the old town are a fancywork of little balconies, wrought iron railings, gateways and arches.
In the 14th century Phillippe d’Anjou made it “franca”, that is, freed it from all feudal bonds. Perhaps that is what gave rise to the great pride of its inhabitants January 2016
by Michele Cristallo The archeological site of Canne della Battaglia, where in 216 B.C. Rome was defeated by Hannibal’s Carthaginians, the Swabian Castle, where Frederick II summoned the Diet in 1228, and the famous Challenge in 1503. Barletta and its area have been at the center of history through the millennia.
Not to be missed is a visit to Palazzo della Marra, which hosts the De Nittis collection. The great painter from Barletta died in Paris in 1848, at the peak of his fame October 2015
by Enrica Simonetti Standing 102 meters above sea level, it seems to reach out with open arms to other distant seas.
Other charming lighthouses in the South of Puglia are found in Taranto, Gallipoli and at Punta Palascia July 2015
UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 “International Year of Light” and one of the official themes is “Light in nature”.
The magnificent images in Nicola Amato’s report – like real paintings – pay homage not only to Puglia but also to the Year of Light, to color and to beauty May 2015
by Domenico Roscino An Old Town of great interest, with the stunning Castle, the Cathedral and many fascinating small streets.
The surrounding countryside produces excellent olives, grapes and almonds, but above all the delicious “ferrovia” cherries January 2015
The photo reportage by Nicola Amato from the alleyways of the old town centers, little churches, villas and masserie is a homage to the dazzling white of Puglia, the whiteness of the “whitewashed houses” celebrated in the famous lines of Bodini.
A whiteness that inscribes clean architecture in the skies of rich azure, that illuminates even the narrowest of streets and the most modest dwellings, that is an essential element of the sumptuous simplicity of many buildings, seducing you with its incomparable beauty December 2014
Puglia has about 800 kilometers of coastline. The pictures taken by Studio Fotografico Fotogramma of Bari offer a magnificent visual tour.
Beaches, cliffs, lighthouses, ancient watchtowers, harbors and small towns. A story of beauty with the sea as protagonist July 2014
by Francesca Pastore Thanks to the promotional activity carried out by the City Hall, every season Sigismondo Castromediano’s home town offers a remarkable calendar of cultural events including prose, opera, cabaret and literature.
“L’Estate Cavallinese” opens on 15th June with “Giovani stilisti in passerella” from the Centro Studi Moda “Cosimo Cordella” June 2014
by Vito Spada The emotions of a childhood spent in Turi remembered by the economist Vito Spada.
Traditions and legends linked to St. Oronzo, the church of St. Dominic, the college of the Scolopi fathers, Palazzo Marchesale.
…And the limited but comforting perspective of a small village May 2014
by Olimpia Ruffo In inland southern Salento, Supersano offers incredible cultural and natural trails ranging from prehistory to the 19th century.
In this area stands the Masseria Le Stanzie, one of the oldest in Puglia, the striking witness of a disappearing peasant culture April 2014
by Giuseppe Massari The small town stands on Puglia’s northern border, in the DauniaAppennine foothills, overlooking the Occhito reservoir.
Full of historical and archeological evidence, it still preserves old traditions connected to the rite of transhumance February 2014
by Vito Spada The sea is the essence of Gallipoli, the font of its riches, the pride of its history.
In the old town center there are some ancient olive mills that used to produce oil for burning in lamps: it was loaded onto ships and reached Northern Europe to light up the cities January 2014
In the magnificent report of the ‘Archivio Fotografico Fotogramma’, the scenes of a romantic, snow-covered Puglia are an irresistible invitation to visit, even in the cold months.
Under a magic mantle of snow, the trulli and masserie make a fairytale scene, Castel del Monte becomes a dream vision, the landscapes of the Murgia take on the look of a moonscape and even the bare branches of a tree tell a story of beauty… December 2013
by Giuseppe Mazzarino The splendid Greek pòlis was one of the capitals of the ancient world.
Despite the polluting factories and other problems, it’s a concentration of treasures: from the magnificent Archeological museum to the Aragonese castle, from the ancient churches to Gio Ponti’s modern Cathedral September 2013
by Lino Patruno It is one of the pearls of the Gargano. Its beauty makes your head spin, amidst low-rise limestone houses, domes like an Arabic landscape and an enchanting sea.
The perfect place to seek out a slow, lost time... July 2013
by Lino Patruno At only five kilometers from Lecce lies the town which was home to Sigismondo Castromediano, renowned archaeologist, patriot and martyr of the Risorgimento.
Not only interesting 17th architecture but also an extensive museum spread over 69 hectares, with vestiges of the 5th century B.C. April 2013
by Lino Patruno The historic part of the town is an enchanted salon and the Leccesi care much for form and beauty. Between good taste for living, elegance and fiction March 2013
by Lino Patruno A beach of more than three kilometres long hosts the imposing “Pizzomunno” monolith.
History, a charming old town center and legends seduce its visitors January 2013
by Lino Patruno It has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1996.
More than five hundred studies worldwide have not been able to give definite answers about what this fascinating castle really is.
According to the latest theory, two researchers from Bari say it was a unique example of a Mediaeval Spa November 2012
by Vito Spada The heart of the town is the square, where, when the weather is good people play cards and chat.
On the coast, the lovely cove of Acquaviva October 2012
by Lino Patruno The islands of the ancient “happy land”, with their high white cliffs and their sea of an unreal transparency, are situated in a marine reserve that should protect them. But there are always dangers lying in wait.
Lucio Dalla chose them for his buen retiro and composed some of his most beautiful songs there July 2012
by Lino Patruno Castled on a hill overlooking the Adriatic, it has a not-to-be-missed old town centre with white houses, noble palazzos, Baroque railings, churches and shops, cafés and little restaurants…
History, prehistory and folklore in the shade of the statue of Saint Oronzo, patron saint of the town June 2012
by Lino Patruno Loved and celebrated by the poets, the Gargano town includes, among its coasts, the breathtaking landscape of Baia delle Zagare.
Its territory is possessed of a magic such that the author is induced to define it “the Tibet of the Mediterranean”, and is rich in archaeological and historical testimony April 2012
by Enrica Simonetti Everything rotates around its ancient lighthouse and harbor.
The charm of the old town center and of a long history in which the sea has played a crucial role.
Even today fishing is one of the main industries March 2012
by Bianca Tragni It is celebrated in many towns in Puglia, but the oldest and most famous is the one in Putignano.
The papier-maché artisans create enormous, stunning, allegorical floats.
And apart from the Carnival you can discover a town steeped in history and art February 2012
by Bianca Tragni Rich in history, culture and traditions, hard-working and multi-ethnic, the town in Murgia Barese is famous also for its excellent bread which has earned the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status from the European Union.
And there are other treasures in the surrounding area: from the Megalithic Walls to the recent discoveries of the skeleton of homo arcaicus and the incredible dinosaur footsteps January 2012