- NOVEMBER 2013 -
- Native Americans
- Apulian Americans
- Italian Monuments
in New York
- The beautiful West
- New York - New York
- Italian American World
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History and Folk Traditions
by Giuseppe Massari From the ancient Greek Sidion to the Roman Silvium, its history of over a thousand years has left artifacts of great interest.
Its rural churches with their frescoes are studied by numerous Universities.
It enchanted the emperor Frederick II who had a hunting castle built there November 2013
by Vito Spada Famous for its amazingly blue sea, the easternmost town in Italy is rich in historical heritage.
In 1480 the Turks landed and devastated it.
Eight hundred locals preferred to be decapitated rather than abjure their faith. Recently, after more than five hundred years, they have been proclaimed saints by Pope Bergoglio June 2013
by Nicolò Carnimeo Its port was first in the exportation of lamp oil which reached the seaports of all Northern Europe.
In the subterranean oil mills of Gallipoli, Salento, and Terra di Bari this precious liquid was produced, the best of that age.
The special feeling with the British April 2013
by Pietro Marino An itinerary that takes in the most interesting Nativity scenes in the region.
From the Gargano to Salento, from Bari to Taranto there are numerous groups of admirable 15th and 16th-century statues, representing the Nativity.
Lecce is one of the capitals of the Nativity scenes, and since way back in the 18th century its papier-maché has reigned supreme December 2012
by Bianca Tragni The magnificence of Frederick II had allowed the Saracens to build mosques and Moorish dwellings. The Angevins destroyed them to build churches and province-style houses.
Artistic gems, like the cabinet that contains a precious baroque altar, in the Diocese Museum, contribute to making a visit to this city a must July 2012
by Bianca Tragni In many Apulian towns, with innumerable traditions, the Catholic rites leading up to Easter are celebrated in varying ways.
Fascinating processions with statues, hooded men, veiled women and musical bands April 2012
by Lino Patruno Two books hot off the press are talking about them: I nostri eroi (Our Heroes) by Bianca Tragni and L’agente segreto di Cavour (Cavour’s Secret Agent) by Nico Perrone.
New light is thrown on unknown heroes, forerunners of modernity, in Tragni’s work, while the historian Perrone gives us unedited revelations about a well-known personality of the epoch: Giuseppe Massari, native of Taranto and secretary to Cavour February 2012