Life on the Italian Adriatic Coast come Autumn

This is a story of life on the Adriatic coast after the season, the town, Bellaria – Igea Marina, not well known except to those who come in the season. Its sands are clean and near white. It is mid-October, barely a few days past summer, it is a warm 25 degrees, even more, the … Continued

A day for Contemporary art reflecting on tourism

What value has Contemporary Art? Can it have a function for tourism purposes? What is the relationship between art and territory? The occasion of the Thirteenth Contemporary Day promoted by AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art is the moment for reflection on the role of modern art in small historical centres and … Continued

Alessandro Pagliari, world classical accordion champion

Alessandro Pagliari at age 14 has been crowned as a great musician in Osimo, a few miles from Castelfidardo, which is the home of the accordion, the town where the best instruments of the world are produced. The accordion is one of the most beloved instruments in the world and since its inception it immediately … Continued

Best Icecream (Gelato) of the world in Sydney

There are now hundreds, if not more, gelato bars around the world creating a plethora of colours, textures and taste sensations – of single scoop, double and triple, served in cones or paper cups and accompanied at your choice by fruit juices, milkshakes or unique creations of baristas. In every town, there seems to now … Continued

MACA, Fine Arts Academy linked to Frosinone

MACA is the Museum of Contemporary Art within the Fine Arts Academy in Frosinone. It is the first example of integration between museums and institutes, and now all the academies of Italy follow this example by opening museums and becoming more and more integrated with the area where they are located. The academy becomes a … Continued

September 27, World Tourism Day

Tourism is an ‘industry’ and accounts for almost 12% of Italian GDP, which is why private operators have now been placed next to traditional industries and the new national development program is called ‘Impresa 4.0’. With factory closures, many operators seek to activate tourism initiatives but most of these operators do not have the necessary … Continued

Frosinone Chamber Orchestra, beyond music

Frosinone Chamber Orchestra, beyond music

The history of the Chamber Orchestra of Frosinone is truly original due to how it was formed – by three old schoolmates in 2014 who went to a ‘Convivium’ at Fiuggi dedicated to a piano and double bass concert. The three friends are: Annarita Alviani, Secretary of the Questor of Frosinone, Maurizio Turriziani, master of … Continued

Pope Ormisda and Pope Silverio together forever

Pope Ormisda and Pope Silverio together forever

Frosinone gave birth to two popes who had a truly special bond, Pope Ormisda and Pope Silverio: one was the father of the other. But there was no sin because when Ormisda had his son he was just a deacon. Let’s go step by step because Silverio reveals surprises: he is one of the nine … Continued

Soundtracks in Castelnuovo Parano by Chamber Orchestra of Frosinone

Soundtracks in Castelnuovo Parano by Chamber Orchestra of Frosinone

The Frosinone Chamber Orchestra (FCO) in its various guises as soloists, quartets, quintets, small orchestra and full orchestra appears in the towns of Ciociaria (the Province of Frosinone) on the sultry evenings throughout summer. This night, a suitably hot August night, the 10th, the day that we celebrate San Lorenzo (St Lawrence for the real … Continued

San Felice of Cantalice, the first Capuchin saint

San Felice of Cantalice, the first Capuchin saint

San Felice da Cantalice was born in 1515 and has the particular primacy of being the first saint of the Capuchin Order. But how did it occur and who are the Capuchins? The Capuchin Order was born around 1520 and is one of the so-called ‘minor’ orders that followed in the spirit of St. Francis. … Continued