The Secret of the “Anthill” Monasteries

The Middle Ages was a time when towns and people were besieged. For this reason, the monasteries were fortified citadels and grew to the maximum, filling disproportionately with religious and common people, becoming rich in workers, lands and treasures as true feuds. In an era of invasion, violence, wars and looting, churches become an indispensable … Continued

History of Wallpaper and the need for coloured walls

Have you ever viewed one of the houses of Pompeii or shops of ancient Rome or Greece? They were all frescoed and colourful, as were the statues. The tomb of Philip II of Macedonians clearly shows how the temples of the past were coloured. In the Middle Ages the walls of the castles were covered … Continued

MACA, Fine Arts Academy linked to Frosinone

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

MACA, Fine Arts Academy linked to FrosinoneMACA, Fine Arts Academy linked to Frosinone

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

Rieti- Leonessa and its hamlets Villa Pulcini

Leonessa and its hamlets: Villa Pulcini

Leonessa has one of the largest municipal areas in central Italy with 38 hamlets many of which are called ‘villa’, such as Villa Carmine, Villa Lucci or Villa Pulcini. The origin of the name ‘villa’ is very particular because it immediately refers to the ancient Roman settlements where, with this term, an agricultural production centre … Continued

Portone alchemico di Nicolò il mistero di Rivodutri

Nicolo’s Door – The opening for Alchemists in Rivodutri

In Rivodutri there is a unique door that popular tradition calls the Alchemic Door, or “Nicolò Door”, named after the owners of its original building, the Nicolò family since 1757, as a result of the will of Don Bernadino of the Camisciotti family. In 1874, it was handed over to the municipality to be used … Continued

Cave- PONTE VECCHIO by Giuseppe Mosetti

Cave: Its History of Infrastructures and Bridges

It is historically important that Cave is crossed by Via Francigena South, a route from the Middle Ages by pilgrims who went to the Holy Land and from those who tried to use paths less-travelled by malefactors and warmongers. The ancient path in the lower part of the city, the one near the ancient medieval … Continued