Rylands Collection at Manchester Sammlung Alchemy collection 18th century

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

San Giuseppe da Leonessa, il micro-credito e i Monti Frumentari

San Giuseppe da Leonessa, micro credit and Seed Banks

San Giuseppe da Leonessa  (St. Joseph of Leonessa) is a special saint who divided his life between the desire to be a martyr and to help the needy. And he did both things in an original and incredibly pragmatic way. San Giuseppe was born in Leonessa on 8 January 1556 with the unusual name of … Continued

Paliano- hernicantus

HerniCantus: the real popular music of Ciociaria

What unites those born at the beginning and those who came to light at the end of the twentieth century? The so-called “Short Century”, owing to that shortness, should have had closer links between the generations following each other over the years. Yet a farmer – or a shepherd – of class 1925, at twenty, … Continued

Cassino- Anfiteatro Romano by Bettiol

The magic of music at Roman theatre in Cassino

The magic of a spectacle at the Roman theatre in Cassino brings back ancient atmosphere and emotions that thousands of people came here to experience, from every part of the Roman empire. The theatre lies on the side of the mountain, according to the style of the Greek theatres, with a view of the valley … Continued

Isola del Liri- Parco Cascata piccola by Bettiol

Art from Industrial archeology, best examples at Isola del Liri

A top examples of creation of art from industrial archaeology is in Isola del Liri. But what is industrial archaeology? Industrial archaeology addresses the themes of architectural, mechanical, historical and social memory of major industrial activities in which a large factory with its technological innovation and its work organization has changed local and sometimes national … Continued

Castro dei Voslci- Monumento alla Mamma Ciociara by Bettiol

Castro dei Volsci-Ausonia: the Festival of the Meeting

Every three years the inhabitants of Castro dei Volsci and of Ausonia gather for a unique religious ceremony and a popular celebration called the ‘Festival of the Meeting’, and which takes place on the last Sunday in August. The two communities meet in Castelnuovo Parano to exchange banners and the statue of Our Lady. The … Continued

Serrone- Premio Rocca d'Oro by Benedicta Lee

Rocca D’Oro Awards create Bridge between USA and Italy

Discoverplaces.travel is selected alongside Eva Evola and Aaron Caruso, two opera singers from the Italo/American Bellini Opera Foundation, to receive a prestigious Rocca D’Oro award at the presentations in Serrone. This Ciociarian town lays across the steepish slopes of Mount Scalambra and is a famous centre for Cesanese red wine and ‘soaring’. The summer evening … Continued

Bellegra- Monte Scalambra by Benedicta Lee

Up to Mount Scalambra, roadway to heaven

The first of ninety turns on the route to Mount Scalambra is a sharp left hand from the Piglio road near the end of La Forma, the ‘commercial’ centre of Serrone that runs alongside the main road. From this level, the top of the mountain seems close to heaven. Now half an hour later we … Continued

Guide di Ceccano

Guide to Ceccano presented at ‘Museums at the Castle’

The culture of Lazio is found at the Castle of Ceccano on 1st July for the event ‘Museums at the Castle’, a meeting to exchange experiences and an exhibition of excellence of numerous local museums. A perfect opportunity to present the Ceccano Tourist Guide that the portal prepared by discoverplaces.travel has prepared to enhance tourism … Continued