St. Benedict was the founder of monasticism and Patron of Europe. Along with his sister Santa Scolastica, he was born in Norcia, Umbria, in 480 and he died in the Cassino monastery in 547. On the parallel roads, the two twins renounced their wealth and began to base their religious orders following what has become … Continued
At about 3 km along the road to the Highlands of Arcinazzo, there is a pathway which leads to the Valley of Thistles (Porretta) and the ruins of what was once the Villa of Calpurnius, a Free Roman, which dates from the first half of the second century AD. The villa was discovered in 1890 … Continued
Massimiliano Floridi, the sculptor, has created a path of Land Art representing the four elements and introducing a new concept in art, the “Hunting element” in which the hunters are works themselves. The artist’s idea was to animate an object of art, in order to be in relation with the viewer’s senses, while each work also … Continued
On the crest of the Ernici mountains, strolling along the paths, you will find the ancient stones that marked the border between the Papal State and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
The observatory has been running since 1987, and in its more than 30 years’ researchers have made 42 important discoveries: 35 small planets between Mars and Jupiter and 7 extrasolar planets revolving around other stars. The observatory is in the mountains at an altitude of 1,500 metres on Colle Pannunzio where there is no light … Continued
Above Guarcino is Campocatino plateau at about 1800 meters above sea level, that is one of the oldest ski resorts of Lazio with one chairlift and three ski lifts. The area offers 15 km of downhill slopes, a snow park and a position among the snowy Apennines, due to direct exposure to the western humid … Continued