Watch a beautiful Video of this years Infiorata in Montefiascone
“ The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, is widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and expansive vistas over turquoise waters and green-swathed mountains. Deemed by UNESCO “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values,” the coast was awarded a coveted spot on the World Heritage list in 1997…”
From Buzz in Rome – Rome, City of Saints. Visit their Houses through June 23!
“Religion in Rome is not just the Vatican and the beautiful churches scattered all over downtown. It’s a much more complicated story. The city always attracted charismatic figures, religious scholars and men and women imbued by noble values. Many of these virtuous people became saints and gave a great spiritual but also factual contribution to the Catholic Church and the city of Rome…”
“ In 2004 ten pasta producers from Gragnano, in Campania, applied for the IGP “Gragnano pasta” certification (protected geographical indication) – first initiative ever of this kind in Italy – to safeguard the century old Gragnano know-how from imitations and reward Gragnano pasta’s notoriety and legendary reputation of excellence: for more than 500 years Gragnano has encapsulated the very essence of pasta making tradition. The town’s favorable location between the sea and the mountains and the quality of its spring waters, allowed it to become the pasta “district” of the world…”