Category Itinerari

places to discover

Hué

Huong Thanh and Nguyen Le, Fragile Beauty There was a time when Hué was the imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. It was until 1945 when Emperor Bảo Đại abdicated and a communist government was established in Hà Nội. The splendor of…

Ha Long

“Dragons were hidden, only stones still remain On the moonlight nights, stones meditate as men do…” Che Lan Vien Ha long is where junks are like butterflies and cliffs are flakes of dragoon. It’s the Red River delta and according…

Ha Noi

“…Sipping my cup of tea, in the moon nights, I stare at my shadow…” Nguyễn Trãi During the past two weeks I’ve been wandering around Vietnam and Cambodia. As I’ve never been to Asia before it was all new for…

The Sacred Grove of Bomarzo

“Tu ch’entri qua pon mente parte a parte et dimmi poi se tante meraviglie sien fatte per inganno o pur per arte” My visit to Bomarzo was revealing. A deceitful place where everything seems anything else and the Illusion makes…

Venaria Reale

Antonio Vivaldi, L’estro Armonico Last week I’ve been in Turin and I spent the entire sunday visiting Venaria, one of the royal residences of Savoy and one of the largest royal residences in the world, comparable in size and structures…

Bologna-Ravenna photodiary

Some pictures I took during my weekend in Bologna and Ravenna in April. analog pictures here. Bologna from the Asinelli tower (97m) left: Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) is an early work of Giambologna’s maturity, completed about 1567. Archiginnasio frescos…

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