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Cinque Terre The beautiful Manarola is a village in Liguria, and is part of the Cinque Terre. It is a romantic village perched on a steep promontory of dark rock. With its small port enclosed between two rocky spurs. The coloured tower-houses descend in steps towards the sea. Which here, when it is stormy, creates particularly suggestive scenery. The waves rise up to submerge the steps of the marina. The foam rises very high and the brackish water blends with the scents of the Mediterranean maquis, thyme, rosemary and vineyards. High up, we…
Chess Game In the wonderful province of Vicenza there is a unique event of its kind called the chess game in Marostica. Every even year in the magnificent Piazza degli Scacchi of Marostica. You can attend a unique chess game presented by real people in costume. This event dates back to many years ago, think and present in this town since 1454. The story goes that two warriors named Rinaldo D'Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara. They both fell in love with the same girl called Lionora. To win her heart they challenged each other to a duel. The father of the bride-to-be, a very wise man named Taddeo Parisio. D…
The Genoa symbol The Genoa lighthouse, symbol of this wonderful city, can be visited every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. This lighthouse is the official one of the port of Genoa and the most important in Italy. And still the only one guarded by a pharaoh. In fact, it regulates the air and sea traffic because its light can be seen up to 50 km away. The lighthouse is very old, in fact it was built in 1128. In the same place where the bonfires were lit for the navigators of the time. The lantern in ancient times had a dual role. …
A magic Christmas Also this year there will be Christmas market in Bolzano. You can find this wonderful Christmas atmosphere in one of the most famous ski locations in the north of Italy. The Christmas market will take place from 29 November 2019 to 6 January 2020. Great magic and charm throughout the historic center of Bolzano with the scents, lights and colors of the Christmas Market. Great event for young and old so that you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere from the first days of December. The streets of the city are invaded by lights, scents and sounds from the mar…
The Italian Catholic community Italian Catholics Community in Hong Kong is ancient. The first religious landed in Hong Kong were the priests of PIME (Pio Institute of Foreign Missions) more than 150 years ago. Then followed the Canossian nuns who have their headquarters in Verona. Both PIME and the Canossians were very committed to the education of boys and girls. They still are. We can, therefore, say that both the fathers of PIME and the Canossians have contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the former British colony. And the same can also be said for the former Portuguese colo…
Piazza Paganella in Andalo During this Italian winter and to celebrate the pre-Christmas holidays do not miss the Eurochocolate Christmas in Trentino. The event has reached its second edition after the great success of the first edition. In fact, this event managed to combine the love for chocolate with the snow and skiing. The event will take place from 12 to 15 December 2019 in the Paganella Dolomites area in Andalo. There will be a preview of this tasty event on 7 and 8 December so hurry up to participate in this incredible celebration.During the Preview on the slopes of the District. Where all those who buy the…
When international cinema meets Hong Kong
Kung Fu, Rome and the mob The Way of the Dragon is today's article in the cinema category! Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. He was a child actor in Hong Kong who later returned to the U.S. and taught martial arts. His career is marked by several successful movies gathering intense action and martial arts. Kung Fu movies were still new when Lee started making them. He took them to a whole new level.In The Way of the Dragon, a man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy. He has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. The only film written,…
Action packed movies legend John Woo John Woo, born October 1946 in Guangzhou, China, is a Chinese film director. He is famous for action movies that combine copious violence with lyrical melodramatic depictions of male bonding.In 1950, Woo and his family immigrated to Hong Kong, where they lived in a crime-ridden slum. To escape his surroundings, Woo often went to either the local Chinese Christian church or a movie theatre. He was particularly fond of American musicals and later the films of many directors. Sergio Leone, Kurosawa Akira, Sam Peckinpah, and Jean-Pierre Melville. Years…