Monday, January 18, 2016

Port of Marina Grande

Sorrento is a town and Comune in Campania.


This is Sorrento’s largest harbor and has long been home to a fishing fleet of traditional wooden boats. 

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Painting by: Teresa Dominici, Acrylic on canvas, 25"x25", (63x63 cm), Year: 2014, Title:  Port of the Marina Grande in Sorrento


Marina Grande is a small traditional fishing port that sits underneath the limestone cliffs on which the old town of Sorrento is perched.

Port of the Marina Grande fishing was the main source of living of the people in this town. Today, fishermen can still be found in Marina Grande sitting and mending fish nets with their bare hands.

Despite its name, Marina Grande (large marina) is actually the smaller of Sorrento’s two main harbors. It is also the older marina.

Italy's Amalfi Coast 

 Title, Video, Link & Below Text By

Rick Stevens Europe

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In this program, we explore Sorrento's back streets, taste traditional Italian food, drive along the dramatic Amalfi Coast to catch some breathtaking scenery, learn the history behind the tourist shops of Amalfi, stroll in the shadow of Greek temples at Paestum, and sail to the Isle of Capri to enter the fabled Blue Grotto.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Scilla, Calabria

Scilla is located close to Reggio Calabria.  

Scilla is a small town and the main attraction is the beach front. This part of town has plenty of restaurants, cafes, hotels.

The most visited location in Scilla after the beach is Ruffo Castle. The castle is built on a high cliff looking over the imposing rocks and the azure waters of the sea.

Painting by: Teresa Dominici, Acrylic on canvas, 20"x24" (50x60 cm ), Year: 2013

Chinalea, neighborhood located north of the town, is a tiny fisherman village, plenty of local fishermen live in this part of town and this area is characterized by narrow streets that are lined with small charming houses.

Scaro Allagio is another place in Scilla, where the fishermen anchor their small boats and at sunset the view of the Scaro Allogio is really  beautiful.

Magnifica Calabria - Documentario
Title, Video, Link & Below Text By
Giuliano Di Bliasi
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Un dettagliato documentario sulla Regione Calabria.

"A detailed documentary on the Calabria Region by Giuliano Di Bliasi".

Scilla is located close to Reggio Calabria which is very well connected to the cities in the region as well as to many destinations in other parts of Italy. - See more at: http://www.lifeinitaly.com/tourism/calabria/scilla#sthash.gg2VuTcg.dpuf
Scilla is located close to Reggio Calabria which is very well connected to the cities in the region as well as to many destinations in other parts of Italy. - See more at: http://www.lifeinitaly.com/tourism/calabria/scilla#sthash.gg2VuTcg.dpuf



Friday, December 13, 2013

Enjoying Portofino

Portofino is a picturesque, half-moon shaped seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor. Portofino has shops, restaurants, cafes, and luxury hotels.

Portofino sits on a peninsula in the Tigullio Golf east of Genoa in the northern Italian region of Liguria.
Portofino is part of the Italian Riviera.

Portofino's typical architectural style adds to the beauty of the town. Most of the buildings are painted in bright colours, including red och-re, green and yellow, and accentuated with decorative frescoes. 

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Painting by: Teresa Dominici, Acrylic on canvas, 18"x24" (45x60 cm), Year: 2013
From the harbor, it is a good climb to the Castello di San Giorgio, it is a medieval building , but was restored in the 16th century. "The view is superb". 
Castello Brown sits on a hill above the village. The medieval castle became the residence of Yeats Brown, British consul to Genoa, in 1870. Inside are furnishings and pictures belonging to the Browns as well as photos of many famous visitors to Portofino

On the way to the castle you can visit  San Giorgio Church, rebuilt after the last war. You can also visit the lighthouse, faro, on Punta del Capo.

Also to see is the church of San Martino is the 12th century construction which dominates the whole central part of Portofino. It has both religious and archaeological importance in the history of the place. The hanging arches and its beautiful rose window stand testimony of its Middle Ages past. Interior of the church is in particularly attractive and richly adorned with marbles, sculptures and valuable paintings. The stripes on its front facade are very characteristic for the Lombard Romanesque style which could be seen on most church of Liguria. 

Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta is a tiny chapel dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, is the 14th century oratory of the confraternity of Our Lady of the Assumption has big importance in religious - architectural past of Portofino. The most noteworthy features of the oratory are two huge crucifixes, one is white while the other is black.


Portofino, Italy

        Title, Video, link & below text by  

Ray Woods

Perched on Italy's northwest coast, Portofino is one of the most perfect, most photogenic fishing ports in the Mediterranean.

Monday, August 5, 2013

San Martino

San Martino is a small church perched on the mountain side above Griante, Lake Como. It's official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino.

Once we arrived at the church of San Martino, we were rewarded with spectacular views of Lake Como. From the small plateau on which the church sits, we were able to see Bellagio, the town of Griante directly below, and the large mountains that line the eastern shores of the Lake such as Legnone and the Grigne.


Painting by: Teresa Dominici,  Title: San Martino Church, 
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 8"x10", Year: 2013

SAN MARTINO DI GRIANTE (CO)

Title, Video, link & below text by:  

Raffaele Prisco

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Dopo la chiesetta di San Rocco a Griante, da dove è ben visibile la rupe del San Martino con la chiesa omonima, seguendo le indicazioni, si percorre una strada asfaltata, che poi la si abbandona, per scendere a destra verso il ponticello che permette di traversare il torrente dei Ronconi. Sulla sponda opposta inizia la salita che si svolge su una larga mulattiera acciottolata scandita ad ogni tornante da cappelline della Via Crucis. Superata una piccola cappella commemorativa del locale gruppo Alpini, la camminata prosegue; si esce dalla frescura del bosco e ad un bivio si prende a destra, lasciando nella direzione opposta la diramazione per le Forcolette. Da qui inizia un lungo tratto a mezza costa molto panoramico che, oltrepassato un valloncello, porta alla recinzione che circonda il poggio erboso ombreggiato dalle piante, su cui sorge la chiesa di San Martino.
La chiesetta, nota anche come santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, risale al XVI secolo e fu ampliata nel seicento e nel settecento, periodo in cui fu aggiunto il portichetto dell'ingresso. Origine e denominazione sono legati al ritrovamento in questo luogo di una statua della Madonna, probabilmente nascosta in un anfratto roccioso da un abitante locale, per sottrarla alla furia iconoclasta dei grigioni, che qui imperversarono nel 1523. Numerosi fedeli e turisti, in particolare la quarta domenica di ottobre, nelle ricorrenza di San Martino, visitano questo magnifico santuario e la statua che conserva.