The effort and tradition of  "La Tratta"

The effort and tradition of  “La Tratta”

The effort and tradition of  “La Tratta” An ancient method of fishing now in disuse continues to survive June 2020, the fight against covid-19, its restrictions and rules, continues. As in the previous article, memories and feelings of when there was no social distance, masks, the diffidence of contagion, and of being infected, come back to mind. This is one of those stories.   A different dawn On a July morning a multitude of people poured out on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, calm and silent, of Marotta. Men and women have come not only to admire the imminent dawn, but to witness a hundreds of years old tradition.… Read More

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The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola

The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola The curious rock formation carries with it a legend of the monks of Sant Cugat del Valles On May 25, 2020 Barcelona will finally move on to the long-awaited Phase 1. However, we are on the alert for the Covid-19 pandemic. A historical event that has changed and will change the way we live and socialize. Waiting for the next steps necessary to return to normality, if we can say so, past images and sensations of my excursions resurface. This is one of those. The city of Terrassa Beyond the Collserola massif extends a vast plain el Vallès Occidental which… Read More

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THE CYCLIC MEMORY OF CANTAMAGGIO

THE CYCLIC MEMORY OF CANTAMAGGIO

THE CYCLIC MEMORY OF CANTAMAGGIO The tradition of fertility and the warm season in the time of covid-19 The official start of spring between March 21 and 23 is called the equinox. However, May is the month that most of all shows the beauty of nature that is reborn. Since ancient times man has always been impressed by the mysterious force of nature generated by the heat of our sun. Every year is always a beautiful surprise. Everything is reborn. The flora and fauna return to being luxuriant, the days get longer and the nights become milder and shorter. PAGAN TRADITIONS It is no coincidence that throughout Europe between 28… Read More

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The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni

The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni

The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni A small village where you can discover a tradition rich in art and manual skills After flying from Ibiza to Thailand it’s time to stop and relax a bit in Italy. More precisely in the Marche region. I have already written an article about the undiscovered beauties of this region. Like that of the village of Elcito or Cacciano. The region is a treasure chest that contains beautiful villages and castles perched on hills or gentle hills. A fairy-tale landscape that inspired my project Lands. But back to us, this time I want to tell you about the hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni di… Read More

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Loi Krathong Festival of Sukhothai

LOI KRATONG FESTIVAL OF SUKOTHAI A ritual of gratitude to water following the lunar cycles which has its roots in the past     Loi Krathong, have you heard of it? If any of you went to Asia, yes. This is a special event, which lasts about a week, in which the Thais make small boats that are decorated and leave floating on the rivers of all Thailand. A bit of history The origin of Loi Kratong, once called Chong Pa Rieng, is not well defined. The treaty of Chula Luck tells that the ceremony originated in Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, about 700 years ago. At that time… Read More

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PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA

PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA

PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA The face of ancient Indian guarding a submerged treasure The adventure of Ibiza continues. In the previous article I spoke of an Ibizan Stonehenge, this time we traveling a little more with the imagination. The north coast Ibiza is a continuous wild landscape. Hidden beaches, very little urbanization and even the mobile phone often doesn’t work thankfully! By kayaking you can enjoy even more the impressive landscape that the island in its silence gives you. At some point, just past an arch of rock you can see the austere face of an Indian. The shape is giant! It almost looks like a guardian of a treasure, which… Read More

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A mysterious monument of Ibiza in Cala Llentia

A mysterious monument of Ibiza in Cala Llentia What do Andrew Rogers, Guy Laliberté and Ibiza have in common? This time more than one place I want to talk about a strange and original combination. Two extravagant, visionary characters, a famous and in part mysterious place united by a monument that attracts lovers of mystery and nature. Ibiza It may seem strange but the Balearic island famous for its sleepless nights based on parties and excesses, however hides a wild and virgin part. Small coves with breathtaking views often create a strong link between mysticism and hippie culture. Andrew Rogers But going step by step. First of all I have… Read More

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IBIZA, SANTA EULARIA DEL RIO

IBIZA, SANTA EULARIA DEL RIO A corner of peace linked to the only river present in all the Balearics Ibiza! The very famous island where parties, nightlife, beach and sun mix in an endless swirl. As you will know the island holds the reputation of a place of perdition and unrestrained holidays. One moment, do you want to know why I am in Ibiza? Well I’ll explain this to you in the next article where I’ll show you some surprises. But back to us. Ibiza has two faces. One wild and the other of total immersion in nature. Obviously I’m here for the second option. Santa Euralia Santa Euralia, the… Read More

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An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses

An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses

An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses Discovering an ancient Iberian settlement Do you want to admire a good part of Catalonia without getting on a balloon or a helicopter? Here is a really interesting excursion to stay amazed once you reach the Turò de le Maleses. To begin, as usual, a train takes me to the city of Besòs. From here the Tugsal bus leaves me at the Can Ruti hospital. An impressive building at the foot of the Serralada de Marina park. I leave the hospital behind and enter the path called La Font de l’Amigò. The route goes into a vegetation of pines and shrubs,… Read More

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The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall

The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall

The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall An easy path that allows you to admire a magnificent autumn panorama In the first days of December, despite the late autumn, you can come across some still warm and pleasant days. The interesting excursion to the Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil has meant that my search for interesting places continues. Above all reachable by train from Barcelona. There is nothing better than taking advantage of a good day to catch the R3 train line from Barcelona and get to the small El Figaro-Montmany station. The village was in the past formed only by a hostel used to receive travelers. Today it… Read More

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The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina

The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina A 5000 year old megalithic structure near Barcelona Catalonia is not only famous for its sunny coasts, its food or its capital, Barcelona. In this region are hidden ancient structures that go back well before the Roman Empire. San Celoni Taking the R-2 train from Barcelona, you arrive at San Celoni, a Spanish municipality of just over 16,000 belonging to the Comarca of the Vallès Oriental. Coming down from the train I find in front of the station, the bus stop that will take me inside the park of Montnegre i Corredor.  And it is precisely here that begins my little excursion… Read More

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The murals of Cacciano

The Cacciano murals

The Cacciano murals The art of murals that reflects nature Returning from my last trekking from Portbou to Cadaquès, I decided to go for a week in Italy making a wonderful discovery. Cacciano Hidden in the mountains of the Marche Apennines at 554 meters above sea level, Cacciano is a small fraction of Fabriano where barely a hundred people live. Getting there is not difficult. Taking the SS76 from Ancona to Fabriano and going up a couple of U turns sudden you get to the center. The Cacciano murals Few elderly people, sitting on benches, spend the last days of August telling stories and gossip. There is neither a pharmacy,… Read More

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Portbou - Cadaquès a piedi

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot Two days immersed in the four elements The Idea Here I am with another little adventure or rather a two-day excursion. It all starts in a library. That of the Peu de la creu of Barcelona. It is fascinating to find a place where culture, art and education reside in one place. And it’s for free! Never underestimate the importance of books and libraries! But let’s get back to us. The travel section is the one that fascinates me most obviously. Although I have recently returned from my experience with the Bergwald project, I still want to be on the road to discover new places.… Read More

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Alella, what am I doing here?

Alella, what am I doing here? A free day and without realizing it I find myself in Alella, what i m doing  here? 975 the year of the country’s first documentation Approximately 30 minutes by train from Barcelona’s Clot Station A small church with more than 1000 years and Gaudí design   One of Barcelona’s amenities is to have several public transport facilities available. With a free day you can visit some of the small villages around the big city. So today i go to Alella. What can I see? And what to do? Better to enjoy the surprise and do only a brief search. For more information you can find… Read More

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Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born

Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born If you are in Barcelona for holiday, ​​take a little walk to El Born district. Is a famous district inside the historic center due for the secession war. Did not you know? It does not matter if you read something here at least you’ll not look at like a lunatic. In any case, in terms of faces, if yours will be strange, you find some really curious. Like stone I would say. yes right! If you come across the church of Santa Maria del Mar it will be easy to find one. You do not even know this church? Okay, let… Read More

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la floresta trekking

LA FLORESTA VALLDOREIX TREKKING

LA FLORESTA VALLDOREIX TREKKING   La Floresta Valldoreix trekking: just fews numbers to remember 10 Km distance 4h time 250 mt disnivell and remember to bring water, good shoes and a camera    This is my story: Sometimes I’m very tired about massive traffic, caos of Barcelona, one of the most polluted city in Europe. So when I want to get immerged in a quiet and relaxing environment there is a quick and cheap solution, just behind the city. The solution is called Collserola Park.  Over the little mountains, limiting the city, concrete stops to allow green colors and quiet nature take place. By  train (S1) direction Terrassa I reach… Read More

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marotrell devil's bridge

Martorell Devil’s bridge

  Martorell Devil’s bridge   Martorell Devil’s bridge: just few numbers to remember: 30  the minutes from Barcelona by train 21 meters highest vault 1143 the first documented reconstruction 1939 demolished due by civil war This is my history: Meanwhile looking on web I read a story of a bridge made by devil near the capital of catalunya. Therefore after a little reseach i took the train (R4) to reach the town of Martorell with only 30 minutes to investigate the site. Martorell is a very pretty town due by his interesting buindigs. In 10 minutes by walking finally i’m front of this famous bridge. Llobregat’s river sides are connected… Read More

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