Are you ready to leave for the Italian Journey?
The exhibition Italian Journey “Ai Confini della Meraviglia” will take place on 6th May in Rome, in the fascinating scenery of the Baths of Diocletian; it will last until the 10th June to let people know more about the lesser-known world of the little Italian old town centres. A captivating initiative, co-financed by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, which declared 2017 as the “year of the Villages”.
A big touch wall, with an interactive map of the thousand Italian villages to discover, will welcome the visitors. The set-up, which is really suggestive because based on the anamorphosis technique, has some particular optical illusion effects and it will make the spectator the protagonist of a journey through space and time that from the medieval villages will glance into the Roman baths rooms, between pictures, portraits and quotes.
From the 10th May the exhibition, key point of the event #BorghiViaggioItaliano, will also associate with the Regions with a well-structured program of initiatives, like conferences, shows, animations and the possibility to make the visitors discover its own typical specialties, the food and wine and artisanal products, culture, traditions, the arts and crafts.
Marina Grande in Sorrento is present!
The walk down to the Grande Marina is beautiful just winding down the tiny streets.
The small fishing village is in fact very difficult to access. Separated from the rest of the city by a promontory. Where during the Roman empire there was the villa of Agrippa Postumus, nephew of the Emperor Augustus.
Before few decades ago, Marina Grande could be reached only by walking. Through an archway built in the third century BC and still in perfect condition. We suggest the access to the village from this very road, which starts from Piazza della Vittoria, preferably at sunset. Beyond the arch, you have a beautiful sight of the village, which includes 5 or 6 buildings with pastel colors. The church of St. Anne, just recently restored. Some typical and cheap restaurants, with a strictly fish-based menù, with the whole setting overlooking the sea.
The port of Marina Grande is almost without beach resorts. And it recalls the period when the gozzi were built here, the Sorrento typical wooden fishing boats.
For movie lovers, Marina Grande was the set in 1955 of the film Scandal in Sorrento. With Vittorio De Sica and Sophia Loren, and many locations of the film, can be found virtually identical.
Almost all the inhabitants of Marina Grande live in the village for generations, and the whole scenario. With the clothes hanging from a windows. And the cats sleeping placidly on the doorways, the fishermen withdrawing their boats on the shore. It is suggestive and evocative at the same time.