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MARSILIO FICINO: Poetry, The eyes.

MARSILIO FICINO, Italian Renaissance poet: The eyes. The way in which that lovers suffer evil eye we said above, if much this will add to what was said: that mortals then blindside very evil eye, when they frequently direct their eyes to the eye than others, connecting with the lights, and miserable for those you love drink. The eyes are …

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STENDHAL SYNDROME

STENDHAL SYNDROME Similar to a panic attack occurs when a traveler comes into contact with works of art and places of great beauty. Is in this dimension of alienation that psychologists and psychiatrists are to investigate the chaotic emotional states induced in the visitor. The revelation of the works of art induces a state of extreme agitation, but it is …

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HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUTH: Who wants to be happy

HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUTH From the diary-illustrated atlas published by Benches Meeting from March 20, 2014 (e-book format in English and Italian). One of its pages written by Lorenzo de’ Medici. “How beautiful youth, who flees though! Who wants to be happy, either: of tomorrow there is no certainty. Each open ears well, tomorrow is no pastures; and today they are, …

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ROCAMADOUR: France, on the way to St James of Compostela

For those in search of history and spirituality , Rocamadour is a very picturesque village located on the Way of St James of Compostela . Consists of two rows of old houses at the foot of a rock that overhangs the only way provided with fortified gates . A staircase of 216 steps – once climbed by pilgrims on their …

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LUCREZIA TORNABUONI: Poetry, I do not care about you

Lucrezia TORNABUONI Italian poet was born in Florence in 1425, the mother of Lorenzo de ‘Medici. “I do not care more about you: I have taken strong branches, I do not answer because you call me, I will mock you. Enemy, I have now passed the dubious road; my Jesus has freed me, do not the one expected. Grace I’ve …

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TIMELESS BOOKS: ANABASIS, DISPATCH FROM THE INSIDE

ANABASIS – DISPATCH FROM THE INSIDE   No, not a new book, indeed, it has more than two thousand years, but it tells us about the everyday things, the ones that wrap around relentlessly the nature of men. A writer Greek, two thousand years before now, has created an adventure book, a classic of literature, a dip in the emotions, …

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THE DEAF SOUND OF THE BATTLE: Novel by Antonio Scurati

THE SOUND DEAF OF THE BATTLE   The detail and concrete narrative, carrying the reader in the fifteenth century Italian, but chapter after chapter details those same touch our daily lives. Leafing through the pages of this novel, we’ll discover what the advent of gunpowder had produced in the exercise of those distant years, but the twisting inner those who …

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PLAYA DEL AMOR, MEXICO – THE HIDDEN BEACH OF MARIETA ISLANDS

THE HIDDEN BEACH OF MARIETA ISLANDS I am the beach, and here you shall find peace. I am the beach, here you shall find love.… sea murmurs softly… If it were not for the sound of the waves gently washing up on its fine sand beach, people would probably walk right past Playa del Amor without even knowing it was there. …

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THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD

THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD By Glenn Cooper – North Publishing House , 439 pages His first novel , the one where a New York detective weaves his story with that of a young colleague. Both are on the trail of a serial killer , but also on the outstanding issues in their respective lives. The story has its own …

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THE SCENT OF LEAVES OF LEMON: Novel by Clara Sanchez

THE SCENT OF LEAVES OF LEMON By Clara Sanchez  – A thriller in which two generations comparing their scents existential, where the different seasons of life of the two protagonists offer the reader the intertwining of their emotions and their weaknesses. The horror of the Nazi concentration camp universe and the wonder of a child in the womb of a …

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SEVEN COLOURS ON CHAMAREL

SEVEN COLOURS ON CHAMAREL Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations. Tourist can enjoy its tropical climate with clear warm sea waters and attractive beaches. If you would like to dicover more than these, you should surely visit Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius called Seven Coloured Earths. This relatively small area of …

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LIKE MARCO POLO: Waiting for China

LIKE MARCO POLO I do not have embarked on my trip to China such as Marco Polo in 1271, but in 1992. Obviously I have not given any letter to Kublai Khan, but as Nicholas and Matteo Polo, I made a detour inland, visiting a very special place, Xi’an (Shaanxi Province), where he was waiting for an entire deployed terracotta …

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SEVEN TENTH: Inside oceans and human bodies

SEVEN TENTH Seven -tenths of the globe are covered by the ocean. Seven tenth of the human body are made of water. And ‘ from this premise that the author spazie for the oceans describing travel in the seas , speaking of abysses and cliffs , coasts and islands , places that evoke the mystery in us that everything turns …

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