September 21, 2017 6:05 pm

AUSTERLITZ , A BEAUTIFUL MORNING IN DECEMBER

In the Czech Republic, there is a small town called Slavkov u Brna, but on December 2, 1805 that place was much more populated than now, because 158,000 soldiers were fighting a fierce battle of that land would be handed down to posterity the memory: Austerlitz. The tactical and strategic skill of Napoleon Bonaparte, had consented to its ” Grande ...

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JOURNEY IN HELL

JOURNEY IN HELL: “She begins Dante’s Alighieri, of Florence, Divine Comedy, in which he deals with the penalties and punishments, of defects and merits, rewards and virtues. It begins with the first canticle of the first, the part which is called Hell, in which the author makes introduction to the entire work.” In the middle of the journey of our life, ...

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EMOTIONS OF PAINTED PINK

Five poets of the Italian Renaissance, away from the darkness of centuries, they still light the world of women. From the diary-atlas illstrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format, versions of Italian and English). VITTORIA COLONNA: “I write only to vent the internal grief, what feeds the heart, what else does not want it, and not for agiungere light ...

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March 20, 2014 , AT 16:57, THE BIRTH OF SPRING

March 20, 2014 , AT 16:57, THE BIRTH OF SPRING. Is on this day that the Meeting Benches welcomes the birth of his new book: TRAVEL IN ITALY, the Italian Renaissance through the eyes of Stendhal. In a famous painting by the Italian painter Botticelli, the vernal equinox has once again, to all of us, the wonder of an ” ...

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QUIMPER, FRANCE: Not only bagbipe

  It is a musical instrument air, and has its own tank shaped lot. When I, for the first time, I listened to the songs, I realized that its barrel is not only coming out of the music. They told me that what musical instrument, in Europe, there are several versions: “musette de cour” in France, “gaida” in the Balkans, ...

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POPULAR PROVERBS, from the book “Ancient Grimace Neapolitan”

POPULAR PROVERBS, from the book “Ancient Grimace Neapolitan”. “Among those, Books of Dreams, in the world, I have all over their pride, because in my book so many secrets I hide, that I make known to you, and each of which, as endeavored you are, I will touch the bottom. Take me then, nor do we think so. ” The ...

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THE LAST ROW: A RETURN TO LIGHT IN THIRTEEN TOURIST ROUTES

THE LAST ROW: A RETURN TO LIGHT IN THIRTEEN TOURIST ROUTES A novel e-books in Italian, published by Meeting Benches. The stories are set in the preceding and following the Battle of Lepanto, but also in 2012. A love story for each of those periods, four human events that are recognized by chance, with the fortuitous discovery of some strange ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY – THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WITH THE EYES OF STENDHAL

TRAVEL IN ITALY – THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE WITH THE EYES OF STENDHAL Is known as the “Stendhal Syndrome,” but also as “Florence Syndrome”, where in the city is often manifested by dizziness and hallucinations that affect tourists in visual contact with the emotions and psychic Renaissance art, of which the city is impregnated. During his trip to Italy in 1817, ...

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THE ISLAND OF NOTHING

THE ISLAND OF NOTHING The small ruin that you can restore near the village of Choiro, at the church of St. George, has an amazing view of the sunset, away from Ormos Ammou and noisy tourists who visit the island during the good season. Local people called the house “Cosmas”, an old building surrounded by olive and cypress trees overlooking ...

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JOURNEY AROUND MY ROOM

JOURNEY AROUND MY ROOM For this destination so intimate, so close to what you know, you will not need prepare your luggage, but you will need you to do a serious inventory of what it is appropriate to put in a suitcase named “soul”. The advice is what you fill the container only in particular moments of your life, the ones ...

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TULLIA DI ARAGONA: Love one time, so slow fire

From the diary-illustrated atlas TRAVEL IN ITALY, the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of Stendhal, a poem and a picture, the e-book, published March 20, 2014 by Meeting Benches, in English and Italian language versions. TULLIA DI ARAGONA: Love one time, so slow fire Love in a time so sluggish fire burned my life, and so full of ...

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GASPARA STAMPA: Sweet Spring

From the diary-illustrated atlas TRAVEL IN ITALY, published from the March 20, 2014 (e-book format in Italian and English), Meeting Benches proposes a picture and a poem by the Italian Renaissance: GASPARA STAMPA: Sweet Spring. Now that is back the sweet spring to all the world, she walks away from me solely; and goes away from us in that direction, ...

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FINIS TERRAE : AMAZEMENT , WHERE THE WORLD SEEMS TO END

FINIS TERRAE : AMAZEMENT, WHERE THE EARTH SEEMS TO END It is disconcerting feeling, which you are able to understand with difficulty, but only in rare occasions you have first-hand experience, transforming it. It stays in your heart, almost exploding in your chest, because it can be found only on special places on the earth and parts of the life, ...

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