Matera: the second Bethlehem

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When you visit this suggestive Lucan city, the feeling is that you are entering a manger. It is not a coincidence that it is called the second Bethlehem, and has served as a stage for films such as Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ or Pasolini’s Gospel according to Matthew. Continue reading

Ruins of Quilmes: a little Machu Pichu?

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Leaving Tafí, you must travel 82 kilometers to reach the Ruins of Quilmes, the main archaeological center of northern Argentina. In this place lived until the seventeenth century an indigenous population with a high level of political, social and economic organization and advanced knowledge in architecture.

The huge mountain that seems to be taken from a story is a stone fortress; the corrals and cactus served for the habitual development of these communities that raised animals and planted quinoa, corn and other plantations that were used to feed their people. Continue reading

The sacra of Saint Michael or the library of the Name of the Rose

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This monument is a symbol of the Piedmont Region and a place that inspired the writer Umberto Eco to conceive the best-seller  “Il nome della rosa” (The name of the rose). The Sacra of San Michele is an ancient abbey built between 983 and 987. From it’s towers you can admire Turin and a breathtaking view of the Val di Susa. Inside the main Church of the Sacra, dating from the twelfth century, are buried members of House of Savoy  (one of the oldest royal family in the world). Continue reading

Ovahe: a beach of reddish volcanic origin

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Ovahe Beach is a hidden gem in Easter Island. Located 30 km from the town of Hanga Roa, is famous  because  the seabed is clear enough for snorkeling and diving. This small beach, which is rather a cove, is surrounded by cliffs of reddish volcanic origin. Its waters are turquoise color and its fine sand is of pink color product of the mixture of the red volcanic slag and the eroded white coral.

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Sweet Sea: Río de la Plata

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Life is passion. My passions are photography and yacht. Both gave and give me the chance to know new places, to live unique experiences and to witness magical events. As a Yacht Master Ocean Unlimited I can assure that one of the most interesting places to navigate is Rio de la Plata, a great river called first Sweet Sea (Mar Dulce). Continue reading