Kii peninsula: discovering the ancient natural and sacred heart of Japan

Not so far away from the lively and touristic cities of Osaka and Nara there’s a region that enshrines some of the most important and ancient treasures of Japan: the Kii peninsula.

Villa d’Este: The garden of wonders

In this new travel blogpost I’m going to tell you about a place you absolutely can’t miss visiting if your destination is Rome and its surroundings: it’s Villa d’Este, in Tivoli, just 30 kilometers east of Rome.

The origins of Tivoli date back to more than 3000 years ago and its history is important and rich of myths.

The rise and fall of the abbey of San Galgano

When you think about the artistic treasures in Italy, one of the first things that come to mind are the churches and the infinite, inestimable wonders they protect. In this article I’ll show you an abbey, but a unique one, that has some special peculiarities: the abbey of San Galgano.

 

In the heart of Tuscany, at a certain distance from the most touristic and photographed places, there is a valley between the towns of Chiusdino and Monticiano where a majestic construction stands from many centuries.

Yabusame, the japanese horse mounted archery

Japan is a country with a strong cultural and historical identity. Some of the ways japanese keep their traditions alive is with “matsuri” (festivals), ceremonies and by organizing special competitions. Amongst them there is the Yabusame.

Yabusame is the japanese traditional mounted archery: it’s a ceremony in which archers shoot three arrows at three different wooden targets, while standing on a galloping horse. It’s a difficult competition that requires a great balance, concentration and years of practice.

Personal photo exhibition – Yabusame

I’m happy to announce that Thursday 11th December, I’ll inaugurate my first personal photo exhibition about Japan.

This special event will take place in Rome city centre at Sabatini store, that’s one of the main points of reference for professional and amateur photographers of the capital. It’s located in Via Germanico 168/A (see the map below), the opening will be at 17:30 and you’ll be able to see my works in the reserved space for an entire month.

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