AGNONE

the city of bells and fire

Agnone is located in the northern part of the province of Isernia, about 800 meters above sea level and in a context largely mountainous, with large forests, meadows and glades, streams and a rich flora, including oaks, pines, poplars and firs . With a very cold climate during the winter, with frequent snowfall, Agnone is a typical mountain village of Molise. Agnone has a very ancient history, given that according to their studies here stood Aquilonia, the ancient city of the Sannio that the Romans, commanded by Lucio Papirio Cursor, conquered a large and crucial victory in 293 BC. To make identification more likely, the numerous archaeological finds here and in the adjacent areas, such as the funeral stew of Vibia Bonitas, which has been preserved today in the Italo Argentino Theater. Agnone became an important center during the Longobard domination, but around the year 1000 was in decline; was the powerful Venetian family of the Borrello to bring soldiers and craftsmen from Venice, or more probably from the Dalmatian colonies of the city. Many of Agnone, in fact, betray a Venetian foundation or refoundation, as evidenced by the numerous statues depicting the Lion of Saint Mark and the presence of the church of Saint Mark the Evangelist. Agnone then went to the Angevins and Aragonese; then, originally from Abruzzo, with the government of Gioacchino Murat was required to pass to Molise. In this age Agnone was a thriving city, which boasted a large number of commercial activities and the presence of many intellectuals and writers, which has earned the nickname "Athens of Sannio". The following centuries, however, saw a progressive accentuation of the phenomenon of emigration, which still continues.

     

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SOVANA

Important Etruscan center, medieval and Renaissance village called Tufo City

Enchanting! Sovana, intact medieval village in the Maremma Tuscany, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Sovana is a village in the municipality of Sorano, in the province of Grosseto. It is known as an important Etruscan center, medieval and Renaissance village, as well as a bishopric. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Sovana is an interesting center of culture as the site of museums and archaeological trails in the nearby Etruscan areas. Etruscan necropolis and later Roman, during the Roman period, was of great importance. In the Middle Ages it was the bishopric and capital of the Aldobrandesque county. It declined after the 15th century due to malaria and the Sienese plunder of 1410. It gave birth to Ildebrando (1020) who became Pope under the name of Gregory VII.

Trevi fountain

The Trevi Fountain is one of the top attractions in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

There was no time to lose: I was walking as fast as I could to one of the most prominent places of the Eternal City, knowing very well that the small square in front of the Trevi Fountain gets extremely crowded every day of the year. Then, suddenly, the majestic white fountain appeared right in my face. The early morning sun was reflected on the Travertine stone, but part of it was still covered in shade falling on the fountain from the adjacent building. There was a surprisingly small number of people on the square, I directly walked down to the waterline, and sat down to enjoy the spectacular view of the Trevi Fountain in the warm spring sun. The name of the fountain most probably comes from Trivium, or three streets - even now, three streets do end on the square of Trevi Fountain. The baroque fountain was constructed in the mid-1700s, with the Poli Palace as a backdrop against whose wall the fountain was built. This is the place where the important Virgo aqueduct ended, a vital water supply for the city of Rome. It was only in the 6th century, when the Ostrogoths destroyed the aqueduct, that the city was deprived of this important waterline.

Trevi fountain