This time in Rome I wanted to visit the old ghetto near Campo dè Fiori & just close to the nice Isola Tiberina . I had in my memory the deep yellow/orange colour of the Jewish quarter I saw in a beautiful film of some years ago titled : “La finestra di fronte ” by … More Eating in Rome as Romans do since 1923 …
Did you know since the Roman Era this granite was very popular all over the Mediterranean area? The Romans had their caves just in this Northern part of the island & ship them to Rome. Still today it is exported all over the world and this is one of the most requested kind of precious … More Sardinia : granite cave near the seaside
On the Northen part of Sardinia island facing the Corse coast stunning rocky shapes kissing the seaside Romans crossed the deep blue sea to extract the hard shining granite travelling by ships fighting against the strong wind and the Bonifacio’s waves making big holes to take out the best marble to create a Gods’ temple … More Sardinia island~ my ‘pills of heaven’~ Roman Pantheon granite columns come from here!
‘Orcio’ is the name in Italian for this oil-jar. These are manufactured in Tuscany, near Florence , Impruneta is the well known location for the production of this kind of ‘terraacotta’. Used by the Romans before us ,nowadays we are using inox ones less beautiful and with no story to tell. But I could still … More OIL-JAR FROM THE PAST