Turin is one of the great walking cities of Europe, but dont take our word for it. Others more mighty than us have explored the city and left their mark. Not least some of the greatest writers of the last 200 years. Perhaps it is not by chance that one of Italy's greatest publishing houses, Einaudi, was established here in 1933.
A Literary Tour of Turin is a booklet we picked up last time we went. Among those who feature include Primo Levi, Italo Calvino, Cesare Pavese, Mario Soldati, but also non Italians such as Henry James, Gustave Flaubert, Tolstoi and even Erasmus of Rotterdam, remember him?
But a little more about three lesser known pen pushers:
EXHIBIT Museum Guards, Photographs by Davide Pizzigoni
extended until Sunday, February 26, 2012
The exhibit Museum Guards. Photographs by Davide Pizzigoni at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum has been extended until the 26th of February, so until then it will still be possible to admire the photographs selected from the work dedicated to museum guards by the artist Davide Pizzigoni.
The sumptuous domestic ambiance of the Bagatti Valsecchi mansion, which also figures in some of the photographs, provides an evocative background for the images of museums as they are lived during the extended habit of the everyday. This "house of mirrors" rapport between the museum's spaces and the photographs displayed therein, this surprising and evocative dialogue between the real and the photographed spaces, is underscored by the presence of some life-sized images.
The displayed images are the fruit of a photographic campaign begun by the artist in 2008, and undertaken in numerous museums in France, England, Russia, Brazil and Italy. This highly original research looks at the mysterious and always fascinating dialogue between places, things and people. The catalogue of the exhibit, published by Allemandi, is enriched by a preface by Pierre Rosenberg and by a text by Marco Vallora.
Place: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, via Gesù 5, 20121 Milan
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 1 P.M. to 5:45 P.M. Closed Mondays.
Entrance fee: 8 Euro; reduced 4 Euro
For further information: tel. +39 02 7600.6132 l
To see the News page of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum web site, please click on the following link, then choose "News": www.museobagattivalsecchi.org
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The Terrazza del Subasio is a wonderful bed and breakfast near Assisi situated in a panoramic position looking towards the slopes of Monte Subasio in Umbria.
The name gives away the spectacular panorama of the huge terrace of the B&B overlooking the Valle Umbra.
Terrazza del Subasio offers fine country house accommodation in the locality of Costa di Trex, a small village just 3 miles from Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi and 1900 feet above sea level.
For anyone seeking a base from where to discover the medieval towns of Spello, Foligno, Bevagna etc, as well as the green heart of Umbria, its olive trees, ancient paths, fresh water rivers, then this is it.
The immediate area offers walking excursions to such locations as the old Flaminia Road, the islands of Lake Trasimeno and the Valnerina whose scenery inspired "Il Perugino" or Pietro Vanucci the Pinturicchio.
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Saint Valentine is the patron of the city of Terni, Umbria. He was born here at the end of the second century and is buried on a hill outside the city walls where today you will find the Basilica of St. Valentine.
The name Valentine comes from the latin 'valere' which means 'feel good' and the Saint was famous among his contemporaries its healing powers through faith.
They used to celebrate rites in honor of their gods Fauno e Luperco on the 15th of February to auspicate prosperity and fertility during the year to come.
The town of Terni still celebrates its patron with a calendar of events called 'Eventi Valentiniani' which include music, art, exhibitions and more.
This recipe is very easy and quick. So quick that it is also known as 'midnight spaghetti' as friends often decide to make it in the early hours having turned in late after a evening out. It is also quite popular with singles when there is nothing else left in the Italian fridge!
spaghetti, olive oil, gloves of garlic, dried red chilli, parsley
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