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Italian villages: Cordovado, Friuli


January 31st, 2016

Italian Heart celebrates Italian beauties in its own festival of Borghi d’Italia. Here is the first of a series of posts on little Italian treasures… Enjoy! Curtis de Vado is the Latin name which means ” corte” – the large agricultural complex- placed near a ford on Tagliamento river ( exactly on the one of the... View Article

Italian villages: Acerenza, Basilicata


January 18th, 2016

For Italian Heart’s celebration of Italian villages, here is a post about Acerenza in Basilicata region. Enjoy! The Oscans, who were among the first Lucanian tribes, occupied the uplands of Basilicata, including the place that they called  “Akere”, later ”Acherutia”. The Latin poet Horace mentioned it as  “Acherontia”, bringing the name back to its true... View Article

Italian villages: Bosa, Sardinia


September 4th, 2015

For Italian Heart’s celebration of Italian villages, here is a post about Bosa, Sardinia region. Enjoy! The Phoenician name was Bs’n, which simply means “the people of Bosa”, then a collective ethnic name, reported in an epigraph from the IX-VIII century. B. C. The produce: The vineyards of the famous amber-coloured Malvasia wine are the... View Article