I am writing this at home after the eventful course in Mazzano. My mind still lingers back to the sunny medieval village and its narrow streets. Best part of the whole thing though, was the interaction with the local people in both Mazzano and Faleria. I’ve visited different cities and villages in Italy, but this was the first time that I felt like I was absorbed into the social culture of the place. It felt like I was a part of the community, not just observing it – and I loved it! All the meetings and short chats were cheerful and joyous, even though the message sometimes was lost in translation. Read more “Understandings and misunderstandings”
Calcata is a medieval town in Viterbo north of Rome. The dense habitat is topping a steep hill. It is only accessible through one city gate. We spent a few hours in Calcata saturday morning. The visit gave an impression of great attention to detail and a common care for the medieval townscape by the inhabitants. The narrow streets, small scale entrances and steep stairs were in impressive contrast to the dramatic placement of the town.
(In Mazzano June 6th, Niina Svartström.) Read more “Calcata – See, Touch, Smell and Taste”