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St. Peter’s Island and the Falcon Cliffs

Thousands of years ago the Phoenicians called it “Inosin”, for the Greeks it was “Hierakon Nesos”, while in Roman times it was known as “Accipitrum Insula”; during the centuries the original meaning of its name has not changed: “Falcons’ Island”, underlining its main feature that fascinated the sailors who approached […]

As it happened in Chernobyl

For the good of the Planet, Let’s help the Planet, Let’s make a small gesture in favor of the Planet are phrases that we are now used to hearing more and more often, even when they refer to issues or actions that substantially worsen the life of the biosphere. Yes, […]

Was Hitchcock right?

It was October 31, 1963 when Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was released in cinemas all over the world. The basic idea of the film, which was an excellent film adaptation of the homonymous story by Daphne Du Maurier (1952), was to stage a visionary reflection on the anguish that can […]

The speakers of the spring conversations of “Seeing with new eyes” advise ….

Elisabetta Pace gave her reading advice during the conversation held live by the Cavour bookshop in Frascati on March 26, 2021. Elisabetta Pace is a physicist, she works at the Frascati National Laboratories of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics. He has collaborated with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) […]

Seeing with new eyes

We invite our readers to walk with us the pleasant and interesting path that these eight conversations indicate. For news, information and details on the events of the review in the EVENTS section of our Facebook page In Italy, reading “for reasons not strictly educational / professional” represents a […]

The Moon, our travel companion

“I like to think that the Moon is there, even if I’m not looking at it” (Albert Einstein) I checked the ferry tickets once more, the photographic backpack was ready and loaded on the car that would take me to the port of the small town of Anstruther, from which […]

Waiting for the apocalypse

I dedicate the month of March to Jonathan Franzen, American writer and essayist, author of novels and writings that he regularly publishes in “The New Yorker” and “Harper’s”. A short essay and a collection of writings in which his way of being an environmentalist is expressed: without dogma and with […]

The river I would like

No man can bathe in the same river twice, because neither man nor the waters of the river are the same. (Heraclitus) Rivers build themselves over time. Their waters marry the orography of the areas they cross, looking for a road, not always the shortest, towards the mouth. They merge […]

Suddenly… the almond tree!

“…then observe how many wild almond trees will become covered with flowers and will bend their fragrant branches” – Virgilio, Georgiche February, the almond tree has blossomed! In the coldest month of the year, an explosion of pinkish-white flowers reminds us that spring is near and will return soon as […]

Almond trees, schaked, mennule

The almond tree has always accompanied the journey and history of man who, over the centuries, has given it highly symbolic meanings of hope and constancy, of birth and resurrection; it symbolizes the renewal of nature after winter death. The esoteric meaning is linked to the fruit: the almond represents […]