|Santa Rosa sanctuary and our group of explorers|
After 20 years here in Etruria (aka Tuscia Viterbese) I have learned a lot about the area, but every day brings new surprises as I recently learned during an informative exploratory walk with local guide Daniela (see her website).
|We met in front of the Teatro Unione|
For a couple of hours last Sunday morning, together with a small group organized by the Pro Loco, we rambled the tiny streets of the historic center visiting artists’ studios, artisans' workshops and ancient churches. Check my website for an inside look at the artisans' workshops.
|Porta Sonza...enter Viterbo and become a free citizen|
Come along with us and discover secret corners of Viterbo that tourists rarely see.
|street of San Pellegrino|
More articles about Viterbo and surroundings can be found here on my blog, just type Viterbo into the search bar and the links will pop up.
|on Via Mazzini|
To celebrate these first 20 years I am happy to announce that the long-promised publication for Italian readers is now underway.
The working title of the new book in Italian is Storie e Segreti d’Etruria which will be published in both paper and ebook format.
|outside staircase ( profferlo ) in San Pellegrino|
About 50% of the contents will come from my previous book Etruria travel, history and itineraries in central Italy plus a selection of stories about the area based on original research,the areas’s connections with the rest of the world and interesting historical characters.
|St. Thomas Aquinas preached from this pulpit|
Illustrations, photos and help with translation are being offered by talented friends and local photographers.
|angels in S. Maria Nuova church|
If you have a special photo showing the Viterbo area that you would like to see published why not send it to me…we might be able to use it. If so, you will be credited and receive a copy of the book.
|ending our tour with an aperitivo in Piazza del Gesù|
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all near and far....please celebrate by trying the Irish Trivia Quiz published on the blog last week.
The contest ends next Sunday morning and the special prize will be announced on the evening of Sunday, March 24th. Please leave your answers as a comment and share with friends.
|walking the streets of Viterbo|