History

What Lies Beneath

Bones….a pile of bones. Discovered below St. Peters Victory Monument at his grave site deep underneath the main altar of the basilica by his own name. Could they be his actual bones? In a rush of excitement, world-famous anatomist from Sicily, Professor Venerando Correnti, was called… Read More ›

Classico: Roman Wine II

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”  Galileo Galilei Evening sunlight plays delicately among the luscious grape clusters, casting shadows across the nurturing volcanic soil that feeds the vine. The sun’s vitamin-enriching warmth had done its job. Cool evening breezes… Read More ›

Classico: Roman Wine

I found myself relaxing at a quiet taverna in Naples one evening while watching the sun set over the boundless sea. Musing, I noticed that my glass of Verdicchio dei Castelli began to create a sparkling prism effect on the white tablecloth…. Read More ›

St. Bonaventure

There is a grotto in Civita which is all that remains of St. Bonaventure’s house. Patron saint of Bagnoregio, born in 1217 in Civita, Bonaventure was a devoted follower of St. Francis of Assisi. According to his writings, St. Francis healed… Read More ›