Domus de Janas, fairies’ house and the music of the tree of life

In Sant’Andrea Priu there is a magical place. Next to an ancient olive tree there are the Domus de Janas, also called “the fairies’ houses”. The Rural Heritage association is looking for special people to let them try a truly unique experience: finding a deeper connection with nature through the vibrations that this mysterious archaeological site gives off.
Will your emotions be able to make “The Tree of Life” sound? If you have an open and free spirit, the shaman is waiting for you to guide you on your process of reconnection with nature.

The dances of “The Leopard”at the Palace of Pottino marquises

The Mediterranean Itineraries Association has decided to enhance the Palace of Pottino marquises of Petralia Soprana as an ideal place to shoot some scenes of the remake of the movie “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard) and assigns Antonella, as a historical expert of the Palace and of the noble life of the late nineteenth century, to select the extras for the film.
Do you feel ready to pass the casting? Antonella is waiting for you “in the little square” in Petralia Soprana and, if you pass the selection, the contract will be yours!

The Maiorchino Tournament

The Mayor of Novara of Sicily commissioned Filippo, president of the PFM cultural association, to organize a special edition of the famous Maiorchino Tournament so as not to lose the tradition. During the Tournament, the citizens of Novara di Sicilia compete in a spectacular race where they roll a cheese (The Maiorchino) through the streets of the town.
Citizens of Novara di Sicilia, you are called to set up and take part in the tournament! Filippo is waiting for you tomorrow and don’t worry about the hat to take part, it’s ready for you!

The Cuisine of the Monsú of the 800 Sicilian aristocracy

Mariagrazia is an expert in agri-food productions and together with her friend Roberta, a professional cook, she thought to create the first Master in Cuisine of the Monsú, where you will learn to choose food products, to cook them and even to prepare the table in the manner envisaged by this particular type of cuisine. You will discover the tradition of the French chefs hired by the high aristocracy of the time, contaminated with the truest soul of Sicily.
If you have decided to participate do not hesitate, bring the shopping bag and Mariagrazia will give you the apprentice badge.

Fishing with cousin Pepè at the foot of Etna

Saro’s cousins ​​live abroad, they come to Acireale for the first time and they dream of finding their roots, the sea and the lands they had never seen before and meeting their relatives they have never met. Saro organizes the meeting with Giuseppe, “Pepè”, the only cousin who has decided to continue the profession of grandparents and of great-grandparents: fishing. It will surely be an exciting moment even if it won’t be easy to understand each other, Pepè only speaks the Sicilian dialect! Do you feel ready to learn the ancient secrets of fishing and find your roots? Saro awaits you at sunset in the square of Acireale!

The ransom of Linguaglossa

XVII century, the labourers of Linguaglossa want to free themselves from the greed of Prince Bonanno, who is exploiting them beyond measure. Nadia is a young peasant woman who advocates the dissatisfaction of people to organize the rebellion against the hated exploiter.
So we agree! Nadia is waiting for you in Piazza Municipio, in front of the Town Hall, at signal we will break into the Prince’s rooms and we will run him out, once and for all!

The other face of the Madonna of Idris

Next month the marriage of Caterina, daughter of the Countess Beatrice, is planned, but tonight an earthquake has destroyed the facade of the rupestrian church of S. Maria dell’Idris and the marriage is at risk. The Countess Beatrice did not lose hope seeking skilful experts of tuff to whom assign the contract for rebuilding of the facade in record time.
The appointment is for tomorrow and if you think you are up to the task, come forward and show what you can do. Please do not forget to bring your work tools!

December 29, 1954: Popular uprising against the Count Tramontano

The people of Matera are by now tired of the continuous abuses perpetrated by the Count Giancarlo Tramontano and today, December 29th 1514, we are all summoned in front Castle, to Brunetta, the brave daughter of the gunsmith. Brunetta has called together the most intrepid citizens to arm them and promote an uprising in order to drive out the evil and hated Count.
Come quick, time is our enemy! Bring weapons and sticks to make this moment, so important for our town, epic

The treasure of Ammicc Palace

Today, at dawn, the death of Mr. Lambicco, rich feudal lord of Bernalda, was announced. It was rumored that the rich gentleman hid a great treasure and an assault on Ammicc Palace was unleashed. Imma, Lambicco’s daughter, however, reveals that the treasure is actually an ancient secret recipe and decides to open the doors of the palace only to talented cooks and talented pastry chefs.
If you want to participate in the “treasure hunt”, come tomorrow in front of the church of San Bernardino. Behind the treasure lies a “sweet” surprise … hurry up!

The marriage of King Manfredi at the Swabian Castle

An advertising agency was commissioned by the managers of the Swabian Castle to create an original concept to promote the Castle on social media, the theme will be the re-enactment of the marriage between the son of Federico II, Manfredi of Swabia, and Elena of Epirus, which took place in 1259. To remain anchored to the facts and the iconographies of that time, the Agency involved Francesca, a well-known art historian, expert in the historical period of Federico II and Manfredi.
Don’t worry about setting up, Francesca thinks of everything, just bring your smartphone and all your creativity for the social media campaign!

The Masks of the Palaces of Lecce…inside and outside of us

Rosemarie is a famous cultural anthropologist and has organized an international convention of art historians on the theme “Masks of the Palaces of Lecce of the 1600s and 1800s, good and evil, outside and inside us.” We will have to examine the masks located at the entrance of the noblest palaces of Lecce and the deeper dimension that the metaphor of the mask plays on each of us will be revealed.
Map in hand, the workshop starts tomorrow morning and it is open to all those who will have the courage to understand the deepest meaning of this ancient tradition.

The Enigma of Otranto and the Holy Grail

Archbishop Calabria commissioned Rosemarie, anthropologist and scholar of medieval mysteries, to establish an international commission to unveil the famous “Enigma of Otranto”. The challenge is bold because it is not just a matter of finding and freeing the greatest medieval European mosaic from stucco but also of revealing the more hidden meaning that is hidden in “the Tree of Life”, an iconography of the ancient mosaic which, according to the legend, seems to date back to the myth of the Holy Grail.
Rosemarie has already found the first clues; bring your history notes on medieval myths and legends and get ready to face the mystery!

The marriage of Hazelnut and Chocolate

Giuliana Nocciola and Emanuele Cioccolato decided to celebrate their wedding in Giffoni, the village of Hazelnut PGI. The organization is entrusted to Mariagrazia, an expert in hazelnut and an associate of “La Città Della Nocciola”. For the event she will need help from specialized chefs and dining room staff, of course musicians and dancers cannot miss.
Don’t hold back, you too have been recruited to prepare the party! Mariagrazia is waiting for you at “Villa Rizzo” and don’t forget to bring your umbrella underwire!

“Trotula De Ruggiero” first Lady of the Salerno Medicine of the 11th century

Salerno year 1099 d.c., Sibilla Da Conversano is dying for having sucked the poison from the wound of her husband Robert II Duke of Normandy struck in battle during the first Crusade. Fortunately, Trotula De Ruggiero, one of the first female doctors in Italian history, does not give up and involves her students in the preparation of a powerful antidote obtained from the mixture of healing herbs collected in the Garden of Minerva.
But now don’t hesitate, we need you too! Come at the ninth hour of the morning at the Villa Comunale in Salerno and don’t forget to bring a cruet for analysis!

The Testament of the Tarantella, the legacy of Baron Bellelli

Maria Bellelli is the heir of Baron Bellelli and, upon reading the testament, she discovers an unexpected clause to be respected: the traditions of the community must be celebrated every year with a great feast in which the farmers will have to dance the famous “Tarantella Cilentana”. The organization is entrusted to Daniela and Angelo, two dance professionals and tradition experts, who immediately set out to search for farmers.
Do you want to help Daniela and Angelo carry out this challenging task? Come for rehearsals at the Bellelli Rural Company and, remember, do not forget to bring a colored handkerchief!

The mysteries of Castel dell’Ovo

The inhabitants of Borgo Marinaro, an ancient district of Naples, have reported that a mysterious presence wanders every night inside Castel Dell’Ovo, where enigmatic finds are discovered. Maria Sofia, Director of the National Library of Naples, is tasked with solving the mystery and decides to convene the most authoritative international scholars to find the solution.
As a member of the experts delegation, you are invited to show up to the appointment tomorrow at the entrance of Castel Dell’Ovo.

Cast out bad luck from Naples with your magical amulet!

Maybe you have not noticed that the spiteful “Monaciello” has hidden all our amulets and now in Naples bad luck reigns. Yesterday, with the inhabitants of the Spaccanapoli district, we asked Luisa, the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts, for help in creating a more powerful lucky charm. The Director said that she knows how to do and she told us to meet tomorrow morning at dawn at the “La Tana dell’Arte” bar in front of the Academy.
Remember, be on time, we will not wait for stragglers. Ah, I forgot, remember to bring salt!

Your “ideal love” in the Borghese Gallery in Rome

The Management of the Borghese Gallery has decided to select an advertising agency able to promote the most intimate soul that connects the works of the Gallery, namely Love.
Is it necessary to make perceive the deep meaning of the emotions that works inspire in people who are sensitive to art and love and what better way than through the use of social media, Facebook and Instagram?
It won’t be easy, so tomorrow, be on time at Villa Borghese with all your creativity, the Management is waiting for you at the entrance of the Gallery with badges to enter.

Sculptor magne, aedifica imperium sine fine!

27 BC Rome is changing, the Republic has gone down, the city becomes the capital of a real empire, one of the largest and most elaborate propaganda projects in history begins and Studius, a famous artist, is named one of the masters of the emperor’s new workshop. The task that awaits him is not simple: every action and principle of the new government must materialize in the stone and in the colors of the artist with figures and symbols that make Rome an image of the empire.
Do you consider yourself an artist? Carpe diem, the opportunity should not be wasted! Come to his workshop at 10 Ante meridiem!

I love nocciola

Irma is the greatest Italian hazelnut expert, she decided to organize an exclusive Masters course reserved for those “nutty” who have applied to promote the Italian hazelnut in the world.
We have received your request to participate in the Master and we ask you to send us your CV and any references for the selection. Places are limited, we wish you the best of luck. Good hazel-luck!

Rome, invisible city

The inhabitants of Rome have lost memory of some of their monuments: medieval porticoes, friezes and stems of Egyptian and Greek granite have gradually become invisible to their eyes. Francesca, director of the Fabrica association, wants to create a group of “conceptual restorers” from all over the world, so that with their external eyes they can restore value and importance to some “monuments” of Rome that have become invisible due to neglect.
With your help we can give a new life to these ancient stones, so don’t miss the first inspection organized by Francesca for tomorrow morning!

Artist for a day, “wearable Art” in the city of Rome

Daniela is a Roman artist, famous for her paintings and with the brand “OnArtediem” she creates the wearable art.
She wants to acquire artistic influences from all over the world, so she waits for you in her atelier to do together the sketches that will complete her cloche line “DmExperience International”, made of pure silk.
Do you have artistic skills? Help Daniela complete her collection with your personal view of Rome

The Great Photo Contest at the WWF Oasis of Alviano

The Oasis of Alviano is one of the most beautiful WWF Parks in Italy, a wild and uncontaminated territory with a particular flora and fauna. Elena wants to promote the Oasis and invites you to the Great Photo Contest open to all lovers of photography and nature.
if you love taking pictures and immersing yourself in nature, don’t be shy! Take your camera and, even if you are not an expert, you will have a wonderful experience in a magical place.

The tunic of Faroaldo

Veronica, a scholar of medieval history, is looking for funding for research with which she wants to prove that textile skills of the artisans of Sant Anatolia date back to the 8th century, namely to the time of Duke Faroaldo II. Few days left before the deadline to participate in the European ban which will finance future research and Veronica asks for help from her colleagues at the University.
Do you want to help Veronica unravel the mystery? Just go round at the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle tomorrow and bring your notes of Medieval History, they will be very useful to you!

Who will guard the legacy of Michelangelo?

Leone Amidei is the current executor of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti and, since the death of the last heir, it is the strenuous search for any other descendants to legitimize, to whom he can hand over the precious legacy of the famous artist.
I warn you that the next hearing will be in a week in Florence at Casa Buonarroti. If you are certain of being one of the last heirs of the great artist I suggest you arrive in time with pen and notebook and very well prepared to support the preliminary investigation.

The Knights who freed the Val D’Orcia from Ghino di Tacco

1400: Ghino di Tacco holds the territory in check preventing the kitchens of the village being supplied. The Lord of the village hires a handful of valiant knights to recover food and feed the population. The knights, through the fields of the Val d’Orcia, run through less traveled streets, without being found by the terrible Ghino. They can in this way get everything they need to celebrate the success of the mission after they return to the village.
Join the knights who want to help feed the village and get rid from the evil feudal lord!

Action…!“Unconventional Pisa for foodies”

The Pisa Film Association “Corte Tripoli Cinematografica” has commissioned Francesca, director and expert in enogastronomy, to make a short film about the many enogastronomic suggestions of Pisa, to enhance the city apart from the well-known leaning tower. Francesca is trying to create a group of talented video makers and location managers to make truly unconventional shots.
Francesca prepared the Storyboard and is waiting for you tomorrow at Keith Art Shop Caffè, you just have to bring your smartphone and be ready to immerse yourself in the flavors and tradition of this wonderful city.

Bologna: There is more beyond the sheet pasta!

The Bolognan enogastronomic culture center “Giorgio Costa”, asked Mario, a well-known expert in local enogastronomy, to involve a group of international journalists to promote and clarify the history and culture of the true Bolognan tagliatelle and thus defend the dish from the many mystifications.
Did you receive the invitation to give your contribution to this important enogastronomic report? Mario is waiting for you with passes at the Osteria del Sole. You will have to work and taste!

There’s a pesto for you

Francesca is firmly committed to celebrate the Gina Grandma’s 110th birth anniversary, well-known in La Spezia for her wonderful pesto, inviting the closest relatives, scattered all around the world. The idea is to make the grandma’s original pesto together and then have a great banquet in her honor. But there is a problem: the recipe is not available because the mischievous grandma, passionate about puzzles, wrote only laconic clues, leaving posterity the burden of recreating her fragrant dish.
Remember, take your shopping bag because you will have to hunt for ingredients around old typical shops and the market-stalls of Piazza Cavour Market.

Fleeing from the pirates in Portofino

Alarm! Alarm! From the Castle of S.Margherita Ligure, Debora has just spotted the Corsican Pirates! Hurry up! We must flee to the mountain. Do not worry, we will certainly find a good refuge in the woods and we will be able to survive by discovering the resources that nature provides us with!
But now hurry up, collect supplies and the few belongings, Debora is waiting for you to guide you towards salvation through ancient paths!

Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the table of the rich

Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in
Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the
“Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the
Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.

Milan, city of kisses

After countless sufferings and adventures, Renzo and Lucia miraculously manage to get together in the churchyard of San Simpliciano and finally they can indulge in a sweet loving kiss, immortalized over the centuries.

Do you want to relive this moment of eternity together with your love? Elena is waiting for you with a red rose!

Searching for Giuseppe Verdi’s lost notes

Hello children! Something strange happened in Milan. Giuseppe Verdi, the famous composer, has lost his notes and he can’t find them anymore. Therefore, Silvia, a close friend of his, decided to organize a grt. She is sure that she will be able to find them by retracing the musical locations that Giuseppe Verdi used to frequent in Milan.
We need your help too! Are you so intrepid as to join the group that will help Silvia in this challenge?

Venetian Carnet de Voyage

Silvia is a Venetian architect known for organizing memorable events. This year, she decided to bring together in Venice “carnettians” from all over the world. So all those who share her same passion for travel diaries and who want to try to do their own “Venetian Carnet de Voyage” to tell, according to their own and more intimate sensitivity, the encounter with a secluded, exclusive and secret Venice.
Do you want to respond to Silvia’s call? Register now because places are limited and, of course, in addition to the nib, don’t forget to bring your “Venetian Notebook”

Casanova and the mysteries of Kabbalah in the Jewish Ghetto

Marisol has miraculously found the pages of the diary that explain how to lift the centuries-old curse laid by the unnamed nun on Casanova and all his descendants. Now it is too long to explain but know that you too, as a descendant of Casanova, must be present in Venice to remove the ancient spell.
So listen, wherever you are in the world, leave now, Marisol is waiting for you in two days at the foot of the Rialto Bridge.

Lord Byron arrives at Cà Zen

I am writing to you in a hurry because I have just learned that Lord Byron will be a guest for a few days at our wonderful Cà Zen Venetian Villa. I have authorized Silvia, our housekeeper, to double the servants and spare expense, because I want to be sure of making a welcome worthy of our family. So, I invite you to present yourself at the servants’ lounge and guarantee your utmost commitment right now, so that every detail is taken care of perfectly in preparation of the arrival of this illustrious guest.
Be at Ca ‘Zen in the morning with a clean apron. If all goes well, you will receive double pay.

From the Middle Ages the true story of the legendary “Pastissada”

Francesca, an expert blogger of medieval cuisine, has discovered that the “Pastissada de Caval”, a typical dish of Verona, based on horse meat, finds its origins even in the ancient battle between King Odoacer and King Theodoric of 489 AD. The news is so striking that she decides to convene in Verona all the friends who share her same passion, to recreate and publish in real time on the blog photos, videos and details of the historical facts that can be recovered from the artistic finds hidden in the city and from the legends that are still handed down among cooks and sommeliers from Verona.
Francesca is waiting for you at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi and don’t forget to bring your smartphone!

The curse of Cunizza da Romano

About 1250, the ferocious leader Ezzelino Da Romano conquered important cities of Veneto. On the hill of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Cunizza, Ezzelino’s younger sister, is a guest in the fortress of her brother Alberico.
Their enemies are preparing an ambush, so the brother instructs the most loyal knights to save Cunizza and the family from certain death.
If you also want to be a brave knight, we will meet tomorrow at dawn, at the foot of the hill. Everything is decided!

Giovanna’s Blogtour

Giovanna is a tour guide who loves her land and was asked by the mayor of Cividale to organize an innovative promotion campaign. The project will tell on social networks the typical “Friulan” characteristics, with photographs of places and traditions and interviews with the locals. For this task, Giovanna is gathering a group of international bloggers, so if you want to contribute to this venture, bring your smartphone and your ability to observe and tell the memorable experience, the administrators of Cividale del Friuli will know how to reward you!

The very good Frico Friulano of Grandma Marisa

Relatives and grandchildren can’t wait to taste, once again, the specialty of Grandma Marisa, her legendary Frico, a famous traditional dish from Friuli. This time the grandmother asks everyone to help in the preparation of this dish and Alessandra, the niece graduated in gastronomic sciences, immediately offers to organize the expedition to buy all the necessary ingredients.
What an emotion! Alessandra will bring the shopping bag and the list of ingredients and when we have taken everything, Grandma Marisa, will teach us how to prepare her excellent Friulian frico!

The dance of the Carnian Celts who saved cordenons

I Century BC.
The Roman army is ready to attack the peaceful Carnian Celts of Cordenons. The priestess Paola has nothing to do but invoke the help of the gods and call the villagers to give life to a propitiatory dance that avoids the predictable massacre.
Paola is waiting for you before sunset in front of the big oak tree. Paint your face with the colors of life and bring your most precious amulet with you!

A ham for your work

Tamara is the guide of the “Quadreria Zancanaro”, a very special museum created by the genius of Cesare Serafino that involved artists from all over the world to donate their own work in barter with a precious local San Daniele ham. Tamara was asked to expand the exhibition on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the museum, inviting artists, painters, poets, actors, to return their soul, even if only with a dedication, to the beautiful city of Spilimbergo. So if you want to free your creativity, don’t miss tomorrow’s appointment! Tamara is waiting for you, for an artistic immersion in the Spilimbergo Picture Gallery.

The “Figo Moro” of Caneva conquers Japan

Taisuke Hamasaki is the owner of the restaurant “La Tartarughina” in Tokyo, renowned for its Italian cuisine. He wants to include in his menu the “Figo Moro” of Caneva, an exclusive specialty from Friuli known thanks to Giuliana, a well-known expert in local agri-food production, to whom he asked for advice to define the best proposals for pairing with Friulian wines and cheeses. Giuliana has decided to involve the leading local experts.
You too are part of the team! Remember to bring what you need to take pictures to send to Hamasaki, so you will help the Figo Moro to conquer even Japan with its sweetness!

The Master to become “Senior Turin Taster”

Armanda has organized an innovative master degree in enogastronomy of Piedmont, to allow enthusiasts to learn about local cuisine specialties and become “Senior Turin Tasters”.
The master will be very practical, you will learn the peculiarities of local products and you will have to show that you know how to buy, to the best value for money, at the market stalls of Porta Palazzo.
So, if you are passionate about local enogastronomy do not hesitate! Come in Piazza Palazzo di Città and don’t forget to bring your shopping bag.