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 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!

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!

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!

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 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!

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.

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.

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”

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.

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!