Ode to my valley: Valsinni, panoramas of the whitelady

This morning was an astonishing one. I’m trying to get the maximum relax from my off-days, but Whatsapp and Facebook still won..they have been my alarm clock, so I woke up and – as I usually do – I opened up my balcony: I roused in 2 minutes and I felt so lucky to have an absolutely amazing view in front of me: Valsinni, the whitelady


Valsinni, a little village in a valley in the South of Italy, is the town where a river named Sinni flows under its bridge, which is one of the particular feature of this landscape. The 1st main one in fact is an old little Aragonese castle built since the Middle Age, where – the legend says – a wonderful lady used to live: it was her cage where she started to write poetry and be in love with the natural elements of the surroundings..the river, the utopian sea, the mountains.

Valsinni castle 'Isabella Morra'
Valsinni castle ‘Isabella Morra’ on the top left


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A shoot on the right side of the valley

Here you are some other details of the valley, the old town centre on the top side and the new one in the valley:

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Basilicata landscapes
Basilicata landscape, Valsinni
From my balcony 🎈
View of Colobraro, the curse italian town


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#NoteOfTheDay Water under the bridge by Adele

New Year’s Eve – Matera 2019, Basilicata in the very South of Italy

This is a little story about a little area in the South of Italy, a little region named Basilicata (maybe named after ‘basil’ or ‘basilica’ – the ancient Roman churches). This region is not very big and economically advanced, that’s why is not so common and some people still don’t know it exists. But thanks to the last award for ‘Matera 2019 bid book – the European city of culture‘ it’s becoming even more interesting, popular and beautiful.

And this is also why in the next New Year’s Eve there’s gonna be a great event in its biggest square – Vittorio Veneto Sq.

Vittorio Veneto Square, Matera
Vittorio Veneto Square, Matera

There’s gonna be the biggest concert of Italy with a lot of national and international artists, there’s a huge stage in the centre of the square where the old fashioned part of the city starts: Sassi, these very ancient rudes where people used to live. Now they are part of the World Unesco Heritage property and they have been relocated and restored as Italian bars, pubs and art galleries, souvenir shops and narrows that look like if you are in a painting:

Matera 2019
Matera 2019

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It will be the first time and the first chance for the city to be on TV and have a so prominent role. Hope it will play a great role by showing its charming landscape and pieces of the past…

Matera 2019
Matera 2019

#NoteOfTheDay ‘Basilicata is on my mind’, by Rocco Papaleo, a popular actor from Basilicata