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6/23/2010

UMBRIA not just relax: ROCKIN' UMBRIA 2010




Umbria is not just relax and good food. Umbria is also good Rock Music!
From the 2nd to the 6th July our region will host a Rock Festival ROCKIN’UMBRIA 2010

Here the programme:

2 JULY
Parco Ranieri – Umbertide
EASY STAR – ALL STARS
Dancehall reggae concert by I-shence & Bashfire sound system e ciabbadub -Umbria calling.

3 JULY – Isola Maggiore
“MUSIC FOR SUNSETS” IN CONCERTO IONONSO+CHISONO and THIS HARMONY

4 JULY – Abbazia di Mongiovino - Tavernelle, Panicale
“ITALIAN PROG DAY” IN CONCERTO: BACIO DELLA MEDUSA (UMBRIA CALLING)

5 JULY – Giardini del Frontone –Perugia
FAST ANIMALS AND SLOW KIDS (UMBRIA CALLING), ZU E TEATRO DEGLI ORRORI

….and on the 6th of JULY at Villa Fidelia - Spello special guest the GLORIOUS IRISH BAND:

THE CRANBERRIES!!!!



Dolores O'Riordan

Details are coming soon on: http://www.rockinumbria.it/

6/21/2010

First day of Summer - Vestalia Festival in Ancient Rome


On this day, typically JUN-21, the daytime hours are at a maximum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a minimum.It is officially the first day of summer.

"Solstice" is derived from two Latin words: "sol" meaning sun, and "sistere," to cause to stand still. This is because, as the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it "stands still."


In Ancient Rome this period was celebrated with a festival: the festival of Vestalia lasted from JUN-7 to JUN-15. It was held in honor of the Roman Goddess of the hearth, Vesta. Married women were able to enter the shrine of Vesta during the festival. At other times of the year, only the vestal virgins were permitted inside.

Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion. Vesta's presence was symbolized by the sacred fire that burned at her hearth and temples

Vesta's fire was guarded at her Temples by her priestesses, the Vestales. Every March 1 the fire was renewed. One of the Vestales mentioned in mythology was Rhea Silvia, who with the God Mars conceived Romulus and Remus who founded Rome, according to the legend.
The Vestales were one of the few full-time clergy positions in Roman religion. They were drawn from the patrician class and had to observe absolute chastity for 30 years

6/07/2010

The city of Todi on a stamp!



Last 4h June 2010 our beautiful city of Todi got an important recognition! Our main piazza, Piazza del Popolo is the subject of a brand new stamp from Poste Italiane!
The stamp (60 cent) is available in every post office in Italy!

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6/02/2010

MyNaTour.org : a great resource for responsible travellers

The economical global crises, the problems of the environment and CO2 emissions, told us that the model of mass-market tourism is failing.
More and more tourists all over the world are now interested in another complete different way of travelling: travelling responsible.

On the other end, small local travel companies run in general by young people are more and more aware - since the developing and the success of the social networks - that something has been changing.

Now, travellers consider the web and social networks very important reasources to get tips to organize their holidays. Tourists are more interested in "experiencing" than in simply "visiting" a destination: they want more in a travel than only amazing places to stay and to rest for a while, travellers now want to learn, share points of view, get in contact with local people and to know even the impact on the planet that their travels have, now they want to “travel responsible”.

Among the various groups, companies and networks on the web that are starting promoting this kind of travelling, MyNaTour.org - based in London and managed by an international group of young dynamic and very well prepared people - it is definitely one of the best resource that the web can offer to the "new" traveller.

The aim of MyNaTour.org is to give life and voice to this growing community of travellers who believe in a healthy and more real and responsible tourism, to share ideas and suggestions, but also “destinations, news, images, videos, stories, folklore, perplexities, recipes, maps, coordinates as long as all concerns unforgettable experiences of sustainable and responsible travelling”.

MyNaTour.org is a very important source for those who want to start travelling in this different way. In this great social network travellers can share their experiences and get to know about this new community of travellers, tour guides, local travel companies who strongly believe that tourism can provide the best opportunity for getting to know.

VISIT: http://www.mynatour.org/

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