Calabria in your pocket

Processed with VSCO with b1 presetPatrimonio storico artistico della Calabria(The historic artistic heritage of Calabria) is a digital book (ebook) written by Silvio Gatto and published by the Enciclopedia Treccani, available on the website of the publishing house and in major online bookstores.

It’s not the usual old, dull book, but text and images to travel lightly through time.

The etchings in the cave of Romito, the column of the temple of Hera Lacinia, the villas and their mosaic floors, the solemn architecture, castles and towers along the coast, the wild landscapes, medieval frescoes, the great painters, explorations of Escher and Renoir, and the villages and cities.

A collection of priceless stories that have passed through places, now soaked in memories: Calabria boasts a notable past sometimes unknown or forgotten. From the first human testimony of the arrival of the Greeks, from the Roman conquest to the the Byzantine dominance, from the Norman era to the colonization by the French and Spanish, from the Renaissance to the amazing contemporary art scene. A journey through the ancient narrative streets, of different worlds and past lives, a journey back into the depths of an undiscovered land.

Silvio Gatto was born in Lamezia Terme (CZ) in 1990. He is an art reporter and promoter of cultural events, now works and writes for several national magazines.

The ebook can be purchased at the following site:

http://www.treccani.it/catalogo/ebook/alfabeto_treccani/storia_e_geografia/Patrimonio_storico_artistico_della_Calabria.html

(The ebook can be downloaded and read with special scanning applications even on PC, smartphone or tablet)

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