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horn players

Musical art of horn players: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and conviviality The hunting horn is a wind instrument originally used in hunting and later passed into music. The musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, the resonance of the place […]

art of dry stone walling

The art of dry stone walling: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques The art of dry stone walling is an ancient artisan practice that plays a fundamental role in the prevention of landslides, floods and avalanches. And also in the fight against erosion and desertification of the land, increasing biodiversity and creating ideal conditions for agriculture. These dry […]

Alpinism

Alpinism: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Alpinism Alpinism is a traditional practice characterized by a shared culture. An art made up of knowledge and values. But also of skills. Such as the mastery of climbing techniques or the use of specific equipment. It necessarily requires the acquisition of diversified knowledge on the place where it is exercised. On changing climatic conditions […]

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Mediterranean diet The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model. Inspired by the traditional eating styles of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists from all over the world have begun studying it since the 1950s. And still today it remains among the diets that, associated with correct lifestyles, have a positive influence on our […]

Falconry

Falconry: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Falconry, a living human heritage Born as a method of obtaining food, the practice of falconry has evolved over time, expressing links with the preservation of nature, cultural heritage and the contact among communities. Following their own traditions and ethical principles, falconers train and feed birds of prey by developing a strong bond with them. […]

Celestinian forgiveness celebration

Celestinian forgiveness celebration: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Celestinian forgiveness celebration On 28 and 29 August of each year in L’Aquila, Italy, people renew the solemn rite of Forgiveness (“Perdonanza”). That is, the perpetual plenary indulgence that Pope Celestine V granted to all the faithful of Christ. On the very evening of his coronation as pontiff. The Celestinian forgiveness celebration. Before ascending to […]

Pantelleria

vite ad alberello of Pantelleria: Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO

Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of Pantelleria Introduced by the Phoenicians, the head-trained bush vines of Pantelleria (“vite ad alberello”) is a type of grape cultivation. Perfected and handed down over the centuries thanks to the wisdom and dedication of the farmers of Pantelleria. Capable […]

Macchina Santa Rosa

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures: UNESCO

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures The celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures originate at the end of the sixteenth century. When, in the geographical area of central Europe, religious feasts were born. In which the people wanted to get closer and closer to God. And, in this sense, were built machines carried on the […]

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