English Version, Ispirazioni dal mondo/ Sources of inspiration from all around the world

A summer of events in Val Trebbia? Start your own now!

Summer is surely one of the best seasons to discover Val Trebbia at its best. Although visitors come to the valley attracted by its unspoilt nature and relaxing surroundings, the local entertainment program organised by smaller villages is not as varied as it could be. If you care for Val Trebbia and want to help others discover its beauty and stories, here is an idea of how to do it. Continue reading “A summer of events in Val Trebbia? Start your own now!”

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Expo Altavaltrebbia 2012: an unmissable event for next Summer

Since 2009 Expo Alta Val Trebbia has become an unmissable event of the summer season. Organised in the woods of Loco di Rovegno (location Giaia), the event takes place in July. We spoke to Stefano Parodi, one of the organisers, who in this post unveils the backstage of the Expo which, started as a grass roots event, is now attracting more than ten thousand visitors eager to discover the entrepreneurial spirit of Val Trebbia.  Continue reading “Expo Altavaltrebbia 2012: an unmissable event for next Summer”

English Version, Ispirazioni dal mondo/ Sources of inspiration from all around the world

Cutting out the middleman: how to fund Val Trebbia with Kickstarter

By now everybody should be quite clear about the many possibilities the Internet can offer for the development of  local communities.

In case some of you are still skeptical, here comes a further example of how ordinary people are making a difference all over the world, day after day, step by step, through small grass roots projects. Continue reading “Cutting out the middleman: how to fund Val Trebbia with Kickstarter”

English Version, Le interviste della valle/ Interviews from the valley

Bobbio as the background of the Mona Lisa painting

In January 2011 international websites such as The Guardian or Daily Mail reported the thesis exposed by art historian Carla Glori which recognised the landscape of Bobbio as the background of one of the most famous paintings in the world.

Carla Glori’s research will be published in 2012 by Edizioni Cappello in a book entitled LEONARDO – Decifrazioni e scoperte – Volume primo: La Gioconda. In memoria di Bianca.

What is the origin of this new thesis? We asked it to the author in a short interview.

Continue reading “Bobbio as the background of the Mona Lisa painting”