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I've never been to Marta, never been to Saturnia either - but they're both on my list of places to visit, sound fascinating. I'm also interested in Monte Amiata because of its tragic religious history - the crushing of Davide Lazzaretti's Giusdavidic movement in the 19th century - so sooner or later I'll make my way there.

"Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome." Mohammed Khatami

by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2006 at 09:12:25 AM EST
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i didn't know that about amiata. sounds interesting - diary perhaps?

i have skiid up there and it has a ppwerful vibe, stunning countryside around saturnia too, especially with the flame-yellow scotch broom -ginestra - perfuming and lighting up the hillsides in spring.

there is a big airbase near viterbo, i heard quite a lot of traffic in the sky at night there.

Marta is only a few clicks from viterbo, on the road to montefiascone.

very pretty lake village, with white swans i wanted to kidnap and take to trasimeno!

jes' kidding...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2006 at 07:58:03 PM EST
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There's a good Italian wiki link about Davide Lazzaretti -

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lazzaretti

Fascinating story - a 19th century religious visionary along the lines of Gioacchino da Fiore, with a mystical utopian-socialist agenda complete with red banner bearing the words "The Republic is the Kingdom of Heaven" and a liking for the Paris Comune.  Not surprisingly, he got excommunicated by the Pope then shot down by the Carabinieri.

"Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome." Mohammed Khatami

by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2006 at 08:19:37 PM EST
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poor sod, i feel for him..

running head on into reality at warp speed...

if the christians don't get you, the cops will...

sound slike he made it to the kingdom of heaven a little earlier than he anticipated!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2006 at 09:02:31 PM EST
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