Italian villages: Cordovado, Friuli

January 31st, 2016

Italian Heart celebrates Italian beauties in its own festival of Borghi d’Italia. Here is the first of a series of posts on little Italian treasures… Enjoy! Curtis de Vado is the Latin name which means ” corte” – the large agricultural complex- placed near a ford on Tagliamento river ( exactly on the one of the... View Article

Italian villages: Acerenza, Basilicata

January 18th, 2016

For Italian Heart’s celebration of Italian villages, here is a post about Acerenza in Basilicata region. Enjoy! The Oscans, who were among the first Lucanian tribes, occupied the uplands of Basilicata, including the place that they called  “Akere”, later ”Acherutia”. The Latin poet Horace mentioned it as  “Acherontia”, bringing the name back to its true... View Article