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June 2016

Places, stories

Leonardo da Vinci vineyard: reborn after an incredible story

2016-06-26 • By

Visit Leonardo da Vinci vineyard in Milan, incredibly still there after five centuries.

 

This story starts in a day of January, 1920.

A gentlemen is walking in the surroundings of Santa Maria delle Grazie church in Milan. He’s carrying a bag and looks into the the construction sites of the new district. Suddenly he looks excited, extracts from the bag a strange machine and points it towards the workers who are cutting the trees to liberate the ground for the new buildings.

The man is Luca Beltrami, the most important expert on Leonardo da Vinci. The strange equipment he’s got is a camera. Beltrami is searching for the lost da Vinci vineyard: Leonardo, while painting and projecting inventions, apparently also made wine. The scholar deduced the location of the vineyard from historical documents. In that cold day he finally finds it. Exactly where it is supposed to be.

Beltrami stops a while. He imagines Leonardo da Vinci visiting his vines after a day of work at the Last Supper, just a few meters away.

Leonardo came from a family of wine makers. He got the vineyard as a present from Ludovico il Moro, duke of Milan.

da Vinci vineyard

films

They call me Jeeg. A film review.

2016-06-14 • By

They call me Jeeg is a low budget sci-fi movie which was the 2016 sensation in Italian film industry.

Oh, Rome! Thinking of Rome do you imagine yourself speeding on a Vespa and eating ice cream sitting on the Spanish steps, surrounded by glorious monuments?

It’s time to see Rome from a different angle.

They call me Jeeg is a sci-fi movie set in Rome and with a Roman superhero. Here‘s the trailer.

The movie begins with the main character, a small time criminal named Enzo (played by actor Claudio Santamaria, you spotted him in 007 – Casino Royale)  running away from police. He cross Sant’Angelo bridge and dives into the Tiber, where he gets in contact with some radioactive material abandoned in the river.

they call me jeeg

Days later he discovers to have superpowers. It’s a classic.