Monday, 11 February 2013

A Gift from Giorgio Clementi - For all of you who have been reading my posts

Rocca Sinibalda, courtesy of Pro Loco Rocca Sinibalda
As of today, there have been more than 3000 views of Sabina: A Stunning Land - My Secret Italy from people in 48 countries around the world. The top ten viewing countries in order so far are: Italy, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, South Korea, and France.

Shepherd village above Cottanello courtesy of Luca Bellincioni
I always expected there would be views from English speaking countries, and Italy I guess, but many of the others surprised me. In alphebetical order, these are the other countries where there have been viewers: Afghanistan,  Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary,  India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland,  Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fianello, courtesy of Alessandra Finiti

It makes me wonder who you all are out there... Are you Italians from the Sabina working or stationed overseas? Have you visited the Sabina before? How did you hear about this? Oh for a spread sheet that maps out the six degrees of separation!

Montopoli in the fog, courtesy of Filippo Simonetti
Whatever the reason, thank you for taking the time to read my posts.  Soon my Sabina Travelogue from 2012 will end, but I have plans for new posts that will include key people living and working in the Sabina, both Italian and ex-pat. I also hope to have special segments featuring the history, architecture, legends, art, food festivals, specialty food products and recipes from the various towns and villages of both the Bassa and Alta Sabina. So stay tuned. 

Catino awakens, courtesy of Giorgio Clementi
In the meantime I would like to leave you with this wonderful Youtube video compiled and edited by our friend Giorgio Clementi.

Roccantica courtesy of Giorgio Clementi

I have never seen anything that so captures the imagery, mood, spirit, fascination, allure, colours and heartbreaking beauty of the Sabina. Grazie Giorgio Clementi. E grazie di cuore a tutti voi. 
Sunset over Casperia courtesy of Stefano Aperio Bella

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