8 maggio 2015
“I love PU” is a section written entirely in English and dedicated to foreign tourists, where you will find short report on appointments, events, history, people, culture, sport and curiosity of our beautiful territory: the province of Pesaro and Urbino.
Questa è una sezione interamente scritta in inglese e dedicata ai turisti stranieri dove, all’interno, troverete delle “pillole” informative su appuntamenti, eventi, storia, personaggi, cultura, sport e curiosità del nostro splendido territorio: la provincia di Pesaro e Urbino.
Alcuni degli articoli che troverete saranno a cura della blogger pesarese Simona Ortolani che, da quattro anni, cura un blog di promozione territoriale in inglese con l’intento di far conoscere la provincia di Pesaro e Urbino attraverso gli occhi di un’italiana doc e le sue esperienzie di vita ‘quotidiana’.
Il nome del suo blog trae spunto dai famosi versi di goethiana memoria: ‘conosci la terra dove fioriscono i limoni?’ – where lemons blossom, appunto (www.wherelemonsblossom.it)
Getting to know (a part of) Italy through flowers and trees
As a few of you may know already, the title of this blog was inspired by Goethe’s words: ‘Knowest thou the land where lemon trees bloom?’. However, to be honest, lemon and orange trees do not grow around here. They certainly do in the southern Sicily or Calabria, but not around here.
Nontheless in the province of Pesaro and Urbino we are lucky enough to grow peach trees and apricot trees which, especially at this time of the year, fill the landscape with flowers: bright pink flowers (peach-trees) and light pink flowers (apricot-trees). Not to mention cherry-trees, olive-trees (we produce an excellent ‘DOP’ olive oil around here), wild brooms, and, along the Adriatic coast – here in the town of Pesaro – the many tamarisks.
Today I would like to tell our province (the province of Pesaro and Urbino) through the pictures of a few typical flowers and trees. A different approach to this beautiful territory, so rich in culture, history, flavours and natural beauties.
I took most of the pictures on the hills of Sant’Angelo in Lizzola.
I just realized that I posted a similar post last year on Spring being all around, exactly on May 8th. It could be a coincidence, but I don’t think so.
May 8th happens to be the birthday of my English teacher, Mr Glauco Mancini, a dear friend whom I pay a visit to every now and then (not as often as I should and would). He turns 94 this year. We just had a short conversation on the phone. He is in his beloved countryside and just finished telling me how beautiful it looks all around.
Happy birthday, Glauco!