©2014 Valerio Griffa Staffarda Abbey (1135) is a cistercian monastery near Saluzzo, Piedmont. During European Nine Years War, Louis the Great of France occupied Piedmont when Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoy joined Grand Alliance in opposition to France. The battle took place on 1690, august 18th, around the abbey, and French Army won that combat.
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photo © Valerio Griffa Swedish Lappland it’s a food larder: delicious fish, like arctic char or salmon, flavourful vendace roe, potatoes and vegetables, cow cheese, tasty reindeer meet and berries. The most interesting is cloudsberry, a sort of cumulonimbus built up by orange spheres… La Lapponia svedese è una dispensa di cibo interessante: pesci saporiti, come il salmerino artico o il salmone, uova di coregone, patate e verdura, formaggio vaccino, carne di renna e bacche, in particolare il lampone artico…
photo © Valerio Griffa Fes, Morocco, is famous for its clay. Due to the geological structure of the area, rich in mineral deposits, in Fes there is a craft industry, ceramic tiles and pottery. In the XVI century there was 124 potteries in town. Today, young apprentices and skilled craftsmen work together with bamboo & horse hair brushes, creating design inspired by the moresque motifs. The clay is shaped by hand, sun dried, painted in Fes Blue and fired in […]