Thursday, May 26, 2005

St. Thomas Aquinas Info.

Here's link to information about St. Thomas Aquinas who died at the Fossanova Abby on his way to Rome (I think).

The Revealer of Wisdom

Monday, May 16, 2005

A cool map of Latium. Posted by Hello I don't think Sonnino is on the map but I believe Priverno is.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova in Latinium

Here is a link to some interesting information and pictures of the Fossanova Abbey in Sonnino. It is quite beautiful. I never get tired of visiting...and it has a great little cafe as well!

Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova in Latinium

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Sonnino - Le Torce 2005 (The Torches)

The 2005 pictures of "Le Torce" are up on the site. Great work by Candidio on getting these up so quickly. Click on the link below to view them (the link says 2004 but is really for 2005).

Sonnino - Torce 2004

Monday, May 09, 2005

Sonnino in WWII: 339th Infantry

This is account of Sonnino's role in WWII. The region of Lazio saw a lot of action. Sonnino is mentioned in the last paragraph. The photo of Sonnino in the post before was taken by an American solider.

339th Infantry in WW2 Page 2 -Battle of Tremensuoli

Sonnino in 1940's Posted by Hello

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Sonnino Blog, Now In Italian!

I've added a link to BabbleFish translations at the bottom of the blog. Just click on the language (flag) you would like to read the blog in and it will translate it for you in a couple of seconds. The translations aren't perfect but they're better than I could do. Enjoy.

The Dialects of Italy

Here is some interesting information about the dialects through-out Italy. Maybe we should start a Sonninese dictionary/list of words/sayings. God knows I could use it. � The Dialects of Italy

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Mentuccia: The classic Sonninese Herb

I don't know if this is a staple in other people's kitchens, beacuse it sure is in ours. If it's a holiday or family gathering, you know there is going to be artichokes with mentuccia. Here's a description of it. Anybody have any good recipes?:

ROMAN MINT (Mentuccia)
Labiatae/ Calamintha officinalis
Similar to the mint available in America, but smaller and with a stronger taste and perfume.
Other Information: Scientifically known as melissa officinalis, wild mint looks and smells similar to lemon leaves, but unlike the latter grows wild in meadows. It is used in the Roman specialty Carciofi alla romana and for marinades.

Monday, May 02, 2005

A Sonninese Meeting Place

So I'm hoping that this blog can be a meeting ground for those Sonninese scattered around the world. You can email pictures, updates from recent trips to Sonnino/Lazio, or look for relatives. Maybe even bring us back a little of that amazing Sonnino olive oil! Basically it's what we all make of let's get started.

Live Italy Radio Stations

Here is a link to a great list of Italian language radio stations. I'm currently enjoying the traffic report on RADIO24.

Mike's Radio World: Live Italy Radio Stations

Free Translation into Italian

Here's a free translation service that I've used when writing letters. It's not completely accurate but works well enough and it's free.

Free Translation and Professional Translation Services