Aliano, Carlo Levi's Tomb

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Comments (8)

Ian @ Wilmar on July 22, 2007

Mia posizione is OK. Look at cimitero. Ian

luxing on July 25, 2007

Hi Ian excuse me: it is not very important, but I think you your photo in a wrong position. The tomb of Carlo Levi is looking forward Aliano from North side. if your photo is digital you can control the hour. I think you took it in the afternoon. Excuse for my insistence. I'm from Bari and I appreciate very much your photos of my country. Pierluigi

Ian @ Wilmar on September 28, 2007

I see you're from Bari. I've just read a book by Gianrico Carofiglio, "A Walk in the Dark", set in Bari I was there last year. I don't know why I never took any photos of the mountains of salt! Ian

luxing on October 3, 2007

Hi Ian, unfortunately I've never read any book of Carofiglio, so I don't know anything about mountains of salt. Maybe he writes about saltwork near Trinitapoli, about 80 km NW from Bari. You can find it at 41°24'37.69"N 16° 2'30.21"E. Pierluigi

Ian @ Wilmar on October 8, 2007

You are correct! After I posted the last comment I remembered looking on Google Earth for these salt hills near Bari and not being able to find them, so I followed a line up the coast and there they are, just as you say. That had been a long day for me whan I drove past them. I went on to Grotte di Castellana and Alberobello, then all the way down past Metaponto and stopped for the night at Scanzano Ionica. What a wonderful country Italy is! Ian

luxing on November 30, 2007

Hi Ian, I've met Gianenrico Carofiglio who was promoving his last book and I've been impressed. He is pleasant and has a great capacity to comunicate his feeling. So I've bought his first book. At the moment I've not read all, but I like it. Therefore I thank you for lovong my country. From your name, and your photos, I think you are from Scotland. I too, love Scotland that remember me my first travel abroad when I was young. I visited Edinburgh during Festival. Some year later I returned with my wife and my son. Pierluigi

Ian @ Wilmar on December 15, 2007

I am originally from London, but yes, I have lived en Scosezze for vinti anni. I used to live in Edinburgh, but now live in a village si chiama Skelmorlie. I am learning Italian at Glasgow University, but molto lento!! I have just read a wonderful book by an Englishman, David Yeadon, about the year he lived in Aliano. I have beside me a foto grande of my Quaint House picture; every time I look at it I want to return. I'm coming to Sorrento for three weeks next July, and then off to the Grand Canyon again, so it's unlikely I'll be back in Basilicata or Apulia in 2008. Ian

vinpeter on March 5, 2013

I also read David Yeardon's book Basilicatta and was so excited that I had to visit Aliano and pay my tributes to Carlos Levi. He was a wonderful man. I met a few people in Aliano and am sure that I am now a better person. Vin North Carolina USA

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  • Uploaded on March 24, 2007
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    by luxing
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2006/10/15 17:43:49
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