Genzano di Lucania 21


Genzano di Lucania


Welcome to our page 21, Genzano di lucania
You are invited to read these memories of my home town;
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This is an aerial photo of Genzano di Lucania, showing part of the old town, if you observe closely you will see that the fountain shown here under, is at the bottom right hand side of the picture.

This large trough above is part of the fountain Cavallina, I believe that the name of this fountain Cavallina was given to this fountain because this large trough was used to let the horses drink and it was handy when leaving or coming back to town.

This is an ancient fountain that supplied the town of Genzano in the very old days, it has been rebuilt like this hundreds of years ago. What is shown here is only part of the complex, at the top of the fountain is the statue of the goddess of plenty
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So, let me welcome all those who would like to read these articles in Hub Pages, perhaps some readers would like to read them just to remember the town that they came from, others would read them just because it is a new article and are curious of its content, whatever it is let us hope that it is interesting enough for you to read.

Now let me explain the situation here, since I am an Italian born in this town of Genzano di Lucania, I suppose that most of my town people would have liked to see this article written in Italian, but that has not been possible for a couple of reasons, first of all because our computer programs are in English and therefore it would be hard to write in another language other than English, the other reason is that the English language has a very large audience, so, I am saying sorry to our Italian friends, I am sorry that my hub pages are written in English, but it is easier for me as I happen to be in Australia, however I am also writing a blog in blogger about Genzano and this is the link; http://genzanoit.blogspot.com, you can visit it there is a lot more about this Genzano town written in that blog, there are also a few pages written in Italian, in the page section.

Now let me introduce myself again in this hub, so that my countrymen could know who I am, my name is, Francesco Menchise and I was born and lived in Genzano di Lucania when I was young, So I would like to salute all those who remember me, since I remember most of you even today; greetings and all the best to you all. While I am writing this article I feel that I miss something and I wish I could see you all once again even if it is for a short while.

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We hope that in this article we would be able to talk about all the interesting things of Genzano di Lucania and for those that don't know where Genzano di Lucania is, you will find a Google map here under to help you find it; here-under is also my welcome text and a few links about Genzano and all you have to do is click on these links to see their content; and other things. We wish you that our hub brings to you joy and understanding and remembrance of Genzano di Lucania that is if you happen to come from this town and if you are not from this town just enjoy your reading anyhow.

Here are some interesting links:


Here under is another Video of a concert at this fountain


And again a feast of this Madonna showing it in the old town


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Welcome to Genzano di Lucania


Genzano di Lucania


Welcome, you are invited to browse as long as you like, it is free.

Let me welcome you again to read about my native town, yes Genzano di Lucania, is my native town, because this is the town where I was born. So I hope that in this hub I will be able to describe to you the best way possible my home town where I was born and where I lived when I was young, so that you may understand me better when I am talking about my home town, my life story and those events that were taking place when I was young. So I hope that I would be able to find some photos of my town on the Internet to show you as much as I can.

Let me explain, just to make it easy to see what this hub is all about hereunder are some links, please point to the link and then click on the links as prompted by your computer.

Genzano di Lucania, Youtube link, I say it is an excellent video to start with.



For more information click on the links below:



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Genzano soccer field


As we all know, in Italy one of the main sports that everybody follows is what we call here soccer, so most town have their soccer field, also Genzano di Lucania has its own soccer field, which the inhabitant would be proud to show you; of course there are lot of other things to see in Genzano, but let us start to show you some photos; as we all know Italian people love soccer, so, Genzano as far as I remember has had a soccer team, and today they have a proper soccer field as well. We need to say here that when I was a teenager there was not a soccer field yet, anyone that was interested in soccer had to wait after the wheat harvest to get the soccer field going for that season. After the wheat harvest in a field at the outskirt of the town they would flatten the ground level enough to play for that season. It was okay then just the same, because in Southern Italy in summer is usually very dry, so the soccer matches were on just the same, but there were times when a thunder storm would come and ruin the sporting event. I remember this because it happened to me when I was very young, we all had to run and find shelter wherever we could at the nearest houses in town, we got wet, but it was fun.



Old Genzano photos


Now let me show you an aerial photos of the oldest part of Genzano town: This first photo here shows you the oldest part of Genzano, which is very ancient and there are a few stories how this town was started, so we may have a couple of stories to tell how it came about; So, let me say this, in my later hubs there will be a story or two written how this town was started from people living nearby perhaps in caves or other make shift dwellings. Anyhow one has to look at the history of the region to understand the way these old towns were built in the past. In the article shown in this link; Now let me show you an aerial photos of the oldest part of Genzano town: This first photo here shows you the oldest part of Genzano, which is very ancient and there are a few stories how this town was started, so we may have a couple of stories to tell how it came about; So, let me say this, in my later hubs there will be a story or two written how this town was started from people living nearby perhaps in caves or other make shift dwellings.

Anyhow one has to look at the history of the region to understand the way that these old towns were built in the past. In this link shown here; The town I came from, there are a few things and a few photos showing what we mean.



About Genzano and about me


Now let me introduce myself who I am: My real name is Francesco Menchise and I migrated to Australia a very long time ago, but I have never forgotten my original home town of Genzano, therefore now as you can see I am writing my memories of my life and therefore also my home town. Now, since I am writing this article to talk about the town where I came from, I would appreciate very much if any of my countrymen (paesani Genzanesi) that come across this article would like to leave a comment, and also anyone with a family name Menchise I would appreciate if they leave a comment, since there are reasons to believe that all people in the world with their family name Menchise are originally from the town of Genzano di Lucania; so, come on let us hear from you all, I will appreciate it very much. I am sure that some of you who left Genzano old enough would remember thing like this feast, (festa della Madonna) See photos.

In my life memories I will be writing several things about Genzano whenever the occasion arises, I would also be writing all those hear say and stories that went around town while I lived in Genzano when I was young, perhaps what I am going to say here might very well surprise even a modern Genzanese person since thing have changed a lot in the last 50 years or so, therefore don’t be surprised if you learn something from me about my original home town of Genzano di Lucania in these articles.

Other stuff


In Genzano there are many good thing including pretty girls, just look at this pretty face here:

I know I had to leave all those things behind when I migrated to Australia, but anyhow I still keep them in my mind as you can see.

Now that I have talked to you about my native town of Genzano, let me tell you a bit more about myself and what I am going to write in Hub Pages, you see I have already published a few articles, where I am writing about my memories and other things as well; you are all invited to check them out and here are the links, please click on the links below to view and read our (articles) hubs:







Genzano twin town


My dearer readers and Genzanesi folks I have to say that while I was looking for Genzano di Lucania on the Internet, I have found on the Internet also Genzano di Roma, which is a larger town and seems to be important in art, so allow me to introduce you to this artistic town including what I found on You tube videos, here is a link to see and enjoy ballet with the several links that are attached to it.

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