The territorial context of the Tagghjate
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OLD GEOLOGICAL SITES TO PRESERVE THEIR MEMORY
THE TERRITORIAL CONTEXT OF THE TAGGHJATE
THE DISTRICT OF MONTE BELVEDERE-SANT'ELIA-MONTEDORONE THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SAN GIORGIO JONICO, ROCCAFORZATA AND FAGGIANO
(edited by: Prof. G.nni Carafa)
THE RETURN TO THE HISTORICAL CENTER
With a partial turnaround on Via C. Battisti you enter Via XXI Aprile which suddenly widens from the initial bottleneck flanking the church of SS. Immaculate (a construction of the thirties of the last century) and then open onto the churchyard of the latter. Before continuing, Via Rossini deserves a brief visit, which crosses Via XXI Aprile in the right half of this. It is short, narrow and lonely and until recently it still retained all the whiteness of a humble, simple, almost preserved, intact building. Of particular value are the facades of the houses at street numbers 1 and 3 with their canonical composition of a single door, window and two entrance steps; the unusual curved frames on the windows are significant (Photo nos. 69-70).
Photo nr. 69 - Via Rossini, number 1
Photo nr. 70 - Via Rossini, number 3
We can now continue along Via Immacolata. The widening that the street makes around the churchyard of the same name (Photo n. 71-72) is mainly characterized in the right part (of the one who looks at the church from the front), where a series of openings crown a space in front that was once a vivid occasion of good neighborhood and peasantness also due to the presence of the old public fountain shaded by the superb foliage of an “ei fu” eucalyptus (Photo nr. 73).
Photo nr. 71 - Via Immacolata, churchyard
Photo nr. 72 - Church of Maria SS. Immaculate
Photo nr. 73 - Via Immacolata, public fountain
Continuing along the endless stairways and galleries of Via Immacolata (Photo nr. 74) leads us, in the turn to the left, in Via Malta, (we are now very close to Piazza San Giorgio, the beginning of our excursion). The street winds its way between an adjacent building. A short turn to the right and here is Via T. Como - where there was another old public oven - and again, Vico Maggiore, then, Via Maggiore (we are behind the former municipal building) which, squeezed between tall buildings, reveals in both the extreme leaders out of the intimate heart of the community (Photo nr. 75).
Photo nr. 74 - Via Immacolata, stairways and galleries
The widening on the left deserves particular attention (for us kids of the past, former Alfonso dei biliardi) as well as, at the opposite end, the view of the terraced balcony (adjacent to the De Marco family) at the back of the Caramia noble building in Via XI February ( Photo n. 76-77) .With a fleeting glance at the intersection of the Via Pio XI climb we recognize the churchyard of the mother church SS. Mary of the People. We just have to go along Via Isonzo, Via Panteca and we are again in Piazza San Giorgio.
Photo nr. 75 - Via Maggiore
Photo nr. 76 - Via XI Marzo, Palazzo Caramia
Photo nr. 77 - Via XI Marzo, Palazzo Caramia, shelves
The visit of the historic center can basically be considered concluded even if, to be honest, a last chance would be even a little further on: Vico Cadorna (Photo nos. 78-79) which we leave to the free enterprise of the most willing.
Photo nr. 78 - Vico Cadorna
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