Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Welcome to Genzano di Lucania

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and this post, welcome to Genzano di Lucania
Welcome to Genzano di Lucania

This is the oldest part of Genzano di Lucania town, as you can see it has been built on a high hill between two chasms; in the old times this was done for safety reasons.

In Southern Italy, as well in other parts of the world they have religious feasts. This statue here is The Madonna statue that is taken around town when there is this feast of the Madonna.

Welcome to Genzano di Lucania

Dear readers; let me welcome you again to read about my native town, as we all know every one of us is proud of our own heritage, and so am I of course and I am proud to say that  Genzano di Lucania, is my native town, because this is the town where I was born. So I hope that in this post 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 many other things in the future including my home town, my life story and those events that were taking place when I was young, which made me what I am today. Now apart what I have said, I hope also that I would be able to find some photos of my town on the Internet to show you as much as I can.
Now let me explain, just to make it easy to see what this hub is all about and what Genzano can offer to those that don’t know much about this part of the world, hereunder are some links, please point to the link and then click on the links as prompted by your computer, if you see a few of them, you may start to have the right opinion about this place.
Genzano di Lucania, Youtube link, I say it is an excellent video to start with.
For more information click on the links below:

Genzano soccer field

Now what else I can say that would be of interest to other people in general. I suppose that we should look at those things that most people follow during their lives and one of these is sport. 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 proper 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; 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 posts 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 hearsay 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

Now that I have talked a bit about my native town of Genzano, let me tell you a bit more about myself and what I am going to write in these posts, 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.
Anyhow I believe that I have said enough in this post about both Genzanos, so see you our next post, where we will be talking about, Genzano di Lucania history.