People come from all over the world to visit Civita di Bagnoregio, an island of golden red tufa, laying upon white  clay. Because of heavy hydro-geological erosion, tufa here turns into cleaves and badlands. The phenomenon has transformed the landscape into something reminiscent of a dantean circle, with the earth slowly crumbling, as if consumed by a slow illness.



Italian phrase of the day
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Solo una crisi - reale o percepita - produce un vero cambiamento. Quando si verifica quella crisi, le azioni intraprese dipendono dalle idee che circolano intorno. Questa, credo, è la nostra funzione fondamentale: sviluppare alternative alle politiche esistenti, mantenerle vive e disponibili fino a quando l'impossibile politicamente diventa politicamente inevitabile. - Milton Friedman, un economista americano che nel 1976 ricevette il premio Nobel in Scienze economiche. Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable. ― Milton Friedman, an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. English