Monthly Archives June 2019

A Strada Antica

This is a memory trail and millenary path, connecting the coastal plains of Purtichju to the Altu Taravu – handed down from prehistoric times. Beginning at Purtichju near the old medieval hamlet of Frassu, followed by the Col Saint Georges and Bocca di San Ghjorghju – it joins the old road from Ajaccio that used to connect the villages to the city and the lands of the plain. After crossing Bocca di Lera, significant crossroads, it then arrives near the Casteddu di Bozzi, an important feudal castle – situated precisely at a strategic point in order to control the territory, and the road network. It then continues to Tassu, near a Bronze Age castle and also a menhir – joining Bocca di Vizziluca, linking Bastelica and the Prunelli Valley...

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Marie Bonaparte: Princesse and Pioneer of Psychoanalysis

Marie Bonaparte, known as ‘Princess Bonaparte’, was the great-granddaughter of Lucien Bonaparte and granddaughter of Pierre Bonaparte (nephew of Napoléon I). She was born on July 2nd, 1882 in Saint-Cloud. She stated: ‘If anyone writes my life, may it be named by ‘the last Bonaparte’, for that is what I am – my cousins from the imperial branch are only Napoléon’. After her mother’s death, she was raised by nannies and her paternal grandmother, Princess Pierre. Reading and writing become her passions, fleeing from childhood melancholy – she writes in English and German. Her mundane life began in 1905, and in 1906 she met King George I of Greece, and marries the second son George, on September 12th, 1907...

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