The war on the terrible worldwide spread of covid-19 is played mainly through personal behavior and with the response of our immune system through the great role of antibodies. This is the plot of a story in episodes that in Italy is involving many schools and students. Everything takes place through blogs and social networks. This beautiful and engaging initiative was launched by a young and lively publishing company, Funtasy, which specializes in innovative activities for the schools and children.

Funtasy Publishing is proposing to the Italian kids and schools a story in episodes, entitled “The day when Cattivirus was knocked out” (Cattivirus means “bad virus“). The aim is to involve teachers, families and children in an activity during the national coronavirus emergency days. The story that I wrote – illustrated by Eleonora Moretti – in each episode proposes the invitation to make drawings. The initiative is having great success, with thousands of drawings sent to Funtasy and Okay! magazine. There is a desire in children to beat the virus, Cattivirus, with everyone’s commitment. Because this battle is not won individually, but all together.

Here are some of the drawings received from Italian Schools: the theme is: “Antibodies against covid-19”  For info:


La guerra alla terribile diffusione mondiale del covid-19 è giocata soprattutto attraverso i comportamenti personali e con la risposta del nostro sistema immunitario attraverso il grande ruolo degli anticorpi. Questa la trama di una storia a puntate che in Italia sta coinvolgendo tantissime scuole e studenti. Tutto si svolge attraverso blog e i social network. Questa bellissima e coinvolgente iniziativa è stata lanciata da una giovane e vivace compagnia editrice, Funtasy, specializzata in attività innovative per il mondo della scuola e dei ragazzi.

Fantasy sta proponendo ai ragazzi italiani una storia a puntate, intitolata “Il giorno in cui Cattivirus finì ko”. L’obiettivo è quello di coinvolgere docenti, famiglie e bambini in una attività durante le giornate di emergenza nazionale del coronavirus. La storia, illustrata da Eleonora Moretti, in ogni puntata propone l’invito di realizzare disegni. L’iniziativa sta avendo un grande successo. C’è la voglia nei ragazzi di battere il virus, Cattivirus, con l’impegno di tutti. Perchè questa battaglia non si vince singolarmente, ma tutti insieme. Ecco alcuni dei disegni pervenuti dai ragazzi italiani.


History and memory are important, because they not only communicate to us what we have been, but they open windows on the future. This is the meaning of the Museum of ancient Parchements  which the Municipal Administration of Bianchi (Cosenza, Calabria, South Italy) intends to increasingly enhance and promote, as confirmed by the mayor prof. Pasquale Taverna, and the deputy mayor, Rino Pascuzzo.

Mayor and deputy mayor accompanied me on a visit to the Museum, which is a full part of Bianchi’s history and originally formed thanks to the noble Accattatis family, to which it is named. The origin of Bianchi – around the year 1600 – is linked to the arrival of some families, including the Accattatis, who had moved from nearby Scigliano to the territory of Bianchi.

Exactly 200 years ago, in 1820, Bianchi was recognized as an autonomous municipality with its own civil status registers. And it is significant that the Municipal Administration, precisely in coincidence of this anniversary, has decided to revive and redevelop the spaces of the Museum of the Scrolls, which was established in 1984 on the proposal of the deceased cav. Luigi Elvio Accattatis, grandson of the famous academic Luigi Accattatis, author among other things of the Calabrian dialectal vocabulary. In 2004 the private writing scheme was approved for the donation of the historical archive of the Accattatis family to the Municipality of Bianchi and the “Museum of Scrolls and Historical Documents” was established.
In the Civic Museum of the Municipality of Bianchi it is possible to admire ancient parchments that are of considerable historical value. The most important documents date back to the 17th century and others even to the 16th century; there are also some scrolls signed by Charles V of Spain, others by Frederick II and Frederick IV of the Aragonese, a papal bull signed by Benedict XII. Among the historical documents, some notary deeds of 1198 and 1221 of the empress Constance are very interesting.

The Museum offers an excursus on local history and past events through the testimonies contained in the parchments of the protagonists of the time. It is an interesting historical documentation that testifies to the cultural trace in Bianchi’s history. Some parchments have been exhibited at the “Exhibition of the ancient books in Calabria” set up at the National Library of Cosenza. Rare bibliographic and artistic works that have contributed to enriching the historical value of the exhibition.



© Photos by Roberto Alborghetti

Despite the prohibitions – and in the bitter cold of these early January mornings: the temperature is at – 3/4 degrees! – there are those who challenge climbing and allow themselves a bath in the warm and sulphurous waters of Fosso Bianco, a marvel of nature in Bagni San Filippo, in the territory of Castiglione d’Orcia, on the slopes of Amiata (Siena), in Tuscany. The white rock, which looks like snow, draws evocative and incomparable images. It is a magical and fascinating place that enchants the eyes and the mind. It is a continuous destination for tourists and visitors, who find in this unique glimpse of Tuscany an oasis of peace and well-being. The show is guaranteed. It really seems to be on the snowy slopes of the Alps.

For nature lovers the Fosso Bianco is the perfect place, a stream in the woods at the confluence of several hot springs in a series of pools where where you can swim all the year long and enjoy the special limestone formations that for their shapes have inspired the evocative such names as ‘the white whale’ or ‘the glacier’.

Bagni San Filippo is a small village of the Val D’Orcia in southern Tuscany. Historically known for its thermal water, it is the ideal destination for an intimate and relaxing SPA vacation. The resort Terme San Filippo features a swimming pool Hotel and wellness centre. Exceptional SPA and beauty  treatments are offered thanks to the use of all-natural sulphurous water, its sediments and mud.  Because of its location on the slopes of Mount Amiata on the edge of Val d’Orcia, Bagni San Filippo is the ideal base for visiting the many attractions of southern Tuscany, tasting local products and fine wines.


20190109_131409Nonostante i divieti – e nel freddo pungente di queste mattinate di inizio gennaio: la temperatura è a – 3 gradi – c’è chi si sfida nelle arrampicate e si concede un bagno nelle acque calde e sulfuree del Fosso Bianco, meraviglia della natura a Bagni San Filippo, in territorio di Castiglione d’Orcia, sulle pendici dell’Amiata (Siena), in Toscana. La roccia bianca, che sembra neve, disegna immagini suggestive e incomparabili. E’ un luogo magico ed affascinante, che incanta gli occhi e la mente. E’ meta continua di turisti e visitatori, che trovano in questo singolare scorcio di Toscana, una oasi di pace e di benessere. Lo spettacolo è assicurato. Sembra davvero di essere sulle piste innevate delle Alpi.


A rich schedule to celebrate Christmas in Ferrara (Emilia Romagna, Italy): markets, lights, shows and many events for kids, in a joyful atmosphere. During holidays, the centre of Ferrara livens up thanks to funny and traditional events which transform the rigorous aspect of the Renaissance city in an immense open stage for the amusement of both adults and children. The lighting of the suggestive illuminations and of the big Christmas Tree in the church square of Piazza Cattedrale at the beginning of December is welcomed by an appreciated ceremony which inaugurates holidays, Christmas shopping and fun.

Street markets, music events, games for children and travelling choirs welcome visitors during Christmas and New Year’s Day Holidays. Santas liven up the squares of the city with funny shows and small booths sell mulled wine, chestnuts and hot chocolate.  At the street corners, in the churches and in the squares Christmas cribs propose the scene of Nativity in original versions to be admired. The most appreciated one is the Crib on the Water, mounted on Christmas Eve by the Underwater Group of Ferrara in the landing stage of the Estense Castle.

The setting up of the new Christmas Tree is about one of the central themes of Holiday events in Ferrara: sustainability. From 2016, in fact,  Christmas and New Year’s programme has gained the ISO 20121 certification as a Sustainable Event. In front of the Cathedral, with its scenic cover designed by Lorenzo Cutuli, a 16-meters tree donated by the town of Lizzano in Belvedere will be decorated with an inspiration about “recycle”. The lighting of the tree, with a real light cascade, will begin with a show by high school pupils, who will perform dance and music.

Dancing Fountains show will be performed with live music in Piazza Castello, with the Philarmonic Band Ludovico Ariosto – città di Ferrara, with more than 45 members, directed by M° Stefano Caleffi.  The famous “listone”, in Piazza Trento Trieste, will turn into a Christmas Market for tourists and citizens during the festivity period, with arts and crafts, typical products,  and Christmas gifts. To stay updated, it is possible to follow their profile: @festadelregalo and the hashtags: #festadelregalo and #festadelregaloferrara.

Every year, a unique New Year’s Day provided with spectacular scenarios which attracts large numbers of visitors is organized in the great Piazza del Castello in Ferrara. The party begins with the concert of international bands and singers which attracts thousand of visitors every year. At midnight is the fascinating show of the “Fire of the Castle”: from the towers of the historic residence of the Estensi family guests can admire gold, silver and colourful jets and the Castle gradually transforms into a great red, gold and silver fire, a suggestive and unforgettable show which takes visitors’ breath away. And then music, balls, panettone, sparkling white wine and mulled wine.

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Videoclip in HD, High Definition (to watch it, click on 720 p HD on the tool bar of Animoto window) about the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus”, project by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, Bartons PLC, ACT GROUP. After the successful events of March 2015 in Nottingham ( UK ), the short film premiere will take place on October 24-25 in Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and the Municipality of Piancastagnaio ( Siena ).

A party from UK, promoted by ACT Group, Marysia Zipser and Corymbus Tour Operator will join the events. For the occasion, Roberto Alborghetti and fashion designer and artist Mitrani Yarden will present a new project (HOPES) for art, fashion and design, with a great creation of haute couture inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film.

“Can you believe that this art is from an old bus ?”. Soundtrack: J.S. Bach, from Toccata in D minor ( J.Brown ).

THE GHOST BUS Toscana - Copia - Copia





There was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell.

Avviene un gran terremoto, e un decimo della città crolla.



Sciarpa di seta /Silk scarf – Crepe de Chine

Edizione limitata / Limited edition

63 x 170

In collaboration with BRUNO BOGGIA DISEGNI – COMO


2011, Tela / Canvas/ Mixed media




My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful Lenno town.

The Baptistery stands 50 meters from the lake shore and it’s considered one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy.  Dedicated to St. John (The Baptist) it was built in the 11th Century. Its octagonal structure looks incredibly simple and essential: we see a squared bell tower and an apse pointed to north. The vault, the portal with three archs, fragments of medieval frescos and a baroque pictorial cycle are other interesting elements of the temple.

The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project, included 3 silk scarves (limited edition) I created in collaboration with textiles designer Bruno Boggia and his Studio in Como. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake  Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.



This is the trailer about my upcoming solo exhibition “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ which will take place in a beautiful setting: the amazing Romanesque Baptistery of St. John (XI Century) in Lenno, Lake Como, Italy. My show is scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5 (free entrance). The temple stands  50 meters from the lake shore and  it is considered one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy. 

Trailer sulla mia imminente mostra “Colori di un’Apocalisse” in programma presso l’antico Battistero romanico di S.Giovanni (XI secolo) a Lenno, sul Lago di Como. L’esposizione si terrà nei giorni 3-4-5 Luglio 2015 (ingresso libero). Il suggestivo monumento romanico , che si trova a pochi metri dalla riva del lago, è considerato uno dei più straordinari esempi dell’architettura romanica dell’Italia Settentrionale. 


Videoclip Credits: Lenght 2′; Created by Roberto Alborghetti; Soundtrack: “The God of Drow”, by Audiomachine (score from the forthcoming short-film “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015”).