In Japan, comics are recognised as an art form in a fully authorial sense. They are not a niche interest limited to a small and specific readership, quite the opposite: in the Land of the Rising Sun, Manga are considered worthy of the same serious consideration as, for example, literary fiction and they represent an important tool of collective catharsis through which the structures of reality are decoded and processed. It is no surprise, then, that a Manga series such as Kami no Shizuku (Drops...

THE BRIDGE Once again, it has been a very long day. Every second of it was lived to the full. Cell phones have run out of juice, even the phone chargers look tired from having fulfilled their duty countless times. His shirt has long lost its freshly-ironed morning crispness, looks like it has had enough of being tucked in and straightened up for the millionth time. - I can’t wait to get to the hotel- he tells her. – Me too – replies Romina, his wife. They...

We don’t know if, after so many years, Luigi Rubino has a clear memory of the first time he set foot with his father onto the land of Jaddico. Like all children, he had yet to gain full knowledge of his future passions and aspirations. He couldn’t know that the person he’d become would be inseparable from this deep, sandy soil kissed by the sea. The same soil, that of the area lying just north of his hometown of Brindisi, his future self would touch, study, breathe in...

How was harvest 2016? Many people ask, mindful of the heavy rains that have affected some areas of Salento in the second week of September. A few days after completing the operations in the vineyard,  we decided to listen from the voice of Luigi Rubino, the balance of this  troubled vintage. Surprises are right behind the door. "First, it is worth specifying that we cannot use the word troubled for harvest 2016 - says the founder of Tenute Rubino - We had heavy rainfall from September 5 to 10, but until then, the weather conditions...

Happiness is at home in the streets of Ceglie Messapica. Back to the Festival of Games and traditions, organized by the very active boys of Casarmonica, cultural association which since last year has also been involved in the animation of our Womens' harvest. Casarmonica manages more than 150 volunteers who, for the duration of the long weekend (starting today, June 16), will organize the games along the streets of the old town. Their work is essential to allow acrobats, break dancers, parkour and skaters from all over the world to showcase their...