Genzano di Lucania
Opening welcome to my native town article
Welcome to our article, (21) Genzano di Lucania
Dear readers, you see, I was born and grown in this town of Genzano di Lucania, so, I am going to write about it, and you are invited to read my memories of my home town. I believe that everyone of us, has their own memories about the town they were born and lived their young lives; so, allow me to write about my native town.
Genzano Remembrance Park, its coloured fish pond and pine trees
Genzano, fountain Cavallina and horse trough
My native town of Genzano di Lucania
Welcome to our article (21), Genzano di Lucania
Dear readers, let me tell you about my native town of Genzano di Lucania, because I was born and grown in this town. Now, since I am writing my life story, I am going to write about it. My native town of Genzano, is a normal small town in Southern Italy. Anyhow, I hope that some readers that have emigrated themselves, like to read this article, to remember the town that they came from.
Now, allow me to explain the situation to our readers, since I am an Italian born and grew in this town of Genzano di Lucania, I suppose that most of my town people would have liked to see this article written in Italian; but that has not been possible to do for a couple of reasons, first because our computer programs are in English, therefore, it is hard to write in another language other than English, because the computer will mark those writing as being wrong.
The other reason is that the English language has a very large audience, and there are a lot of migrated Italians that speak English now. So, I have decided to write them in English, because it is easier for me; however, I am also writing a blog at, http://genzanoit.blogspot.com, there are a few pages written in Italian, in the page section and links that helps see other things about this town, including articles that have been written from native writers.
Now let me introduce myself in this article, so that my countrymen know who I am, my name is, Francesco Menchise and I was born and lived in Genzano di Lucania when I was young, So, I want to salute all those who remember me, since I remember most of you even today; greetings and all the best to you all my friends. I must say that while I am writing this article, I wish I could see you once again even if it is for a short while, you see even today after a very long time I feel homesick, well not really homesick, but I would like to be back there once again, just to see the people that I know and what has happened since I left town.
We hope that in this article, we can talk about interesting things of Genzano di Lucania. Now for those that don't know where Genzano di Lucania is, you will find a Google map here under to help you find it; here-under is also my welcome text and a few links about Genzano and all you have to do is click on these links to see their content.
Google Southern Italy map around Genzano
Musical band parading in Genzano
Genzano fountain Cavallina
Welcome to Genzano di Lucania
Let me welcome you again to read about my native town of Genzano di Lucania, because this is the town where I was born and where I lived when I was young, I am writing about this town, so that you would understand better my life story and those events that were taking place in this town when I was young. Anyhow, I hope that I can find photos of my town on the Internet to show you as much as I can.
Now, hereunder are some links, please click on the links as prompted by your computer.
Genzano di Lucania, YouTube link, I say it is an excellent video to start with.
Let us hope that these links work for our readers, anyhow there are other things that we want to show you starting with Genzano soccer field.
Genzano one old soccer team
Genzano soccer field
In Italy one of the main sports that everybody follows is what we call here soccer, so, most towns have their soccer field. Genzano di Lucania has its own soccer field too, which the inhabitant would be proud to show you beside other things; but let us start to show you some photos, since the Italian people love soccer; as far as I remember Genzano 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 real 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, 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 thunderstorm would come and ruin the sporting event. I remember this because it happened to me when I was 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. This is how I remember these soccer matches and the old soccer fields.
Some aerial Genzano photos
Talking about old Genzano town photos
In this article there will be several photos that we will paste in when we find them. Anyhow, let me show you an aerial photo: 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, in my later articles 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; today there are a few theories that have been written recently, from local writers and one of these writers in this link, Scrittori e poeti, this link is for those that can read Italian as they are written in Italian, if the link works click on the writer Ettore Lorito he has written perhaps the real story about Genzano origin and why this town was called Genzano, so, my own explanation here-under may or may not be correct, however it is my point of view.
Anyhow, one must look at the history of the region to understand the way these old towns were built in the past, and from there, imagine the possibilities and write about them if you think you are close to the truth. See this link shown here; The town I came from, there are a few things and a few photos showing what we mean.
Feast of Maria Santissima delle Grazie in Genzano
About Genzano and about me
Anyhow, as I have said, my name is Francesco Menchise born and grown in Genzano di Lucania and I migrated to Australia a long time ago, but I have never forgotten my original home town of Genzano, therefore, now I am writing the memories of my life and my home town. Now, since I am writing this article to talk about the town where I came from, I would appreciate if any of my countrymen that come across this article writes a comment, and 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.
In my life memories I will be writing several things about Genzano whenever the occasion arises, I will be writing all those hearsay and stories that went around town while I lived in Genzano when I was young. I am going to write about the most important events that happen in Genzano like this feast, (festa della Madonna) See photos. What I am going to say here can surprise even a modern Genzano person since things 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 hometown of Genzano di Lucania in these articles.
Beautiful sights, Cavallina fountain, Genzano
Homesick and some other stuff
We who migrated from our native hometowns, we will always feel home sick, so, we remember all those things that we have left behind, therefore, in Genzano there are good things to remember; but I had to leave all those things behind when I migrated to Australia, anyhow I still keep them in my mind even today.
Now that I have talked to you about my native town of Genzano, let me tell you a bit more about myself and what I am going to write in Hub Pages, you see I have already published a few articles, where I am writing about my memories and other things as well; please click on the links below to view and read our articles:
An old man story, Midway introduction life story, Our life observations, Wine making the old ways, Genzano Greek Chasm chapter, My farm life experience, 2, Genzano Greek chasm and Madonna story, My first farm life experience
These are some of the articles that I have written and published in this domain called Hub Pages.
Another photo of Genzano di Lucania
Genzano twin town
My dear readers and Genzano 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; but that does not matter, because it is not my native town.
Anyhow, I believe that I have said enough in this article, so, see you in our next article, Genzano the Lucania history.
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