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 The stories in this page might not be as amazing as we would like them to be, but they are real life stories. 

         This page will be about the town I came from Genzano di Lucania (1)

Genzano di Lucania

Welcome to my article, Genzano di Lucania

You are invited to read my memories of my home town;

Let me welcome all those who would like to read my articles in Hub Pages; now let me explain, since I am an Italian born 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, so, I am saying sorry to my Italian friends, I am sorry that my hub pages are written in English, but it is easier for me as I happen to be in Australia, however I am also writing a blog in blogger about Genzano and this is the link; http://genzanoit.blogspot.com

Now let me introduce myself again in this hub, so that my countrymen could 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 would like to salute all those who remember me, since I remember most of you even today; greetings and all the best to you all. While I am writing this article I feel that I miss something and I wish I could see you all once again.

In this article we will be talking about all the good things of Genzano di Lucania and 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-undrer 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; and other things. We wish you that our hub brings to you joy and understanding and remembrance of Genzano di Lucania that is if you happen to come from this town and if you are not from this town just enjoy your reading anyhow.

Here are some interesting links:

Travel Videos - Fountain cavallina, Genzano, Italy - The Compulsive ... 

  Genzano di Lucania

Welcome, you are invited to browse as long as you like, it is free.

Let me welcome you again to my native town, yes Genzano di Lucania is my native town, because this is the town where I was born. So I hope that in this hub I will be able to describe to you my home town where I was born and where I lived when I was young, so that you may understand me better when I am talking about my home town, my life story and those events that were taking place when I was young. So I hope that I would be able to find some photos of my town on the Internet to show you as much as I can.

The photos beside here; one is the old fountain called Cavallina, the one below is the old castle of Genzano di Lucania, now called the 'Municipio' and used as offices and town hall.  

Let me explain, just to make it easy to see what this hub is all about here-under are some links, please point to the link and then click on the links as prompted by your computer.

Genzano di Lucania, Youtube link, I say it is an excellent video to start with.



For more information click on the links below:


Genzano di Lucania - Basilicata - indettaglio.it

    Welcome to our website 

My name is Frank Menchise

and we are going to write in next few pages about the town I have come form, Genzano di Lucania 


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On the left church of Maria SS delle grazie.

At the top the corso, main street of Genzano dressed up with special lighting for the town feast.   

 Genzano corso, in this photo seems deserted, but it is one of the main street of Genzano, where today people stroll up and down all dressed up usually on Sunday afternoon

Church of the Sacred Heart, This church is called "Convento" It was once used as a monastery of the Franciscan moncks  


Genzano soccer field

Of course there are lot of other things to see in Genzano, but let us start to show you some photos; as we all know Italian people love soccer, so, Genzano has a soccer team and a soccer field nowadays. I have to say that when I was a teenager there was not a 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 then just the same, 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 thunder storm would come and ruin the sporting event. I remember this because it happened to me when I was very young, we all had to run and find shelter wherever we could at the nearest houses in town.   

 Old Genzano photos

Now let me show you an aerial photos of the oldest part of Genzano town: 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 we have couple of stories to tell how it came about; So, let me say this, in my later hubs 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.

 About Genzano and about me

Now let me introduce myself who I am: My real name is Francesco Menchise and I migrated to Australia a very long time ago, but I have never forgotten my original home town of Genzano, therefore now as you can see I am writing my memories of my life and therefore also my home town. Now, since I am writing this article to talk about the town where I came from, I would appreciate very much if any of my countrymen (paesani Genzanesi) that come across this article would like to leave a comment, and also anyone with a family name Menchise I would appreciate if they leave a comment, since all people in the world with their family name Menchise are originally from the town of Genzano di Lucania; so, come on let us hear from you all, I will appreciate it very much. I am sure that some of you who left Genzano old enough would remember thing like this feast, (festa della Madonna) See photos.

In my life memories I will be writing several things about Genzano whenever the occasion arises, I would also be writing all those hear say and stories that went around town while I lived in Genzano when I was young, perhaps what I am going to say her might very well surprise even a modern Genzanese person since thing 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 home town of Genzano di Lucania in my hubs.

 Other stuff

In Genzano there are many good thing including pretty girls, just look at this pretty face here:

I know I had to leave all those things behind when I migrated to Australia, but anyhow I still keep them in my mind as you can see.

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 writing in Hub Pages, you see I have already published a few articles, where I am writing about my memories and other things as well; you are all invited to check them out and here are the links, please click on the links below to view and read my (articles) hubs:

 An old man life story           A man life journey                  My life my struggles

 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

My farm life chapter, 3     My farm life chapter, 4            My farm life chapter, 5                                                                     

My farm life chapter, 6         Cheese making grandma way           

 Farming today compared to the old way                 Making ricotta my grandma way

 Genzano Cavallina twilight                    Genzano is the town I came from                               Genzano di Lucania history                   Strage in Genzano di Lucania  


 Genzano twin town

My dearer readers and Genzanesi 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, so allow me to introduce you to this artistic town including what I found on You tube videos, here is a link to see and enjoy ballet with the several links that are attached to it.

Flower Festival in Genzano. - YouTube