Rome, 2 December 2022
The December issue of La Freccia wishes for its readers a 2023 in search of harmony, of an alignment between the individual and the whole, of a possible reconciliation of opposites. This harmony we find in nature, landscapes, territories and amongst the beauties of our country.
With this in mind, La Freccia offers its readers a series of itineraries for the upcoming winter holidays. First of all is that in the snowy mountains of Bardonecchia, the next stop of the Frecciarossa Milan-Paris, then that of Bergamo and Brescia, which share the role of Capital of Culture 2023 with a joint victory for a year of initiatives set to amaze, amongst historical treasures and two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
We continue from Aosta, to take a stroll through the historic centre, in the midst of illustrious citizens, wooden sculptures and mountains that encircle the horizon, heading down to the Piccole Dolomiti of Basilicata, amongst shielded villages, ancient legends and ancestral customs. Passing through Roccaraso in the Alto Sangro is Europe’s largest expanse at the lowest latitude, a famous tourist destination since 1920 thanks to a railway line.
The ideal landing place is in Rome where, according to legend, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore safeguards wood from the manger that cradled baby Jesus just after his birth.
A special on New Year’s Eve offers three gourmet recipes for the festive season served with a side of events, from North to South, to welcome 2023 in high spirits with concerts, marathons, DJ sets and mountain hikes.
Finally come many suggestions for exhibitions and theatre performances not to be missed. In addition are interviews with Claudia Pandolfi, star of The Bad Guy series, Red Canzian, author of the colossal Casanova Opera Pop, Malika Ayane, star of the musical Cats and Daniele Vicari, director of the film Orlando.
December’s La Freccia can be browsed and read in digital format, on FSnews, and on paper on Trenitalia’s Frecce, in the FRECCIALounge and FRECCIAClub, each copy cellophaned and personal, for readers to pick up and take away. The contents of FS Italiane’s monthly publication can also be read on the FSNews Telegram channel and the @fsnews_it and @LaFreccia_Mag Twitter profiles.