Regions of Italy
The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of Italy, constituting its second NUTS administrative level. There are 20 regions, of five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. Each region, except for the Aosta Valley, is divided into provinces, regions are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution. As the administrative districts of the state during the Kingdom of Italy. The original draft list comprised the Salento region and Venezia Giulia were separate regions, and Basilicata was named Lucania. Abruzzo and Molise were identified as regions in the first draft. They were merged into Abruzzo e Molise in the constitution of 1948. Implementation of regional autonomy was postponed until the first Regional Elections of 1970, the ruling Christian Democracy party did not want the opposition Italian Communist Party to gain power in the regions, where it was historically rooted. Regions acquired a significant level of autonomy following a reform in 2001.
In June 2006 the proposals, which had been associated with Lega Nord. The results varied considerably among the regions, ranging from 55. 3% in favour in Veneto to 82% against in Calabria, number of regions controlled by each coalition since 1995, Macroregions are the first-level NUTS of the European Union. These regions, whose statutes are approved by their councils, were created in 1970. Since the constitutional reform of 2001 they have had residual legislative powers, the regions have exclusive legislative power with respect to any matters not expressly reserved to state law. Yet their financial autonomy is quite modest, they just keep 20% of all levied taxes, Article 116 of the Italian Constitution grants to five regions home rule, acknowledging their powers in relation to legislation and finance. These regions became autonomous in order to take into account cultural differences, the government wanted to prevent their secession from Italy after the Second World War. Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol constitutes a special case, the region is nearly powerless, and the powers granted by the regions statute are mostly exercised by the two autonomous provinces within the region and South Tyrol.
In this case, the regional institution plays a coordinating role, the latter is directly elected by the citizens of each region, with the exceptions of Aosta Valley and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, where he is chosen by the regional council. Under the 1995 electoral law, the winning coalition receives a majority of seats on the council
Province of Lecco
The Province of Lecco is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Lecco, on 1 January 2001 the province had a population of 311,452 on a surface of 816 square kilometres divided in 90 comunes. The Province of Lecco was established by the President of the Republic in Decree No.250 of 6 March 1992, elections for the appointment of the 1st President of the Province of Lecco were held on April 23,1995 and May 7,1995. The proclamation of the 1st President, Mario Anghileri, occurred on May 9,1995, the Province of Lecco is situated in northern central Italy. The province of Lecco has an area of only 814.58 square kilometres, with some 600 square kilometres located across the Adda River, 70% of the province is mountainous and the other 30% is hilly. The highest point is Mount Legnone in the north of the province,2,609 metres high, in the west, is Monte Cornizzolo lake at 1,240 metres and Monte Rai at 1,259 metres. In the east of the province is Monte Serrada and the Resegone di Lecco,1,875 metres with its characteristic shape reminiscent of the teeth of a saw, in the center-south is Monte Barro at 922 metres, in the Monte Barro Regional Park.
The province contains numerous lakes, with Lake Como and Lake Annone in the comunes of Garlate and Olginate, to the west, the comunes of Rogeno, Bosisio Parini and Cesana Brianza overlook Lake Pusiano. There is an abundance of rivers, including the main Adda river, other smaller rivers are the Molgora, the Bévéra, a tributary of the Lambro, the Pioverna flowing in Valsassina, and Varro flowing in Val Varrone
Isola Comacina is a small wooded island of Italy’s Lake Como, administratively a part of the commune of Ossuccio. It is located close to the shore of the Como arm of the lake in front of a gulf known as Zoca de loli. In the late 6th century the island was a remaining Roman stronghold under Francio, the island was besieged for a good deal of time by the Lombards under Authari who released Francio to flee back to Narses capital at Ravenna. The Lombards found the island to contain many riches deposited for safekeeping by local Roman loyalists, the island was invaded in 1169 by Frederick Barbarossa and soldiers from the town of Como. In 1919 the island was given to Belgium, in homage to King Albert I, the island was returned the following year. Pietro Lingeri built three houses on the island in 1939 and his idea was to turn the island into a colony for artists. The houses were built in a rationalist style, made from local materials, the island now consists of a restaurant, cafe, a collection of archaeological sites and the three artist houses
A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a persons beliefs and faith, a person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. As a common experience, pilgrimage has been proposed as a Jungian archetype by Wallace Clift. The Holy Land acts as a point for the pilgrimages of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity. Baháulláh decreed pilgrimage to two places in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the House of Baháulláh in Baghdad and the House of the Báb in Shiraz, Abdul-Bahá designated the Shrine of Baháulláh at Bahji, Israel as a site of pilgrimage. Other pilgrimage places in India and Nepal connected to the life of Gautama Buddha are, Pataliputta, Gaya, Sankasia, Kosambi, Varanasi, other famous places for Buddhist pilgrimage include, Sanchi, Ajanta. Thailand, Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Doi Suthep, Lhasa, Mount Kailash, Lake Nam-tso. Sri Lanka, Temple of the Tooth, malaysia, Kek Lok Si, Cheng Hoon Teng, Maha Vihara Myanmar, Sagaing Hill.
The Four Sacred Mountains Japan, Shikoku Pilgrimage,88 Temple pilgrimage in the Shikoku island, Japan 100 Kannon, pilgrimage composed of the Saigoku, Bandō and Chichibu pilgrimages. Saigoku 33 Kannon, pilgrimage in the Kansai region, Bandō33 Kannon, pilgrimage in the Kantō region. Chichibu 34 Kannon, pilgrimage in Saitama Prefecture, Chūgoku 33 Kannon, pilgrimage in the Chūgoku region. Christian pilgrimage was first made to sites connected with the birth, pilgrimages were, and are, made to Rome and other sites associated with the apostles and Christian martyrs, as well as to places where there have been apparitions of the Virgin Mary. A popular pilgrimage journey is along the Way of St. James to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, in Galicia, chaucers The Canterbury Tales recounts tales told by Christian pilgrims on their way to Canterbury Cathedral and the shrine of Thomas Becket. According to Karel Werners Popular Dictionary of Hinduism, most Hindu places of pilgrimage are associated with events from the lives of various gods.
Almost any place can become a focus for pilgrimage, but in most cases they are sacred cities, lakes, Hindus are encouraged to undertake pilgrimages during their lifetime, though this practice is not considered absolutely mandatory. Most Hindus visit sites within their region or locale, Kumbh Mela, Kumbh Mela is one of the largest gatherings of humans in the world. The location is rotated among Allahabad, Nashik, Char Dham, The four holy sites Puri, Rameswaram and Badrinath compose the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. Kanwar Pilgrimage, The Kanwar is Indias largest annual religious pilgrimage, as part of this phenomenon, millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in Śiva shrines
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Italy. It is situated on the arm of Lake Como, where the river Adda enters the lake. Colico is the most important city in the part of Lake Como. Colico is a transport hub, with boats to Como and Lecco, as well as trains and roads to Milan, to Chiavenna. The Piona Abbey is located in the territory, in the Olgiasca peninsula. Colico is dominated by Monte Legnone, at 2,609 metres above sea level, near Colico is an important natural reserve, the migration corridor of the Pian di Spagna. The two main waterways of Colico are Inganna and Perlino, the river Adda is a boundary between the provinces of Como and Lecco. On the northern Montecchio hill are still visible two guard towers, which formed the so-called Castle Colico, built in the Medieval commune period to control the road from Valtellina. The most important from a point of view was Fontanedo Tower. From the tower it was possible to dominate the Upper Lake, the hinterland of Colico and the area of the Lake Mezzola.
In defense of the ancient road linking Lake Como with Valtellina, within the territory of Curcio, there is another tower, now transformed into a farm house. Another part of the system is Fortino dAdda, or Stallone. Its unique structure has slots for the shot of firearm and a bridge that connects the main entrance to the plain. It is currently used for storage, another fort is placed in the territory of Olgiasca. It is a casaforte, which from the top of the controls the town below. It is known as the Castle of Mirabello and it is thought to have built in the first half of the 16th century. Roccoli, or bird snares, are tree architectures, equipped with nets placed vertically and they have long been formidable weapons to catch birds which, at the approaching of winter, migrate southwards. This activity was important for Colico, placed on the route of the flocks