5 reasons to come back to Opera Festival in 2022

5 reasons to come back to Opera Festival in 2022

Tommaso Berra · 2 months ago · Music

Summer is officially over, the way we dress and the times we go to bed and wake up have changed. In the end we are left with lots of photos and videos and many good memories, such as the return to live concerts and music festivals. One of the most interesting events of the summer was the first edition of Opera Festival, in the beautiful Milo, a Sicilian village next to the Etna.
Among volcanic stones and black sand, which created an evocative setting for live performances, talks, workshops and all the other side activities, Opera Festival was also a way to rethink the importance of festivals as a tool to boost tourism. The naturalistic experiences to be lived on the area have created an active and dynamic program of events, an added value for a festival that, even if at its first edition, has managed to dialogue with tourists and locals.

The countdown to the 2022 edition has already started. Collater.al want to leave you some tips to enjoy the days of the festival.

Opera Festival | Collater.al
Opera Festival | Collater.al
Opera Festival | Collater.al

Wine tourism

The fertile soil of Etna makes Milo an extraordinary land of vineyards, from which are produced wines appreciated all over the world. Between one row and another there are wineries that can be visited, such as “I Vigneri 1435” by Salvo Foti, which produces natural products, as well as Cantine Benanti, since 1734 a reference point for wine production in the world. To enjoy a night in Milo the solution is Barone di Villagrande, wine resort surrounded by vineyards.

Opera Festival | Collater.al
Opera Festival | Collater.al

Walk in the woods to see the Ilice of Carrinu

Nature creates magical, almost enchanted places in Milo, such as the gigantic, centuries-old Holm Oak, a tree over 700 years old. The tree’s trunk is more than 5 meters wide and its branches embraced Opera Festival guests during Alessio Bondì’s live performance, creating a magical connection between man and nature.

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The caves to explore

The action of the volcano over the centuries has created in the territory of Milo numerous caves, some still unknown and others to be explored through excursions in the area. Among the most famous caves there are the Gelo and Serracozzo caves, inside which you can venture as if it were the door to a new world.

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The Sasizza of Turi Sciuto

It is useless to pretend to want to carry on any diet plan when you arrive in Milo. There are many temptations, among which is the Sasizza of Turi Sciuto, handmade by the ancient butcher shop on the main street of Milo.

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The fried pizza from the bar I Cinque Tigli

Okay, so two out of five reasons to visit Milo have to do with food. The giant “La Siciliana” pizza, made of fried dough and stuffed with, say, Tuma and anchovies, is a good reason to book your flight to Opera Festival 2022 already.

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Opera Festival | Collater.al
Opera Festival | Collater.al
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Davide Ambroggio, an ancestral memory

Davide Ambroggio, an ancestral memory

Tommaso Berra · 5 days ago · Photography

To what extent and with what intensity can we establish an intimate relationship with nature? Davide Ambroggio‘s shots bear witness to the abandonment of a body to the order of nature. Skin is stung by blades of tall, wild grass, while the sun burns the plants and becomes the guardian of a balance that is being rebuilt.
Alessandra’s eyes are naked like her body, they look at the ground that has no certainties, except in the symbolic image of a pier that leads to bristling brambles. Davide Ambroggio’s series of shots has a central moment in which the gaze rises to the level of the horizon, and more definitively in a spiritual tension that tends to the height of the sky.
The photographs in this series are an erotic tale of man’s adaptation to nature, first to the sun, then to the earth and finally to water, which in the last shots welcomes and preserves an ancestral secret.

Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al
Davide Ambroggio | Collater.al

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Edoardo Lavagno’s folded arms

Edoardo Lavagno’s folded arms

Tommaso Berra · 4 days ago · Art, Photography

The half-closed lips and the frost in the eyes leave unspoken words in the air, speeches left unsaid and stifled by the poses of the naked bodies. The closed shoulders and tight arms that twist around the body like roots.
Edoardo Lavagno‘s shots portray very different women, but they seem to be frames of the same biographical film. The delicacy of a hand that casts a shadow on the sheets has the outline of a mysterious dream, in which there is a reserved eroticism that does not overflow from emotional privacy.
The walls of the houses are the background of the shots, physical limits that watch over and protect the search for freedom of expression.
There is always a window that keeps the women portrayed by Edoardo Lavagno company, a presence of light that underlines the bodies and defines their warmth, both in the color shots and in the black and white ones.

Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
Edoardo Lavagno | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.

For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @my_perfect_little_world, @valerycia, @obsessive.ph0t0graphy, @the_rain_coyote, @albachiara.fotografie, @reportageofmylife, @laura.mangelli, @missgherard, @_gary0104, @yehorova.photo.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Colours and sport in the photos of Ilanna Barkusky

Colours and sport in the photos of Ilanna Barkusky

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

The world is not just black and white, nor is it just different shades of grey. The world is multicoloured, you just have to have the right eye to see it. Ilanna Barkusky seems to have it and also seems to have the talent to capture it in aerial shots that combine sport and aesthetics. 

Ilanna Barkusky is a young photographer born in Vancouver, Canada, who now lives and works in Los Angeles. Ilanna’s passion, which has also become the field in which she specialises as a photographer, is sport. From a young age she has been involved in various sports, both by playing them and then by following them with a camera. 

The aim of her work is to capture an unrepeatable moment, a gesture or a body position that is almost impossible to see with the naked eye.
What characterises her work, however, and in particular her series entitled ‘Colour Series‘, is the focus on colours. 

Before shooting, Ilanna Barkusky does a lengthy search on Google Earth for fields and tracks painted by urban artists that become multicoloured backgrounds for her drone shots, always at the same time of day. 

Ilanna Barkusky
Ilanna Barkusky
Ilanna Barkusky
Ilanna Barkusky
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