Certosa di Padula
I consulted a bilingual dictionary and I think the correct translation of ‘Certosa’ is ‘Chartreuse’. The ‘Certosa di Padula’ (Chartreuse of Padula) was founded by Tommaso San Severino in 1306 and it is the second biggest Chartreuse in Italy after the one of Parma. ‘L’ordine dei Certosini’ is the monastic order which monks who lived in Certosa belonged to (I haven’t found an English translation for ‘Certosini’). Today this Chartreuse is a national monument, and no monks live there since 1886. In 1982 it was restructured and now it’s opened to public!
I’ve just briefly talked about ‘Certosa di Padula’!
In the sentence ‘[…] I’m going to shortly talk about’, which I wrote in my last post, I meant ‘not in detail’ and so I incorrectly used ‘shortly’ instead of ‘briefly’. It’s a funny mistake, Rachel, isn’t it? The sentence meaning in fact changes completely but doesn’t become unrealistic. Do students of English make this kind of mistake frequently? I agree with you about differences between ‘blog’ and ‘face to face’ approaches. Anyway a student who’s really interested in learning English should answer all the questions which are blogged by the teacher (did I do that? eheh…).
In my opinion a big disadvantage of learning via ‘blog’ is, as you’ve already said, the lack of a real-time feedback. On the other hand ‘blog’ approach has a lot of advantages! In fact it makes you able to write and send your posts when and where you prefer… I think it should be a very interesting learning opportunity for who are busy at work or travel very much.
I’d like to say ‘ciao’ to Lizeth from Argentina, who always comments my posts. When you come in Italy I’ll be pleased to show you around some beautiful places!!!
Padula doesn’t mean, Solfinker, Paula and so isn’t related to the Saint. ‘Antonio de Paula’, who you mentioned in your comment, is ‘Sant’Antonio da Paola’ which means ‘St Anthony from Paola’. Paola is a small village in the south Italian region Calabria not so far from Padula (maybe less then 100 km). There you can visit a very beautiful and interesting sanctuary dedicated to Saint.
Now I’m going to go for a walk with my friends. Today it’s raining and it's a quite windy day... It’s a very good thing after so many hot days!
See you tomorrow
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