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Ancient road through olive garden, Frascati, Italy

Frascati (Italy) is an ancient city, which is situated on the hills above Rome, in the South. It’s famous by its view on the Rome. The view is especially beautiful at night, but there are other unknown sight-seen – ancient villas and gardens.

An ancient road in the olive garden by Vaycheslav Isaev. Frascati, Italy, 2015.
An ancient road in the olive garden by Vaycheslav Isaev. Frascati, Italy, 2015.

I’ve been there many times before I discovered this side of the city and its surrounding. Many villas are private and their gardens are closed, but some of them are a national heritage and gardens of such villas are open for the public. You can smell a mystery and history in such places. Villas are full with the underground passages and hidden rooms for secret society meetings. On the villa, which I visited, Lions Club still meets. Some gardens still have parts of an ancient paved roads which were leading to Rome.

These hills are also famous by the city named Castel Gandolfo. The summer residence of the Pope is located there, but this is a story for another post.

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AdA – the world’s first electron–positron storage ring

The story of the world’s first electron–positron storage ring, the Anello di Accumulazione (AdA), starts in the hills above Rome. In a small city named Frascati. It is famous for many things, but first above by its beautiful view on Rome.

frascati-01727AdA was built in Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), under the leadership of Bruno Touschek, it stored its first beams in February 1961. A year later it was transported to France, to a small city in the neighborhood of Paris named Orsay.

Article in CERN-courier (eng).

AdA first electron-positron storage ring.
AdA first electron-positron storage ring.

ADA first electron-positron storage ring (outcome).

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AdA first electron-positron storage ring (vacuum).
ADA first electron-positron storage ring (vacuum).

ADA in twilight.

Ada-electron-positron-ring-frascati_04And for the end surrealistic night look of ADA.

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