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1 PROGETTO COMENIUS MULTILATERALE - E. P. E. I. T. E Made by pupils of 4A/B Erica-3 A Relazioni internazionali Teacher contact: Mrs Franca Miserocchi Istituto Tecnico Statale Commerciale e Geometra «A.LOPERFIDO-OLIVETTI» Matera, October 15 2012 This project has been founded with the support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsable for any use which may be made of the information contained therein».

2 Some Fascinating Sites Relaxing in the Countryside A troubled history Treasures of Nature Spiritual Travel Cultural Diversity

3 Pomerania is characterized by its varied terrain. On one side there is the highest hill of the region and on the other side you can find large valleys. It combines the charm of the golden beaches, forests and lakes, two national parks including Słowiński which is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO. It has been created to protect the system of lakes and coastal forests, bogs, meadows and above all the dune belt along the shoreline with unique shifting dunes throughout Europe. The birdwatchers can enjoy a valuable site whose reserves "Paradise birds" and "Mewia Lacha" ensure protection for future generations. You should also visit the caves of Mechowo - a rocky characteristic on the Kashubian Coast. You can not miss the visit of the Fokarium - a Marine Station of the University of Gdansk to Hel. The biggest cities of the region are: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot The origin and the meaning of the name comes from the location of the area, infact it means "near the sea" ( morze = sea, in Polish). This region, located in northern Poland, beside the Baltic Sea, counts 2.2 million inhabitants and covers an area of 18 000 km2.

4 WALK TO THE PEARL OF THE BALTIC Historic birthplace of the Polish nation, Great Poland and Pomerania, on the border with Germany and the Czech Republic have had a turbulent history, made of displacement. Why should you go to GDANSK?! We will try to make you appreciate all its wealth because it is a city with ancient history, which over time gets the city status from 1224 and has always been coveted by Polish, German and Russian. The historical events of seventies, characterized by the establishment of the first independent trade union federation "Solidarnosc", triggered the avalanche who defeated communism in Europe and brought the revival in Europe. Located at the crossroads of important trade routes, the city became a meeting place of cultures, nationalities and religions, a patchwork of really varied influences that play a significant role. At the time of the Golden Age, the city was a sort of bourgeois republic, a multi- ethnic crossroads whose atmosphere of tolerance and wealth resulting from trade set off the development of culture, science and arts. Today, you can admire it in museums, churches and art galleries of works created by its inhabitants that testify not only the enormous beauty and creative genius of the people of this city but also the rich testimony of its history..


6 What is 40 million years old, burning, floating, and bringing more capital to GDANSK than his shipyard? the Baltic amber. This is a variety of fossilized pine resin now gone. In addition to its beauty, this gemstone reveals us some secrets of prehistoric life, insects, plants and provide scientists with valuable information. To this gemstone is dedicated a museum located in a tower and from the top you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, but be careful there are a lot of steps!? The museum explains with multimedia how amber is created: you can look at it through a microscope, and explain how it is extracted, used... also explain how to recognize the real and fake amber which is produced in plastic resin. The exhibition shows beautiful pieces of amber jewelry, small furniture, and other objects even an electric guitar! A unique museum in the world by both the quantity and the quality. Enjoy your visit!

7 To his natural and rare treasure, amber, is dedicated Mariacka street, where you will find a range of shops and art galleries that sell this gem. In addition, every year, are organized in Gdansk Fairs of Amber, the Jewelry and Gems, hosting the Polish and worldwide exhibitors. Another attraction of the city lies in the fact that there will be an Amber Altar, built at this time in the Church of St. Brigid, which involves the use of about 6.5 tons of amber. To make it easier you can buy the tourist map made available by the Tourism Organization of Gdańsk. This card offers a free ticket for urban transit buses, trams, throughout the Tricity and free entry to museums. The free tickets are valid for 24 hours. Moreover, the tourist map offers to the Partners Card discounts and price reductions for hotels, restaurants, pubs and theaters, overall tourist map has more than 130 partners. The tourist map "Gdansk - Sopot - Gdynia - Plus" is on sale in the points of the Tourist Office and is available in low tariff. With the card, you get a guide where there is a detailed description of all the partners of the card and the conditions to use it.. LiFE TREE

8 With its population of about 500.000 inhabitants, the city of Gdańsk, is located on the homonymous bay that opens on the Baltic Sea near the delta of the Vistula, the largest Polish rivers. Today, Gdansk is the main city of the conurbation formed with Sopot and Gdynia, which extends picturesquely along the coastline, which takes the name of Tricity.

9 Beautiful town Gdansk has a remarkable architecture, witness to its rich history which is characterized by the willingness and ability of reborn, like a phoenix. Our tourist trip over time starts from the center and its hotel of the 13th century destroyed and rebuilt several times, which today houses the Historical Museum of Gdansk. The belfry of the Hotel makes the chime bell every hour, a replica of a 17th century chime that rings and attracts the attention of tourists with its Argentine ringtone. From the fifteenth to the eighteenth century lots of rich buildings, such as the sheriffs home and other important ones, were built. Nowadays, the busiest square and its 16° century Neptune fountain hosts musicians and buskers from all around the world. It was restored in different periods: the pelvis and the base are in the Rococo style and shows us a galaxy of marine watches.

10 And what about the Artus Court built in 1350. Her name is linked to Arthur, the legendary Celtic king who was the symbol of the ideal king. In the Artus Court wealthy merchants, members of the Brotherhood, gathered and imitated the customs of the Knights of the round table. From 1742, Artus Court, served as a grant. Today, the Artus Court is the place for receiving famous people visiting Gdansk e.g. monarchs. According to a legend, Neptune is at the origin of the famous liquor Gdansk called Goldwasser, striking water from the fountain with his trident, irritated to see people throw coins in the basin. He thus converted the gold coins in sequins, which now you can find in the bottles. The interior includes paintings, ship models, armor and ancient Renaissance stove the largest in the world, with more than 10 meters high, decorated with glazed tiles with portraits of sovereigns, shields, etc.... another jewel that decorates this square with a thousand facets

11 Another story animates the aldermen home, which is next to the Gold house. In fact its gable of the 18th century is an attraction for all tourists because every day at 13h at the top of the house, the Flower Girl appears from the oval window, reminding Hedwig, a pretty blonde 17 th century girl imprisoned by his uncle observing the square from the top of the skylight. Our exploration includes another famous building, the Golden house whose facade is made of Italian marble adorned with four statues that make it wonderful. It was built by Mayor Jean Speymann, a wealthy merchant and his wife Judith Bahrów. According to the legend, sometimes, in its corridors, the light beautiful Judith Speymann ghost walks murmuring: "Act in a fair, do Ailles wrong person"

12 The city is so full of monuments that before leaving you should plan the trip if you dont want to risk missing some inescapable monuments. By choosing this tourist itinerary you will discover the most important historical and fascinating sites of the city and places that give it its current character. The Town Hall Monument shipyard in 1970 Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption The Royal Chapel The Crane Notre Dame street and the church Big Mill House of Uphagen Westerplatte St. Catherine's Church The Oliwa Cathedral and its neighborhood

13 Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, the largest brick temple in Europe built in several stages between 1343 and 1502 Poland is one of the most religious nations in the world. Cathedrals, churches and other holy places such as the monastery in Czestochowa, the new Temple of the Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki are architectural popular monuments as well as many pilgrimage destinations. The cities of Wadowice and Krakow bear the marks of Pope John Paul II lived and officiated here. Tourists visiting Silesia will have the opportunity to contemplate the Protestant churches, and in the East, Orthodox churches and some mosques which have been preserved. Dansk City is also rich in churches testimonials of the deep faith of the people. The church of Saint Nicolas, the only church that has not been destroyed during the Second World War.

14 Its cathedral was built in the XIIIth century and after a great fire it was rebuilt in Gothic style. It is 107 m tall: the highest church in Poland. What distinguishes it is the 23 altars and the famous organ in Oliwa XVIIIth attracting thousands of visitors. At the time of its construction was the largest in Europe. The organ consists in 7876 pipes chain, fir, pine. What music to listen to!!!!!! The church is located in a beautiful park with broad avenues lined with linden trees and dotted with numerous ponds. The park is divided into several parts, including a botanical garden with a conservatory and an orangery containing palm. There are also artificial caves known as Caves Chuchotages. Located each opposite the other, they can communicate even if you turn your back to the caller. If there are no obstacles between the two caves, the voice bounces off the wall and it can be heard in the opposite cave. The park also hosts many ancient buildings and 24 old water mills.

15 Visiting the port area of this amazing city is inevitable and necessary if you want to understand the soul of this city and its evolution. The long pier is a place of magic walk in Gdansk. By dint of visiting museums, churches, and other places, we end up forgetting that Gdansk is the largest port in Poland and along the Motława River are the city docks. There are many tourists walking around and coming to eat. The Motława River and its Flemish buildings, make this part of the city like Amsterdam or Antwerp. The medieval port crane, called Żuraw is a historical symbol of the city. It raises two tons at an altitude of 27m and is used to assemble the masts of the boats. Tours of historical or modern ships are offered to tourists to visit the port, or go on the island of Westerplatte, which houses the shipyards and the monument to the defenders of the island. Never resist the temptation to taste the proposed delicious and very cheap smoked fish. Moreover it's a tradition!

16 Picturesque resort, with its pier 512m and opera built in the middle of green hills, Polish Sopot- Deauville, retains the lazy charm of the nineteenth century. Sopot, called the summer capital of Poland, is a small spa, constituting with Gdansk and Gdynia, the agglomeration of the "Tri-City" with a million people, more or less. The waters of the beaches of Sopot are warmer than others along the Baltic Sea. The clean, sandy beaches stretch over an area of 4.5 km along which there are water slides, rental centers nautical accessories, small pubs and charming cafes. Sometimes called the Monte Carlo of the North for its Art Nouveau buildings, its villas surrounded by trees, its historical parks and beautiful gardens that give a unique character to this city. Sopot is visited by more than two million tourists and spa guests who can find plenty of tourist natural service, many cultural and leisure manifestations associated with good public transport. Sopot is one of the best known area on the Baltic Sea.

17 One of the youngest cities in Poland After spending a few days in Gdansk and Sopot you shouldn't miss a visit to Gdynia entirely built on the site of a small village in the 20s and 30s of the twentieth century to become the base port and shipbuilding center of Poland. In 10 years, this fishing village was turned into a modern city of 100,000 inhabitants. The modern center of Gdynia is the place where people of the Gdańsk conurbation prefer to shop, relax on the nearby boulevard Maritime (Bulwar Nadmorski), which passes by of the landscaped grounds and leads to Sopot. The choice is difficult between cultural and recreational activities the city offers you: the main festivals of Polish cinema, music such as Open'er Festival, Ladies' Jazz, Blues Festival Gdynia. The city also boasts a generous environment: reserves and parks that will delight hiking and cycling lovers. And what about the excellent conditions for practicing sports in the marine environment: water and wind will welcome you to give you the greatest amount of sea and the greatest number of sunny days in the year - at the national level Polish.

18 Eating habits in Poland The meal with family or friends, is one of the favourite Polish time. Four meals are generally consumed daily. Meals are organized differently from Italy, breakfast is almost a normal meal with a menu of: tomato, sausage or ham, hard boiled egg together with cheese into thin slices, not necessarily obvious to eat when you are not used to! In the late morning, you can enjoy a light sandwich, which serves as the saying goes "second breakfast. The obiadd, main meal of the day is usually taken in mid-afternoon, or sooner if you have not eaten a sandwich before. The meal starts with a soup, quite consistent. Then cold cuts and meat are served (pork, poultry, fish or red meat) together with potatoes, noodles or vegetables. The bread is also an important component of the meal. Desserts are often cooked with fruit that Poles gather on their own fruit trees. A light lunch is finally had to nineteen hours. Cooking habits tend to change, especially in urban areas with the advent of foreign cuisines, including Chinese, increased consumption of fish and seafood and above all the strong growth in fast food products.

19 The traditional specialties of Polish cuisine are high in calories but delicious. You absolutely have to taste them. Polish cuisine abounds in meat dishes prepared in different ways. Enjoy foremost the "bigos", the "kotlet schabowy" the "pierogi" and "gołąbki". Poland is famous for its excellent bread and delicious sausages. The basic ingredients of traditional dishes are cabbage, beets, cucumbers, kale, mushrooms and various sausages. The dishes have their original taste thanks to spices and herbs added, such as marjoram, dill, cumin, parsley and pepper. Reguarding desserts, cakes and cookies are the most popular. Then, at the end of the meal, it is recommended to drink a glass of vodka to facilitate the digestion of these high-calorie foods. Many Polish dishes come from the kitchen of the neighboring nations as well as Jewish cuisine. Today, Polish menus are constantly changing and enriching of new tastes, even exotic. Apart from the typical Polish restaurants, there are many restaurants that specialize in Asian, Italian, French, and vegetarian cuisine.

20 Eating habits in Poland Breakfast (7am - 8am): eggs, sausages, ham and cheese. It continues at work until 11am. The main meal (16h) after work. Soup, main course and dessert Dinner: Less abundant, it often consists in sandwiches or small warmed plates. DRINKS Polishs are lovers of hard alcohol, including vodka, pure and served chilled. Zubrowka vodka is the most famous. A grass twig on which graze the wild bison of the Bialowieza Forest is placed inside each bottle. Fruit liqueurs and polish spices liquors have healing properties. Poland also produces premium beers and a very good apple juice.

21 SOME DISHES Golonka po warzawsku (Warsaw knuckle) Polish Beef tongue Bigos (hunter's stew of sauerkraut, cabbage, dried mushrooms, smoked bacon, pork) Polish Eggs (eggs, paprika, chopped parsley) Dishes based on cabbage as the Pierogi (pies stuffed with meat or cabbage), the Golabki (stuffed Cabbages), others based on potatoes as the latkès or the Placki ziemniaczane (Potato pancakes), but also the Kluski slaskie (potato balls) Soups: as Borscht (beetroot, water, salt, sugar, garlic, bay leaf, allspice), the Chlodnik (beetroot soup but with shrimp ) the Krupnik (mushroom soup and gizzards poultry), the Zupa zbialej Kapusty (Borscht white cabbage)

22 If you ask a traveler returning from Poland which typical dish he tasted, he will answer without hesitation: the pierogi. The pierogi are a typical Polish dish that everyone loves. They can be filled in many ways. Among the more traditional, we can enumerate the pierogi ruskie, or Russian, with potatoes and curd cheese, pierogi z mięsem, filled with meat, don't forget those stuffed with cabbage and mushrooms, which are a typical Christmas dish. There are also sweet versions of pierogi, such as pierogi z białym serem, cheesecake, delicious fruit, such as blueberries - cherries - or strawberries. Once the pierogi are made,they are usually boiled but we may also fry or bake them. Sweet pierogi are eaten with sour cream mixed with a little sugar or vanilla sugar. They can also drizzle with maple syrup and lemon juice, melted butter and a pinch of sugar and cinnamon or topped with fruit coulis.

23 Walnut Cake - Tort weselny WHITE CHEESECAKE- Sernik polski Dogfish SHROVE TUESDAY - Faworki The faworki are traditionally eaten in Poland on Shrove Tuesday. This pastry is a light, delicate, conserved for a long time in a metal box. The faworki pleasantly accompany coffee and liqueur although it is no longer used in Poland.

24 POLISH BABA. Baba po polsku The recipe dates 1808. Its characteristic is the flavor of mace which at the time was a very expensive product. Mace is also improperly called nutmeg flower. It is the outer bark of the walnut. If you can not find powdered mace if you can not grind it very thin, then use the ordinary nutmeg. The taste will be impacted much. Packzi (donut) Square with plums Makowiec (Poppy cake) Not forgetting: Sernik na Zimno (cold curd cheese cake) Murzynek (chocolate cake) Polish carrot cake.

25 Polish good manners rules don't differ greatly from those of other European countries. To great someone, you can shake his hands or just say Dzień dobry (hello, pronounced Djiègn dobré) or Cześć (Hi pronounced Tchèchtch). Sometimes men do the kiss hands with women, very polished way to greet between the elderly. On the other hand, it is very popular to kiss: one (among young people) two or three (in the family). Tipping in restaurants or cafes is always friendly unlike in Italy. At the restaurant you give about 10% of the bill for a good quality service. Sometimes the tip is already included in the bill (when indicated on the note). There is an important rule for transit that it is better to remember: if there are no available seats on a bus or a tram, a young person must give up her seat to an older person (woman or man).

26 Everything happens in such a sensitive way : just leaving his place, and not insist if the person doesn't want to sit (maybe she doesn't feel so old and it could hurt her). In Poland, some habits, fallen into disuse in other countries are still valid. Thus, it is customary to open the door to women and let them enter first. Sometimes you may notice a man who gives his hand to a woman to help her get out of the bus or who opens the car door. There is also an old rule according to which a woman must walk in the street to the right of the man, but almost forgotten, it is now respected only at weddings and official ceremonies TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS At home, Poles consider that there is nothing to pay if they host you. You will do the same when they visit you. An old tradition wants that guests are welcomed with bread. with this tradition, Poland has retained the sense of hospitality. Although it may seem surprising, this aspect is very present and is an important part of Polish identity. The smoking ban is in effect in almost all public places and transport.

27 HOW TO GET THERE Air: There is no direct flight from Bari to Gdansk. However, the airline Ryanair offers flights with stopovers in Milan. The flight time is 10 hours on average, including stopovers. The best rates of this airline are bookable. Car: It takes about three days to make the 1561 km that separates Matera from Gdansk. WHEN TO GO To visit Poland, two of the four seasons are very pleasant: the spring and fall, both because of the sun as temperatures and perfect for sightseeing. The spring, which extends from March to May, offers warm temperatures and sunny landscape. Autumn (September to November), also called the "Golden Autumn" is dry, sunny: a feast of golden colors. PASSPORT / CNI / VISA Italian citizens can circulate freely in possession of an identity card or a valid passport. HEALTH Tourist assistance: If it is necessary, you can call 0800-200-300 (free call from a landline) or +48-608- 599-999 from a laptop (charges apply). These numbers allow you to find someone (in English, Russian or German). The line runs from June to September from 10am to 22pm.

28 You are travelers long / short term follower of weekend getaways... Whatever your profile was, consider making a trip to Gdansk. Gdansk has a wide range of luxury hotels, but also charming apartment hotel. More and more these hotels offer many amenities to make your stay unforgettable: body treatments (sauna, hammam), sports (swimming, golf), room services. There is something for all tastes and all budgets, whether you want to see and do everything in no time or otherwise, enjoy a quiet and relaxing stay.... We advise you to visit to prepare your fabulous getaway and find the best deals! Thank you for your attention and excuse us if we've sometimes made mistakes but "PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT." Thank you! Did you like the tourist attractions of Gdansk?

29 Teachers working session : Floriana Vizziello – Mrs. Marjorie Boulic Paola Scalcione - Students participating at the session in Jelenia Gora : Dragone Camilla Ranoia Valentina Martulli Anna Rizzi Vincenzo Rondinone Daniele Zancarini Fausta Coordination : Mrs Franca Miserocchi 2011-1- IT2-COM06-25211-1

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