The De Candia Palace in Sardinia, where Mario's Family lived (his mother and his brother Carlo) is situated in via Canelles in Cagliari (see the Land Register in the Archivio di Stato, Cagliari). This house is now a part of a nuns' convent. In 1847 Mario bought for his mother an other house in the vicinity, at the bottom of Via dei Genovesi, in Cagliari's old town (Castello), where until the 16th century stood the Pisan town-walls between the Elephant and the Lion Towers. The façade was possibly designed in neoclassical style by the architect Gaetano Cima, or maybe by Mario's brother, Carlo, who had studied architecture in Turin together with Cima. On the first floor there are wide halls with some frescoes and a large terrace with scenic views of the gulf of Cagliari
In 1713 an Antonio Candia or di Candia or De Candia came from Torre del Greco to Alghero, Sardinia, as shipping for corals fishing. Her son Serafino di Candia or De Candia became the most important owner of coral's fleet in the town, with 245 boats in 1750. The marriage certificate registry of Serafin of Candia and Teresa Simon is kept is in the archive of the Bishop of Alghero. In 1779 Serafino de Candia obtained the royal privilege and diploma with the title of Cavaliere Nobile (noble knight) and the use of don (corresponding to the British "Sir") for himself and his wife as well as all the de Candia lineage under royal seal and decrete signed by Victor Amadeus III, king of Sardinia, Chypre and Jerusalem. They were registered as nobles and part of the Savoy court of Turin; this titles were recognized passed by the Kingdom of Italy. Serafino's descendants are registered in the Golden Book of the Italian Nobility. There are no documents about any connection between the old house of Candia and the De Candia of Torre del Greco and Alghero, whose nobility dates to 1779. The coats of arms are completely different, too.
From this house, who later went to Cagliari, was issued the famous tenor Mario, whose real name was Cavaliere Giovanni Matteo De Candia; Mario was considered among the most famous tenors of the 19th century.
He married the extraordinary opera singer Giulia Grisi. They traveled all over Europe and to United States and kept houses in Paris and Florence in Villa Salviati. They had six daughters, in the United Kingdom and in Paris. Their daughter Cecilia Pearse became a well-known writer of a biography of her father; she married in London in 1872 Godfrey Pearse Esquire.
After World War II the family was dispersed; today they are living in parts of Switzerland, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA and Argentina.
Foto del palazzo De Candia e di Via Dei Genovesi
The House of Candia (also called "Candida" in Latin) is a European dynastic house, from the seat at the Baronnie de Candé and later through their union to the Hautville or Altavilla, that traditionally had domains in Piedmont and the Kingdoms of Italy. The first family unions and lands registry were recorded by the Prevosto of Ivrea in regard to the fiefdoms of Candia Canavese and Candia Lomellina, and then by the Prince-Bishops of Geneva and their fort-castle at Chambéry-Le-Vieux under the name "Chateau de Candie", there are also registries of properties and family unions in the Piedmont recorded by the Podestà of Ivrea of their fiefdom and castle in Candia Canavese and Lomellina under the name of Castrum Kandian or Castello di Candia today known as "Castelfiorito" de Candia Canavese. They were, and continue to be considered, vassals of the head House of Savoy.
Eventually became united to the Royal House of Greece by marriage, its members relocated worldwide during and after the World War II.
Mario was born in Cagliari, Sardinia on 17 October 1810 as Giovanni Matteo De Candia; his inherited heraldic titles were Cavaliere (Knight), Nobile (Nobleman) and Don (Sir) in the Kingdom of Sardinia and subsequently the Kingdom of Italy.
His aristocratic family belonged to the Savoyard-Sardinian social elite, part of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the house of Savoy. His relatives were members of the Royal Court of Turin, while his father held the rank of general and was aide-de-camp to King Charles Felix of Sardinia (house of Savoy).
In order to free himself from the burdensome ancestral traditions which he had inherited, and to mitigate his father's opposition to a member of the high-born De Candia family pursuing a 'lowly' musical career, the budding singer adopted the one-word stage name of "Mario" when he made his debut on November 30, 1838.(Sometimes, however, he is referred to in print by the fuller appellation of "Giovanni Mario" and in many portraits in the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris he is also called "Mario De Candia".)
Mario's decision to become a professional singer arose from accidental circumstances. He was 12 years old when he moved from Cagliari to Turin, where he studied at the Northern Italian city's military academy. Among his fellow students at the academy was the future Prime Minister of Italy, Camillo Cavour. While serving as a second-lieutenant in the King of Sardinia's Guards in Turin, he expressed liberal political ideas. He was required to leave Piedmont because of this, and travelled to Paris. The fugitive nobleman was made to feel welcome in Parisian salons and in the city's radical milieu. For a time he earned his living by giving fencing and riding lessons.
A note on the De Candia's ancestral seat
The De Candia Palace in Sardinia, where Mario's Family lived (his mother and his brother Carlo) is situated in via Canelles in Cagliari (see the Land Register in the Archivio di Stato, Cagliari). This house is now a part of a nuns' convent. In 1847 Mario bought for his mother an other house in the vicinity, at the bottom of Via dei Genovesi, in Cagliari's old town (Castello), where until the 16th century stood the Pisan town-walls between the Elephant and the Lion Towers. The façade was possibly designed in neoclassical style by the architect Gaetano Cima, or maybe by Mario's brother, Carlo, who had studied architecture in Turin together with Cima. On the first floor there are wide halls with some frescoes and a large terrace with scenic views of the gulf of Cagliari.
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Nicou (115198) 2012-07-08 12:46
quelle cpatage et iamge sueprbe vue et compo quelle facade avec cet arrondi et ces tons et couelurs ces belel vitres quel cadrage et cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-07-08 15:47
A nice facade with beautiful warm colors. Nice metal balconies attached to each window and beautiful art work on the top of each window. Excellent lighting with good shades of orange colors.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-07-08 16:21
L'architettura è superba. La luminosità dell'immagine è notevole. Una foto molto interessante e bello, di alta qualità. bravo
eldancer1 (24697) 2012-07-08 18:53
Beautiful architecture and nicely captured. Thanks for the wonderful information. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Love the soft colors. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (33081) 2012-07-08 19:33
This composition of architecture is very beautiful. Wonderfully executed with fabulous warm colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV. I like those elements above the windows, cute balconies. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (34216) 2012-07-08 21:47
Hi dear Gianfranco
So artstic image indeed! Perfect framework, calm and peaceful color touch with soft day light. Thanks for your sharing with good work and have a good start of new week! Best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
JFS (32459) 2012-07-08 23:56
I love your crop, wonderful light and splendid sharpness. Architecture shot well observed. thanks!
jhm (134416) 2012-07-09 3:31
Very soft contrast between the facade and the black iron handrail on the balconies.
Clarity and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
Silvio1953 (115033) 2012-07-09 4:14
Ciao Gianfranco, bel dettaglio del magnifico palazzo, ottimo taglio stretto, splendida nitidezza e fantastica luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (51431) 2012-07-09 8:02
The POV on such close range never allow a wider picture, so you had managed a good view on the facade and cerandas, Gianfronco.
The simplicity of it's architecture's made this beautiful photo, clearity the light and colors are superbly collected.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-07-09 9:15
A beautiful balcony scene, full of charm and elegance. Love the light here it makes all the warm colours so attractive. Also the symmetry is remakable. Captured and presented perfectly.ria
Fis2 (81481) 2012-07-10 7:08
Piekne okna ;)
Dobry kadr i kolory.
delpeoples (52253) 2012-07-10 7:19
Bellissime architetture, colori e gioco di luci. Il taglio stretto va bene in questo modo, per accenturare i dettagli carateristici. Complimenti e ti auguro una bella giornata.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-07-10 7:52
Wonderful shoot of this small corner.Excellent lightning and superb POV.Very nice framework too.Well done!
Have a nice day
Cricri (100263) 2012-07-10 10:01
Tout bon le cadrage serré, les couleurs chaudes et clairs avec beaucoup de détails, vraiment une très belle architecture
rychem (18791) 2012-07-10 10:52
Beautiful architecture shot, I like the row of beautifully decorated windows and warm colors
diomed (13926) 2012-07-10 13:58
flessuose e piene di armonia queste architetture sarde dai morbidi colori pastello. Le tue note sono sempre da Enciclopedia.
Un caro saluto
macjake (51294) 2012-07-10 20:40
Personally, i have a difficult time composing these narrow streets with tall architecture. I tend to get too picky about cutting some of the subjects off - but here, you show that its fine to do that, it still looks classic and attractive.
elegant scene, well captured.
Miguel82 (19304) 2012-07-11 4:04
A magnific yellow palace with balconies
Interesting note. Superb building
Sharp picture, fine colors and contrast
ourania (25464) 2012-07-11 7:01
magnifico lavoro! Una foto meravigliosamente composta ed inquadrata che offre una bellissima ma limitata idea della splendida casa. Poi si prende l 'immaginazione stimolata dalle note affascinanti. Mi piace moltissimo l'eleganza della casa e della foto, la prospettiva che segue la curva e l' affiancamento delle belle case vicine. Siamo circondati da eleganza, fascino e mistero accentuati da una superba luce suggestiva. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
mohammad_H (8671) 2012-07-11 12:22
معذرت بابت تاخیر
ترکیب و ساخت فنی .دکور زیبا
نور و کنتراست مناسب
شب خوبی را برایت ارزو میکنم
Sorry for the delay
Technical composition. Beautiful decor
Light and good contrast
I wish you good night
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-12 13:01
interessante il taglio con l'idea della curva sul fronte dell'edificio ottimamente resa.
Buona gestione della luce con i lati dell'architettura a chiudere bene la fila frontale delle finestre,
SWEETFREEDOM (21530) 2012-07-13 22:47
mi piace il taglio dell'inquadratura, buoni dettagli e colori.