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Festival di Spoleto: Che Palle!

Written on 3 luglio 2013 by Rebecca
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A cheeky play on words for the 56th annual edition of Spoleto's Festival di 2 Mondi. For the next two weeks the city is humming with events from concerts to dance performances to art exhibitions, and golden globes hover over the main piazzas and thoroughfares celebrating this historic homage to art and culture. Here are a few snapshots of the city all decked out with their "palle"...nudge, ...

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Then and Now: Spoleto’s Roman Theater

Written on 1 luglio 2013 by Rebecca
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The Medieval vibe in Umbria can be so overwhelming that it’s easy to forget that this region is just a stone’s throw away from Rome and was a thriving part of the Roman Empire for centuries before aesthetic of the Middle Ages began to dominate art and architecture. There are a number of well-preserved Roman monuments and sites--and lots of ruins requiring a bit of imagination to piece back ...

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Spoleto56: The High Life

Written on 26 giugno 2013 by Rebecca
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So, you know how cool it is when you’re a VIP guest at an big event and you get backstage passes and access to all the stars and wined and dined to beat the band? Yeah, me neither. But I’m about to know how cool it is. Despite having entered a contest to promote Spoleto by writing a blog post essentially dissing Spoleto, the kind organizers of the Spoleto56 Blogger Contest must be hep ...

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