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The Art of Drinking: Il Carapace

Written on 12 giugno 2013 by Rebecca
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There seem to be few things as polarizing as contemporary art, especially contemporary art in inserted into unlikely places. Case in point: the new Tenuta Castelbuono winery building near Bevagna. This massive work, called “Il Carapace”, by contemporary Italian artist Arnaldo Pomodoro, was completed after six years of work in 2012 and straddles the fence between sculpture and ...

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Lost and Found: Citerna’s Donatello

Written on 10 giugno 2013 by Rebecca
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A few of years back, I discovered the delightful town of Citerna. By chance, to be honest...the area along the Tuscan border in the north of Umbria (known as the Upper Tiber Valley) is one that I don’t know particularly well, though I’ve been inspired by the Sustenance guide to explore it more over the next few months. On my first visit, a number of Citerna’s most interesting ...

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A Walk Along the Mills of the Naia Creek

Written on 15 maggio 2013 by Rebecca
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Umbria is Italy's "Green Heart" for a reason: there is a lot of water here. Standing water, running water, falling water...water, water everywhere (and most good to drink). Historically an agricultural region, Umbria was once very careful in managing this precious, though abundant, resource. The countryside is still thick with canals, cisterns, fountains, and mills, many in a state of ...

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