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Surprising People, Surprising Places: The Menotre Valley, Part Two

Written on 19 giugno 2013 by Rebecca
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On Monday, I began the tale of an outing with a new friend to a new place making new discoveries. It was a day so chock full all of the above that I couldn’t fit it into one blog post, so I’m going to pick up where we left off... After climbing back down the trail from the Eremo di Santa Maria Giacobbe to Pale, we crossed the village and started up the opposite slope of Monte Serrone ...

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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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