Santa Maria Assunta in Spoleto

Santa Maria Assunta in Spoleto

Santa Maria Assunta is the cathedral¬†of Spoleto at the Piazza del Duomo. It is at the bottom of a long staircase in a very scenic position. The facade of the cathedral is decorated by the mosaic of Solsterno (1207) and eight rose windows. The bell tower dates back to the 12th century. The church was Romanesque but had a makeover in Baroque style in the […]

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Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival

Thanks to the project Io e Te Gourmet I went together with friends to the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi edition 57. Three years ago, in 2011, I went to a dance¬†performance of the Corella ballet in the Roman theatre in Spoleto. Such a beautiful experience! Since I now live in Umbria, I decided to go back this summer 2014 to the Spoleto Festival dei […]

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press conference in Terni

press conference in Terni

For the project Io e Te Gourmet I participated at the press conference in Terni last week. I left early from home, Castiglione del Lago, just to be sure to be there by 11.00 am at the Chamber of Commerce in Terni. Arriving in the city center of Terni I was a little bit confused. The traffic! I am not used anymore to driving in […]

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Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi and Io e Te Gourmet

Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi and Io e Te Gourmet

This year will be the 57th edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi. Giancarlo Menotti founded this international festival. He was born on July 7, 1911 in Cadegliano Italy. When his father died, he moved with his mother to the USA. Although he referred to himself as an American composer, he has always kept his Italian citizenship. When his mother turned back to Italy, […]

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