Ready to welcome our guests

25 Sep

Arrived at Leonardo da Vinci airport yesterday, after a pleasant, long transatlantic flight on AerLingus. A pleasant surprise greeted us at JFK Terminal 5, as we made our way to Aer Lingus…from the I Love NY tourism people, a great banner featuring our very own Saugerties Lighthouse!

Banner at JFK...featuring the Saugerties, NY Lighthouse!

Banner at JFK…featuring the Saugerties, NY Lighthouse!

Woke up to clear skies and a quiet morning in Serrone, high in the mountains only 50 miles from Rome. The weather is fine, sunny and with a gentle breeze. 

View from La Casa di Tirinelli

Today Giulio and I checked out a few places to paint and we have found a beautiful place,  La Polledrara, agruturismo, just outside the city of Paliano.The view is perfect! 

A beautiful, typical landscape (il paesaggio) from Agriturismo La Polledrara

A beautiful, typical landscape (il paesaggio) from Agriturismo La Polledrara

So, we’re settled in, the challenge will be to try not to eat pasta every single day…not an easy task…it’s so good!  We’ve had it,  with Cesanese wine of course, two out of two days.  (or maybe, we’ll just take longer walks). 

Today, we’ll be visiting a vineyard of the Terenzi family, one of the premier producers of the Cesanese del Piglio wines. We have been invited to paint there during our visit.  Here’s a look at the harvest…la vendemmia dell’uva…soon to be transformed into wine!

The grapes

Looking forward to greeting the first of our 10 guests tomorrow morning, bright and early, at Leonardo da Vinci airport.  Stay tuned, and I’ll keep you updated on this year’s edition of Discover Ciociaria (DCII!)…we have lots of adventure and surprises in store!

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