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Discover Ciociaria IV: Fully booked, ready and waiting for October!

20 Apr

home page DC IV la polledraraWe’ve got a great group travelling with us in October!  A artist from the Sacramento Bee, a toy designer from Southern California, a gourmet chocolatier from Saugerties, NY, two artists/retired educators from Woodstock, NY and an Italophile landscape painter/printmaker from New York’s Catskill Mountains.  We’re keeping our group to this half dozen…good things happen in small packages!

Our home in Ciociaria will be the Agriturismo La Polledrara, which sits on a hill commanding incredible views of the surrounding countryside including the hilltop town of Paliano. We anticipate rolling out of bed, enjoying breakfast and getting to work on the lawn each morning when we aren’t visiting other local painting spots.G and N for testimonial page

Lucky guests who so desire can learn Italian in the afternoons from Giulio who’ll be conducting impromptu language lessons. We’re considering adding another workshop…an Italian language immersion experience for the future.

Stay tuned for updates as the time for our trip gets nearer, and we’ll try to keep you posted as our DC 2015 adventure unfolds.  Arriverderci!

Giulio & Nancy

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A Musical Welcome to Ciociaria

2 Oct

We spent our first morning (Saturday, Sept 28) painting at one of Italy’s national monuments, La Selva di Paliano…which, roughly translated, means, the wild place, or the natural place. La Selva is a bird refuge, with several small lakes.   After  a few hours taking in and translating the scenery on to our paper or canvas, the six painters were joined by the rest of our Discover Ciociaria colleagues and friends, as well as “amici” from the town of Paliano for a picnic with music.  Thanks to Simone Marucci, one of Paliano’s town councilmen, for arranging a “welcome to Ciociaria concert” by a group of musicians whose specialties are “salentina” music.  “Compari delle Cantine” of Paliano comprises a group of beautiful young Ciociare (Cho-CHAR-rey) determined to keep the traditions of Italian country music alive and well.

Here’s a slightly choppy video of the group performing for us.  Enjoy, Campari delle Cantine, from Paliano, Italy.