Hotel Villa San Donnino
Travel Blogs from Citta di Castello
... in this area where I am currently staying, are so generous. The other day, a big group of us in the program went to a little cafe called Cafe Teatro, and the woman there named Barbara gave all free little creampuffs made in the cafe. Every night, I sit down to a home cooked meal made by my host parents Ave and Luciano. Red wine flows freely and so does the conversation.
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... like time for lunch in the main piazza. After some delicious pasta, a nice bottle of rosato and a coffee we decided to head for home and a quiet afternoon of relaxing ... But not before we detoured through a cake shop to pick up a little sweet something for later! Home now, and Craig is relaxing by the pool while I write these words. Tomorrow we drive to Florence airport to catch a plane to Zurich so it will be goodbye to Italy for a week and hello to ...
... was well worth the effort. There is beautiful old church and further up the hill an old fort that is part overgrown with ivy. It cost a few euros to enter, but it was worth the price. The fort has a commanding view of the countryside for 20 to 30 Kms in all directions. I could walk along the old battlements and you could feel the age and history of the place. As a bonus the castle was also used as an exhibition space and ...
... classes that run from 2:30PM-4:30PM. It's a lot of class, but I like that I'm learning a lot.
Today I had a group coaching for the Act III finale scene of an Italian Baroque opera called L'Egisto which went very well! Everyone was super prepared and on top of their music. At 5:00 I have a solo coaching with Maestro Benton Hess. I want to work with him on "Saper Vorreste" from Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi. I hope it goes well!
Beautiful Umbrian morning ... Sky ... Sun ... Birds ... blah blah blah ... And a decision that we should have a short travel day and set forth to visit the famous town of Assisi, and see what changes 30 years and an earthquake have wrought on it. Alec, our host, set us off on the mountain goat track to Assisi which took us up and down narrow windy roads and through some very beautiful, picturesque countryside. Sadly I was piloting the FIAT so no pics, except one of an olive ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet