Program

TOURS

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Course on Italian opera in the 1800’s
A biographical account of various composers and the cultural and historical background of the society of this period.

Through the opera’s librettos you will have the opportunity to get more closely acquainted with the Italian language.

• The course will be held at the University of Narni on
Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24 – Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31
from 12.00noon to 1.30pm.

• Two lessons (July 22 and July 24 or July 29 – July 31): €80 per person.
• Four lessons (July 22, July 24, July 29, July 31): €150 per person.

All materials will be provided.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber” following her stunning 1996 debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Cristiana Pegoraro has performed for some of the most important organizations and concert halls in Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. She is Artistic Director of Narnia Arts Academy and Narnia Festival.

 

Lectures-Performances on the great composers
Introducing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin.

Celebrated pianist/composer Cristiana Pegoraro invites music lovers to experience a trio of transcendent composers in an innovative setting. Over three entertaining sessions, you’ll enjoy a musical dialogue that combines sparkling performances of major works illustrating the artists’ innovations and stylistic differences, with an engaging overview of each composer’s life and times.

• The course will be held at the University of Narni
Wednesday, July 21 – Tuesday, July 27 – Thursday, July 29
from 10.00am to 11.00am.

• Three-class course: €100 per person.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist of the highest caliber” following her stunning 1996 debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Cristiana Pegoraro has performed for some of the most important organizations and concert halls in Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. She is Artistic Director of Narnia Arts Academy and Narnia Festival.

 

Lectures on Medieval art, history and architecture

Medieval Umbria is a land of saints and warriors. This period played witness to the births of St. Francis, St. Clare and Erasmus of Narni, the adventurous mercenary leader; all great characters that would go on to influence the art, religion and politics of the centuries to come. It was in this period too that the great basilicas, castles and monasteries were built, typically found throughout the Umbrian landscape. The presentations will illustrate the history and the most important events of the Middle Ages, as well as the architectural and artistic evolution of the cities and the territory. The meetings will also be enriched by guided excursions of the most intriguing places of Narni and Umbria.

• Lectures will be held at the City Museum on
Tuesday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 27
from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

• One lesson (July 20 or July 27): €40 per person.
• Two lessons (July 20 and July 27): €80 per person.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Stefano Grilli holds a degree from the University of Viterbo in the conservation of cultural heritage and archaeology. From 2002 to 2006 he worked at Narni underground and participated at archaeological excavations at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore (now Auditorium San Domenico). Currently, he works for Societa’ Sistema Museo, a company that offers specialized assessments of museums and cultural heritage. He coordinates the activities of Cascata delle Marmore and the City Museum in Todi. He is a tour guide of the Umbria Region.

 

Culinary courses on traditional Umbrian cooking
with a sampling of local food.

In two classes of three hours each, you will learn how to cook traditional Umbrian meals, using the freshest ingredients coming directly from local farmers. All meals are easy to prepare and to reproduce at home.
After complete the preparation of your dishes, you will taste your creations.
So, why go to a restaurant if you can have the opportunity to experience real Umbrian cuisine first-hand? Then upon your return home, show off your newly learned skills to friends and family, bringing them a real taste of Italy, one that will always stay with you!

• Classes will be held in Sangemini on
Thursday, July 22 – Thursday, July 29
from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
• Classes lasts three hours each and will allow you to prepare a three-course menu.

• Single class: €75 per person.
• Two classes: €150 per person.

The price includes dinner and beverages.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Meet your teacher:
Lorena Autuori graduated at the ALMA Academy, run by world-famous Chef Gualtiero Marches. She funded ”Percorsi con Gusto”, a cultural association that promotes traditional regional Italian cuisine through group cookery classes.

 

Trekking Trails
Two trails in the Umbrian nature discovering the places where Saint Francis of Assisi used to wonder and the beauty of ancient Roman ruins in Stifone.

• first trail – Speco Francescano with a visit to the monastery
Sunday, July 25 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
• second trail – Stifone, the gorge, and the Roman harbor
Sunday, August 1 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

• Two trails: free.
The Trekking trails are easy and aimed at anyone. There are no required special athletic skills.