Festival delle Nazioni Pays Tribute to Italy

This year the Umbrian musical event – number 56 – will pay tribute to our country, Italy, with a rich program of artists and projects of international calibre. Nineteen events, from 23 August to 7 September 2023, which will take place as usual in the art venues of Città di Castello and the Upper Tiber Valley. The focus of the shows will be on Italian music of the period from the late nineteenth century until the Second World War, with particular attention to the cultural climate and musical production arising from the crucial historical events of that moment. But there will be no lack of contributions across the border.

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An ‘Ideal’ Home with ProjectHouse and 3Energy

A new meeting with the established combination ‘ProjectHouse’ and ‘3Energy’, to address two new topics of extreme interest in the field of the future of construction and sustainable thermodynamics: ‘VMC’ and ‘thermal coats’. Speaking of all-round plant engineering, normally companies offer solutions such as boilers or pellet stoves, tools that however have a limit: they meet the winter needs, losing effectiveness in the summer months. On the contrary, the heat pump is already a generator that, in a single expense, manages to cover the needs of the whole year being able to generate both heating and cooling, even with water heat transfer fluid.

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An unpublished Sanzio

Among the novelties, the scientific color reconstruction of the first documented work of Raphael, the Coronation of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, edited by Francesco Paolo Di Teodoro and Filippo Camerota, visible in the exhibition through a digital installation produced by the Museo Galileo in Florence, and the scientific account of the important restoration work, by the Central Restoration Institute (ICR), the banner of the Brotherhood of SS. Trinità, the only mobile work of the artist left in Umbria, now located at the Municipal Art Gallery of Città di Castello in the same room of the “Martirio di San Sebastiano’, by Luca Signorelli, one of the most studied artists by Raffaello in his youth. The restoration has allowed to fill some of the gaps present in the work and left ‘exposed’ in the previous intervention of 2006, always edited by the ICR.

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My Saint Francis of Assisi

In a recent edition of Valley Life (n. 163, spring 2021) we had already told the passionate historical-documentary research of Umberto Pippolini on Francesco di Bernardone, better known as “Saint Francis of Assisi”. The exciting research of Umberto – esteemed professional and inexhaustible creative – ended with the release of the text, already available in the bookstore: “Il Mio San Francesco di Assisi – Alla ricerca della sua unica e vera immagine”.

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Restaurant Enoteca Berghi

The atmosphere is familiar and informal, but also extremely elegant: the beautiful veranda on the course of Sansepolcro during the Christmas holidays is adorned with lights, the atmosphere is even warmer, there is the desire to take a break from the working rhythms and enjoy a typical Tuscan appetizer, a good wine, a cut juniper and rosemary… But also a cod and shrimp difficult to find in the other restaurants in the area, because the cook Nicoleta has a great skill in cooking fish and in combining its flavors with those of the Tuscan tradition.

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The fairy tale of L’Incanto

And if you’re in the mood for meat, this is where you have to have dinner! The meat menu offers a choice of top quality, with types from all over the world, such as Japanese Kobe and Irish Angus. The room has special refrigerators for maturing, thanks to which cuts are subjected to a process of minimum 30 days before being ready for consumption.

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Trattoria Lea, the Bible of Tifernate cuisine

The history of this restaurant is intertwined with that of Città di Castello, as far back as 1910, in which it opened its doors as a refreshment point for the locals. In 1930 it will be transformed into Osteria da Primo, until the moment of the magical meeting with the spouses Antonio and Lea. It is there, in 1986, that the Trattoria la Lea begins its new course, carried out with professionalism and much commitment by Lea’s sons, Cristiano and Marco.

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Music, for success there is X Factor, to get there MeltinaRecords

MeltinaRecords (MR) is one of the places where music becomes a profession as well as a dream come true. Even MeltinaRecords, before being an independent record label, a recording and mastering studio that was born in Città di Castello (PG) with the intent to give space to emerging artists, was a dream to pursue. Born in 1976 Alessandro Cecconi, founder and artistic director of Meltina Records, started his way from music and for music he did all the work possible but in 1998 he manages to open his recording studio, which in 2010 becomes a record label, Edizioni Menichella.

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The 41st National White Truffle Exhibition

An exceptional showcase to celebrate all types of truffles, because in this area, the microclimate offers a truffle for every season. And in autumn the trifola is the king of the forest. “The four seasons of truffles” is not by chance the slogan, chosen already by some editions, for the event that will also propose markets, salons, tastings, workshops of taste, cooking shows.

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Borgo di Celle, enchantment in the green

The restaurant is open every day and always offers an à la carte menu. The chef provides classic Umbrian cuisine using only the best fresh seasonal products, carefully selected and of the highest quality. Each dish is beautifully prepared and designed to bring out local aromas and flavours – brilliantly accompanied by an impressive wine list, drawn up by professional sommeliers.

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Tradition, taste and health in the gardens dedicated to the famous painter

The beef is exclusively from the Chianina breed (certified organic) or organic Angus, the pork is exclusively from the Black Pig breed raised in the woods of Aboca (when they say low food miles they mean it!) and it’s certified organic. The prosciutto too is local from the Nebrodi Black Pig, the poultry comes exclusively from organic farms and the other meats and game come only from local farms without the use of GMO feed or from the woods owned by Aboca.

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