Art, history and culture at the Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna

On the ground floor of the building there is a large courtyard which leads to a series of rooms embellished with a delicate cycle of neoclassical frescoes with stories of Elena and Paris, painted by Antonio Castelletti in 1812 on the occasion of the wedding of the then owner of the building: Fabrizio Crispolti della Penna.

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‘States of Art’ at Villa Fidelia

In particular, this year there will be 20 foreign artists representing their countries, plus 40 Italian artists, coming from various regions of Italy. The exhibition includes the presence of painters, sculptors and installations. During the period of the event, collateral events of a high cultural level will be held, both inside the Villa and in the park, such as artistic performances, poetry readings, book presentations, classical music concerts, live painting and theatrical performances.

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Pastry and happiness in Piazza Settevalli

Nicola Antonacci is a well-known entrepreneur in the world of pastry: after eleven years as a commercial agent, proposing raw materials for pastry shops and ice cream parlours, he becomes more and more passionate about this art, conceiving in his mind his laboratory and his’ coffee pastry ‘. The first pilot project, defined by himself, of ‘first marketing’ is born. So, let’s enter the Perugian temple of the “Pasticceria Piazza Settevalli” with our notebook and camera.

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Shalo

Recently conceived and created, Shalo was born on June 17, 2021 from the experience of Thai chef Phinchsinee Wiengnon – who learned the art from a Japanese master in Bangkok.
After six years of experience in Umbria, the Asian chef opens her own restaurant, the “Shalo” Fusion Bar, together with her life partner Simone Meschini, quite well known in the Umbrian nightlife.

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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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Le Torri di Porsenna – A New Country House in an Ancient Abbey

Bruno and Marisella Batinti, after several productive years of hospitality experience with their business “Le Torri di Porsenna” (named for Chiusi’s ancient and powerful Etruscan king) found a new and inspiring site for their country house in Petrignano del Lago, in the Comune of Castiglione del Lago.  Overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards near to Lake Trasimeno, the new location for their country house and working vineyard is well named, as it is certainly fit for a king.

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