|Let's dedicate this day to some mistery.
Umbria is known to be a land which trasmits a sense of sacredness
and the sacredness is often misterious.
We get to Piegaro, a small town (located among oaks, olive trees and vines) which probably has a Roman origin, famous for glass working due to an ancient settlement of Venetian masters. In the 14th century these masters had been asked for a prestigious work: the windows of the transept and the apsis of the Orvieto's Dome.
Through a dirt road, we leave Piegaro and get to a very particular place: the Scarzuola's monastery founded by Francesco d'Assisi in 1218. In 1956, The Architect Tomaso Buzzi bought the monastery, buiding his "ideal city" close to it.
The "ideal city" includes 7 theatres. An esotheric relation is established between the monastery (sacred town) and the theatres (profane town) full of symbols and secrets. It is substantioally a soul's tour, with an evocative and magic sense. The ingenious arichitect Buzzi's heirs allow to visit the extraordinary place accompanying the visitors and explaining them the history and the sense of this particular accomplishment.
We leave again and after having lunch in a small and characteristic restaurant of Monte Giove, we reach a very small stone village, Greppolischieto.
The village has 10 inhabitants, no shops of any type. The welcome of Mrs Italia, an old lady of the village will represent for us another magic moment. The lady will be our guide, accompanying us to visit the village and will open for us the door of the small church, telling us that every inhabitant keeps a personal key of it. It is difficult to describe the glamour, coming out of this ancient place.
If the daylight is still on, we can also visit another small medieval castle-village: Salci, at the border with Tuscany. A dukedom was located there from the second half of the 16th century to the second half of the 19th century. Presently it is completely uninhabited. Being abandoned, it has to be visited with a certain cautiousness, but it keeps a big glamour.
The dreaming day has ended.
Our journeys are provided of leaders but not of guides. We will meet several guides who will tell you about wine, olives, oil, fishing, woods, lake's canes, etc.
They represent the living historic memory and they will make our meeting pleasant. We will translate hoping to be able to trasmit also the passion which comes out from their words. This doesn't mean scarce professionality but will offer organization and friendship together. The museums' tours will be leaded by guides.
Every journey can be modified according to your different needs and wishes: thay can also be daily, or weekly.
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