Montone: In the service of Dionysus

By most accounts, our del Verziere spettacolo was a grand success. It came off as a powerful, dramatic piece, and that was the intent. Five all-out rape scenes in a very challenging (as in STEEP) setting also took its toll on us. Skinned knees and elbows, bruises, banged shins, jammed fingers, and scraped toes, all in the service of Dionysus, the Greco-Roman god of wine, theater and ecstasy.

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Countdown to the Palio

This post is for everyone who follows Montone news.
It’s been a helluva festa week in Montone! It’s our annual Donazione della Santa Spina or the Celebration of the Gift of the Holy Thorn.

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Tartufo Bianco and Polenta

It's a classic fall weekend here in the Upper Tiber Valley. The rain is falling, the fog is gathering, there is snow on the distant peaks. And a white truffle festival in Citta di Castello. We went early on Saturday to beat the crowds and taste the new olive oil that's just been pressed. And…

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