Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Enchanted Trails - Hiking with John Balzaretti

Trekking The play is an original and fascinating to re-discover a territory, combining immersion in its nature and its real-world scenarios, the one inside the "emotional landscapes" suggested by the proposal stage, food and wine that complement it.

The rustic dining and entertainment offered at the end of the walk are, in fact, the crown and the amplification of local knowledge through the enchanting charm of trails running through them.

The Trek Theatrical Collinarea be held Saturday July 27 2013. Departure is from the entrance of the Castle of Lari with meeting at 17.00. From here we will move to reach, in about an hour and a half, the 'farm Stains, through a series of easy practicability and the typical Tuscan landscapes and rural rustic, made ​​of towering cypress trees, maritime pines and cool shadows holm.

Once there participants will witness the spectacle of John Balzaretti "Pilgrim. Pilgrim, "taste the proposals of the refreshment prepared by the same rural farm Stains and accompanied by wines from Tenuta di Ceppaiano, offered by 'Company Castellani.

The participation fee is 15 € and includes trekking, entertainment and dining options. The return to Lari is expected around 20.30 with the help of transportation.

Participants are advised to wear suitable shoes and clothing in the march on rough terrain, as well as hats and allocation of water.

The trek will be organized to achieve the minimum number of 15 participants. In case of rain, the organizers reserve the right to move the event to another date or, if not possible, to proceed to its cancellation.

::Note::  ... This experience was the highlight of the Festival ... a deep connection between Tuscany & Dante was forged ... many performances revolved around Dante (mostly the Inferno) I was told it lended itself to drama ... we broke bread halfway on the Trek ... a story was shared which I had no idea  about  but at the end I witnessed Canto 33  ... Balzaretti transformed from an engaging host & racanteur to Count Ugolino ... amazing & unforgetable ... from that moment the mystery of my being in the Tuscany hills was imprinted ...