Friday, January 11, 2013

Good morning!!  It is sparkly/icy here in Seattle today.  I've been enjoying some back and forth with Chef Alessandro this morning.  Here is a wonderful pumpkin soup video that he's filmed in the Villa Kitchen, just for fun. 
I've had this soup and it is seasonal and delicious.

He has also gotten his app up and available:


Montisi Italian Film Festival - April 6 to 13, 2013

Coming up soon!!!

Work on the film festival is paying off with good help from some folks at the Seattle International Film Festival. The website should be 'launched' by January 20 with all details to register and make all manner of visit plans.  The film list for the week-long festival is over 20 films, including 5 new directors' films, so we are in the process of trimming and balancing.  Finding that the Director General of CSC (the most prestigious archive and film school in the country) lives in Castelmuzio was a 'sign' that we are destined to have a fun first festival.  She has been instrumental!!  Feel like coming for a spring vacation April 6 to 13??!!  The Villa will be in use for the festival, but we find that we have accommodations for 110 guests right in the village.....think about it and pass the word!  - M