Posted by: admin in tours, Cooking on
Apr 26, 2008
Paola, Don, Scott and Carla
16 days to go before I make my trek to Italy for 5 months this year, but our tours have started. Fortunately, so that I could get some last minute work done and finish coaching our son's baseball team, Paola went over ahead of me for our first tour of the year.
Scott & Michelle (from Texas), and Don & MaryAnn (from Washington) are our guests for this week that ends tomorrow. They have chosen to do a somewhat custom itinerary that more or less mixes some of the highlights from other itineraries we offer... making it somewhat intense: Rome, Florence, Cortona, up into Umbria, etc. etc.
To my utter pleasure, Michelle has a Blog where she has been posting daily trip reports. It's a great read! Have a look.
Posted by: admin in Travel Tips, Lazio, Culture on
Apr 25, 2008
DiscoverSoriano.com is a proud sponsor of this year's Jazz Festival in Soriano. We hope you will come and see us! We'll be filming a great deal of the festival this year in High Definition, as well as conducting numerous interviews.
This is the preliminary schedule for the 2008 Jazz festival in Soriano. Most performances begin around 9:00 PM in Soriano's main Piazza. Some performances will take place in the City Hall Courtyard. Keep in mind that more events are likely to be added to the schedule as time drawn near. Additionally, performances end at midnight as the Rotezzia Pub in Soriano (Located in Catacombs below the main Piazza) opens up for all-night Jam Sessions.
|2008 Jazz Festival Schedule|
|July 19||Gege Telesforo Jazz All Stars|
|July 21||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 22||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 23||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 24||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 25||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 26||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 27||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Contestant Performances|
|July 28||Rosciglione and Munari present the Tuscia in Jazz Master 2008 Class|
|July 29||Jimmy Woode Award 2008 - Finals|
|July 30||Rick Margitza|
|July 31||Flavio Boltro & Francisco Mela|
|Aug 1||Kenny Barron Trio|
|Aug 2||Jazz All Night (White Night)|
An all-night festival scheduled to last until 5AM -- Stages are erected all over town for multiple simultaneus performances throughout the night. Town stores, bars and restaurants remain open all night.
|Aug 2||Tony Monaco, Ray Mantilla, Flavio Boltro|
|Aug 3||Tuscia in Jazz Masters/Teachers Jam|
|Aug 6||Fabrizio Bosso & DEA Trio|
|Aug 7||Shawnn Monriera Italian Quartet|
|Aug 8||Tuscia in Jazz Band play Formichella Sound|
|Aug 9||Sould New Sound|
Let's face it... when I am in the US, this blog runs pretty dry. After all, a blog about Italy doesn't do too well when you are sitting at a computer in Florida. Well, that is soon to change.
On May 12, I'll be heading over again, and this time I will be there for 5 months straight. No back and forth this year like I have done the last few years. But the news gets a little better... I'm heading over there with some new high-tech toys for the blog (and the rest of the site).
I'll be bringing a new Canon Vixia HF-10 High Definition camera, as well as a new Gateway P-171XL FX with a full compliment of video editing software.
My intention is to get pretty serious with the videos this summer. I'll be doing very in depth video blogs for all of the towns we visit on tours, as well as all of the festivals and events. Considering that we already have 14 tours booked, there will be a great deal of material, so stay tuned.
See you soon!