Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On the Road: Angels and Saints in Civita di Bagnoregio

On our Intuitive Italy Photography/Painting Workshop, we will visit  Civita di Bagnoregio, a unique place in Italy, where an old ancient town, currently populated by only 4-8 people, is built over the top of a flattened hill and is connected to the outside world by just a pedestrian bridge. Civita di Bagnoregio is called also "the dying town" because of the tremendous erosion problems.  It sits atop a tufa plug, which erodes on all sides.  This hamlet is way picturesque.
Civita di Bagnoregio Angel
This beautiful angel is inside the small church -- it's large - 4-5 feet tall. Also inside the church is a 13th century bishop, also about 4-5 feet tall.  I cannot resist these dead bodies in the churches. I find them morbidly fascinating.  He lies below an altar in a side chapel, forever venerated in his glass coffin and silk robes.  The face is plastic, like a doll's face, and the hair is also artificial.

Civita di Bagnoregio
For more information about the workshop -- we have only 5 places left!, feel free to contact me or check out my website, www.maryannglass.com.  The workshop runs June 30 - July 7, we'll be staying at a luxurious villa near Todi: instruction in either or both painting and photography is combined with trips to Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Assissi, DeRuta, and Civita di Bagnoregio.  The price - $2475, double occupancy -- includes everything but the airfare.  It will be a very special week to savor life and art.  Come join us!

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