Friday, August 21, 2009

Bacco back in the gola d'infernaccio, old friends and celtic music at Cupra Marittima

21 Agosto
I have been less busy in the vineyard and use the time to explore the local scene a bit. Bacco and I hiked into a jam packed Gola d'infernaccio. This is not the time of year to take a popular hike in the local Sibillini mountains. The cars were parked as far as a mile away from the entrance to the trailhead. It was a blast for Bacco, though, as he spent a lot of time in the cold stream, cooling off from the summer heat. The photos show how high the cliffs are as you walk through the canyon and the pretty stream with Bacco occasionally bathing there.
Michele, Teresa and Matilde came to visit and we had a great time hosting them and showing them a few of the sights from Offida to the sea. Thanks for coming down and for the great food products!
Finally, last night I headed down to Cupra Marittima to see a Celtic music concert with a group of musicians from Ascoli Piceno called Old Ways. The singer, harpist, flautist had the voice of an angel and seemed to lock eyes and smile at everyone in the audience individually. It was magical. She sang in Latin, Italian, Gallic and English (none of which should be capitalized, but i am too lazy to change them now). I bought the cd, put the top down and listened to the whole concert again as I drove back home. The group was filled out with a guitarist, electric violinist and percussionist.
A nice way to spend an evening for someone who is always complaining about the lack of live music around here. In summer, all is different and the musicians have places to play. I would like to invite Mystic Dream to play here at Nascondiglio di Bacco in the Fall.
Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

Juanita said...

Sounds most fabulous! I'm happy for you.