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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Herbalist Shop run by the Benedictine Nuns of Orte

The Benedictine community of nuns, an enclosed order, have been in Orte for over five hundred years. In 1958 they moved out of the Centro Storico of the town into an antique convent incorporated in the 16th century into the… (more…)

Invitation to a talk on Costumes and Dress in the Paintings exhibited in the Diocesan Museum of Orte, 1800 hours, 26 October 2013, Palazzzo Vescovile, Orte

Orte: Museum of Religious Art

The Museum of Religious Art in Orte (formerly known as the Diocesan Museum) is housed in a deconsecrated 11th century church dedicated to St. Sylvester;  alongside the church is a fine bell tower, built in a style common to the… (more…)

Francesco Li Virghi

Recorders have been played in Italy since the middle ages and continue to be played widely today especially in the field of early music. A glance at Francesco Li Virghi’s website (www.livirghi.com) shows some 17 different types of recorders each… (more…)

8th International Course in Early Music (Ottaviano Alberti): Report

…so it’s over!  The week-long 2013 edition of the Ottaviano Alberti course has flown by! How much planning went into this? After months of planning, searching for the suitable music for everyone, finding lodgings, working out costs and logistics, the… (more…)

Civic Museum, Orte

This small museum is located in a deconsecrated 15th century church dedicated to St. Anthony Abbot, patron saint of domestic animals and famed for having found a cure for shingles (“fuoco di Sant’Antonio” in Italian). As a civil museum must,… (more…)