A Letter from the Director

Executive Director, Dana Prescott, with Chloé at the Civitella Ranieri Center.

Photo by Chris Warde-Jones

 

June 12, 2018

 


Dear Civitellians,

 

Here at the Castle we just bade farewell to our first group of 2018 Fellows.  They were a stellar group of participants who formed bonds and friendships triumphing over distance, nationalities, backgrounds, research, plans and aspirations.  It was inspirational to be a small part of the magic their group generated.

 

In just a few days we will welcome participants in group two of 2018.  They will benefit from the bumper crop of roses we continue to enjoy.  The temperatures and rain have been ideal for the roses this year and they perfume every room and angle of the gardens.
The 'orto' or vegetable garden is gracing us with a daily yield of lettuces, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant.


As the summer heat setttles in, fans are humming away, and in the evenings we swat away a few straggling mosquitos.  Fireflies accompany me on my way home after dinner and all the summer bird song is in full swing.


It's a magical time to be at Civitella.

 

 

Best wishes, 


Dana

Executive Director, Dana Prescott, with Chloé at the Civitella Ranieri Center.

Photo by Chris Warde-Jones