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Fortunately, our first 60 days in Italy will not just be all about setting up bank accounts and looking for a more permanent accommodation.  Luckily for us our arrival in Italy is just in time for all the summer festivals.  We are very excited to have just booked accommodations for July 19 & 20 in the ancient town of Gradara in northern Marche’.  This is the home of one of the best Medieval re-inactments in Italy, the Assedio al Castello, commemorating a famous siege on the castle in 1446  by Francesco Sforza.  I don’t want to blow our July post already but our accommodations are in the castle which at one time was owned by the Borgia family!  Since we just finished watching the 2nd season of “The Borgia’s” where this siege was recounted, we couldn’t pass this up.  This year is a one-off special event, but you will have to wait until July to hear more.

Click here for a you tube piece on the castle – note – with sound and music.


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  4. Wow, that sounds like fun! I’m sure it will be much better than the 7th grade Renaissance Fair we did at Hillview. 🙂 Have fun and good luck enduring the siege!

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