Rondine

Rondine is near to Cappannelle House

loganmcates

Rondine’s Website

We got the chance to visit a very unique place on the outskirts of Arezzo called Rondine, an association who refers to themselves as “The Citadel of Peace.”

IMG_6492.JPG-1 A sculpture on their campus showing the many different paths students take when they leave Rondine.

Rondine takes applications from students who live in areas affected by war and unrest. If accepted to the program, the students’ tuition, fees, and everything except normal living expenses is completely paid for, and they live in the community of Rondine while taking classes at universities near Arezzo. At Rondine, as part of the introduction to the program, all the students learn Italian together, which is the “official language” of the Rondine campus. Students also participate in workshops and discussions throughout their time at Rondine, but take their classes and pursue their degrees at partner universities.

The purpose of Rondine is to bring together students affected…

View original post 319 altre parole

Annunci

A Visit to Rondine

Rondine is near to my house Cappannelle

Maddie Roper

Wednesday, May 25

Today we visited Rondine, an organization that brings students from conflict areas together in order to give them an education and teach them skills in conflict resolution. They are expected to then take these skills to their home countries and create projects that promote peace through education. This use of education to promote political or social change via activism is called informational politics. I think that Rondine has a wonderful mission. I believe it is true that most violence and conflict is bred of ignorance. This can ignorance about the “enemy” culture or ignorance to all the points of view in regard to the conflict situation. This ignorance is often not the fault of the individual, but the fault of the government or society. The stereotypes and beliefs bred of the ignorance must be unlearned, and Rondine strives to break down these barriers in order to create…

View original post 92 altre parole

A Walk to Rondine

With Jennifer Browning Bianchi and her American friends we walked to Rondine “City of Peace”.

The landscape and the Tuscan countryside are extraordinary. It was a wonderful and unforgettable day.

Adam & Laura Bianchi in our Little Love Nest in Tuscany

In May 2017 we received the visit of our American cousins from Iowa Adam and Laura Bianchi. They have lived in the famous Little Love Nest in Tuscany

Il Grano Arso- Castiglion Fibocchi-Arezzo-

Il Grano Arso si trova in Castiglion Fibocchi. #reastaurant #castiglionfibocchi

MANGIARE BENE

grano

ORARI DI APERTURA

Dal martedì alla Domenica
12:30 – 14:30
19:00 – 22:30

INFO

Piazza Italia, 4R, 52029
Castiglion Fibocchi (AR)

Tel: 0575 148 4731
Mail: info@ilgranoarso.it      http://www.ilgranoarso.it/contact/

View original post 513 altre parole

Dinner Invitation

Hi Marieke,

as promised here is the name of the dishes I prepared for You yesterday evening:

Starters
“Crostini neri” – the typical Tuscan starter with liver, capers, and anchovies;

p1030194
“Crostini con salsiccia e stracchino” – the starter made with sausages and “stracchino” cheese (a creamy cheese);
“Panzanella” – the typical Tuscan salad made with bread (the hard one soacked in the water and squeezed) mixed with fresh vegetables (cucumber, tomato, celery, onion) and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, salt and vinegar;
“Pecorino” – the cheese made with sheep’s milk and accompanied with figs jam.

First course
“Tagliatelle con salsa di pomodoro e salsiccia” – the homemade egg noodles with sauce made with tomato and sausages

p1010166

Secondo course
“Arista” – pork meat seasoned with rosemary, sage and garlic
“Sformato di cardi” – flan made with thistles (added with besciamella sauce and egg)
“Patate arrosto” – roasted potatoes

Dessert
“Torta di mele con crema” – apple pie with cream

We really enjoyed yesterday evening for the dinner ! Thank You for coming !

Have a nice evening !

Marusca