Thursday 11 July 2013

XVII Umbria Film Festival

The seventeenth edition of the Umbria flim festival started last night with the keys to the city being handed over to Stephen Frears. The beautiful Umbrian hill top town of Montone was jam packed with film goers and a lively and enjoyable time was had by all. If you are in the area Montone is well worth a visit anyway, but the added attraction of watching a film under a starry sky and seated in an adorable little piazza is not to be missed. Download the Film Festival Catalogue  and see what treasures are in store over the next few days. Probably the best idea is to book a table at the L'Antica Osteria so that you have a comfortable seat for the entire evening; it means that you don't have to struggle to the bar in order to get a re-fill or an ice-cream!

During the course of the event you are bound to see a few faces that you recognise, and some faces that can be put to names that you know. Terry Gilliam, Mike Figgis and Ken Loach are regulars and in the past John Hurt, Saffron Burrows, Colin Firth and Ralph Fiennes have also been guests.

If you fall in love with this beautiful little Umbrian town and the surrounding area Abode has a selection of real estate properties to choose from, for example Villa Cresce and Casa Montecastelli are both glorious examples of meticulously restored farmhouses.


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