A soprano who sings from the granite masses overlooking the bay of Cavoli, Napoleon who meets the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter in the woods, the knowledge of a prestigious scholar dispensed on the bicornuate peak of Mount Giove, a dancer in the parvis of Monserrato.
Here are some of the 'extravagances' that you can find in the nine Sunday excursions scheduled in the months of March and April, organized by Another Elba tours on the territory of Elba.
The types of routes and topics covered make the offer varied and multiform, some tours are also enriched by artistic performances and / or from the precious collaboration with some renowned local personalities.
Another Elba was born from the partnership between two old friends, Valérie Pizzera and Tatiana Paolini, (the first tourist guide and the second environmental guide), to save, by renewing it in a creative way, one of the most affected professions and penalized by the events of the last year.
For Valérie this is the first winter in Elba since adolescence. Thanks to her friend she discovered the 'simple' wonders of her native island. A small flower in extinction, a particular local endemism, the color of a mineral hidden in the rough heart of Elban stone. Tatiana instead, who returned to live on the rock after finishing her studies, she says that she doesn't remember having experienced any more active and fun.
They have been intense months, characterized by kilometers and kilometers of walks, by inspections, meetings, interviews, studies, researches and ideas that flocked to the minds of those who love that land, Elba.
The opening event will be held on 7 March on the granite roads around San Piero. The artists Antonella Avataneo and Luca Polesi will participate with their works located along the route, the actress Francesca Ria with a beautiful monologue on the origins of the church of San Niccolò, the latest generation 4.0 shepherd Daniele Mattera with his flock and the opera singer , soprano Yuka Kobayashi with her voice.
Scheduled for 11 April 'Napoleon in the Wood of Wonders', which will take place between the Villa di San Martino and the related forest. A 'guided tour / trekking / show' inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Free adaptation of Lewis Carrol's fable by Another Elba with a cast of more or less experienced actors: Franco Giannoni, Franco Boschian, Giuliana Berti, Renzo Fabbri, Antonella Avataneo (this time in the dual role of actress and artist), Diego Bonifacio and Barbara Montanari. In addition of course to our two 'handyman' guides.
On March 28, the architect Silvestre Ferruzzi, a passionate scholar and writer, expert in archeology of the western part of the island, will accompany the tour with his knowledge up to the fascinating bicornuate peak of Mount Giove.
On 21 March we have scheduled a visit to the suggestive Sanctuary of Monserrato and there, in the churchyard, the dancer Angela Iannì will dance the Catalan sardana.
In addition to conducting as a couple, which offers a sum of different skills and points of view, one of the innovations introduced concerns the public to which Another Elba addresses in a sort of tourism experimentation at km 0. The programming is in fact dedicated to those who by choice or by fate they live there on a permanent basis in Elba, and not only for the expected visitors who will come to the island (hopefully) in the next two months.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to the people mentioned above for believing in the work of Another Elba Tours and for having decided to dedicate time and commitment to him, a special mention goes to Gian Mario Gentini, an inexhaustible source of stories and information always bestowed with generosity, kindness and enthusiasm. Thanks to Maria Teresa Grassi for the precious 'tips', to Andrea Rodriguez Tagliaferro, Giulio Galletti, Don Francesco Guarguaglini and Livia Ricci for the availability, to Joelle Lorenzetti for the graphics.
To all the others, see you soon.
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7/03 WHERE SHEPHERDS MEET THE GODS
guided tour of the church of San Niccolò and trekking on the granite road, ring on San Piero. The artists Luca Polesi, Antonella Avataneo, Francesca Ria, the pastor Daniele Mattera, the soprano Yuka Kobayashi collaborate. Medium-low difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
14/03 BEYOND THE CLOUDS
guided tour of the church of Santo Stefano alle Trane, trekking to Cima del Monte, final stop at Borghetto with tasting of specialties based on local field herbs by Livia Ricci. Medium-low difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
21/03 KISSED BY THE MORENETA
ring trekking near the Sanctuary of Monserrato, guided tour of the Sanctuary with performance of Catalan folk dance and final refreshment. The guided tour and the trekking can also be booked separately. Medium difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
28/03 THE SACRED MOUNTAIN
trekking from Marciana, Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte (guided tour) Serraventosa, Monte Giove, peak, the Stretta, ring. With the participation of the architect Silvestre Ferruzzi. Medium difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
4/04 LOSING THE COMPASS
trekking Innamorata, Calone, Punta Calamita, ring. Low difficulty. From 14,30pm to 17,30pm.
5/04 IN SEARCH OF THE SACRED GRAIL
guided tour of the parish church of San Giovanni, the hermitage of San Francesco Saverio and the tower of San Giovanni. Following trekking from the Pieve di S. Giovanni to Pietra Murata, ring. The artists Antonella Avataneo and Francesca Ria collaborate. The guided tour and the trekking can also be booked separately. Medium difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
11/04 THE ADVENTURES OF NAPOLEON IN THE WOODS OF WONDERS
guided tour of the Villa of San Martino and short trekking in the wood of wonders. With the extraordinary participation of Napoleon, General Drouot, Countess Maria Walewska and the characters of Alice in Wonderland. Low difficulty. From 9,30 to 12,30 and replies from 15 to 18.
18/04 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
guided tour of Poggio, trekking to Monte Capanne. Medium difficulty. From 9,30 to 15,30.
25/04 I WILL GO UP WITH THE MAGICIAN CHIÓ
Urban trekking in Portoferraio with guided tour of the Medici Fortresses and paths of the historic center of Portoferraio. Low difficulty. From 9,30 to 12,30 and replies from 15 to 18.
TOURS ARE CONFIRMED WITH A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICIPANTS. RESERVATION IS COMPULSORY.
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+39 333 264 1008 (Tatiana)
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