We gathered in the central courtyard around a makeshift table … family members and friends, young and old, locals and Italians from other regions, Italians and Americans, some living there permanently and some just visiting, came together to break bread and share wine together.
IL CONVENTO DEI SERVI
Art creates another significant link between Gordon College’s part of the globe and the Servite monastery in Orvieto. In a lush eclectic gallery of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston hangs a five-panel polyptych of the Virgin and Saints—a piece from the church of the Servi in Orvieto.
MONASTERO SAN PAOLO
Italy is dotted with monasteries of obscure identity, old purposes being forsaken, antiquity and cultural value arguing for their preservation. What should be done with an old hulk of a building, often vast and sturdily built, graced with art or good views or fine acoustics?