Sibilla Estate 2016_eng (final)
MONTEMONACO, MONTEFORTINO, Italy
- June 7, 2016
-- A tale rich in magical shades told by a knowledgeable expert in Italian legends and lore. Three riveting events devoted to the myth of the Sibyl, staged at the very locations where the tradition still lives on. Italian writer Michele Sanvico, author of the novel "The Eleventh Sibyl", will captivate an attentive audience with the narration of the tale of the Sibyl's cave, the gloomy hollow that is situated on Mount Sibyl's peak in Italy.
For hundreds of years, the cavern, widely known throughout Europe and depicted even in the oldest geographical maps, has been at the center of endless interest and attention. From Guerrino the Wretch to French gentleman Antoine de La Sale in the XV century, from Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto to Benvenuto Cellini, up to the musical genius of Richard Wagner and his opera Tannhäuser, scores of influential artists and venturesome people have been touched by the unchaste, sinister legend about the Sibyl, the prophetess whose magical kingdom was concealed beneath the mountain-top. Lavish palaces, untold riches, and eternal youth were to be found beyond the cave's entrance, so much so that in recent times the story kindled the interest of leading members of the Italian Fascist Party.
«We will enjoy three enthralling evenings», said Michele Sanvico, an Italian writer of literary fiction and creative nonfiction. «During the show the audience will be captured by a series of most charming pictures and a thoroughly compelling narration, which will follow a thread unwinding across many centuries of searches and amazing findings up to the present time. An astounding travel which will be enjoyed not only by those who have never had the chance to visit the magnificent Sibillini Range in Italy, but also by the people themselves who reside in the Italian region».
The events will be held at three evocative venues in the Sibillini area: on Aug 13th at "La Cittadella dei Sibillini", in the small hamlet of Montemonaco (Ascoli Piceno - Italy), on Aug 17th at the "Rifugio Altino" in Montemonaco and finally on Aug 20th at the "S. Lucia dei Sibillini" hotel in Montefortino (Fermo - Italy). These are utterly unique chances to enjoy a tale that today is not known to all people, and nonetheless is part of an ancient Italian and European lore.
For more information, visit Michele Sanvico's Facebook page dedicated to the mystery of Mount Sibyl (https://www.facebook.com/MountSibyl/
) and the page of the novel "The Eleventh Sibyl" (http://www.italianwriter.it/book_EleventhSibyl.asp