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2009 Events

28th December 2009 - 31st January 2010: The cellar of the Nativities

Villa Mimma will host again an exposition of Nativities, prepared in the XVIII Century cellar by Andrea Gandini. More than 20 scenes using statues of various origins are set up in the "infernot" excavated in the limestone typical of this region, in oak barrels and other artifacts of the wine-making art. This year, the most novel idea has been to use the old press as the landscape for a new "presepe" (nativity). This is becoming a real tradition of the family and Andrea is perfecting his art in merging the humble Christmas message with the charm of the cellar, where wine used to be produced for many many years by the works of the farmer's hands.

Visits are wellcome from 3-6pm every day. Appointments are advisable by calling or emailing Villa Mimma.

Villa Mimma has also been included in a competition of Nativities aimed at promoting this wonderful Italian tradition. This initiative has been sponsored by the Council of Genoa and by the Lions Club (District 108 Ia2) together with SAGEP editors. It is possible to vote the Cellar of the Nativities online by visiting www.sagep.it (rules are explained in English on Villa Mimma's blog).

A few photos to stimulate your curiosity!

   

   

3rd May: Riso & Rose 2009

Villa Mimma will host the presentation of books and a painting exibition.

Details are on the brochure (although in Italian). Come and discover it by yourself!!!

2008 Events

3rd May: Exposition of Tapestries from Vera Vermeersch

Vera Vermeersch is exhibiting her tapestries in Treville!
For information on her work, visit her website: http://www.veravermeersch.be/

"The four evenings of the infernot"

18th - 22nd March 2008 (closing date 4th March)

The "infernot" is the typical Monferrato (Piedmont) cellar excavated in the limestone. We propose four evenings in the best cellars of the area where you can visit the wineries, sample and learn more about the Monferrato wines lead by a professional sommelier. Each evening you will also have the opportunity to taste the local products and cuisine.

On the last night, there will be a sit-down dinner with entertainment too - all about wine and food!

Price for the "Four evenings of the infernot": €260 per person (including wine and food tasting + the last evening dinner and entertainment). An additional cost may be charged if the group needs an interpreter.

Price for the accommodation (4 nights, double occupancy) plus breakfast: €100 per person.

2007 Events

15th December 2007 - 31st January 2008

"La Cantina dei Presepi" - "The Cellar of the Nativities"

 byAndrea Gandini.

 

During the Christmas period Villa Mimma will re-open its centuries-old cellar to the public to admire "The Cellar of the Nativities" by Andrea Gandini

 

On Sunday 23rd of December 2007 Don Franco, parish

priest of Treville, led the opening ceremony, blessing the nativities scenes created amongst dusty bottles, demijohns and old wine making equipment. Several people were present from the Treville and surrounding areas. The cellar of the nativities is open every day between 3pm and 6pm until Sunday the 6th of January 2008.  From the 7th to the 31st of January 2008, it is possible to visit the cellar by appointment (please call in advance -  tel 0147 487953). 

priest of Treville, led the opening ceremony, blessing the nativities scenes created amongst dusty bottles, demijohns and old wine making equipment. Several people were present from the Treville and surrounding areas. The cellar of the nativities is open every day between 3pm and 6pm until Sunday the 6th of January 2008.  From the 7th to the 31st of January 2008, it is possible to visit the cellar by appointment (please call in advance -  tel 0147 487953). 

 

priest of Treville, led the opening ceremony, blessing the nativities scenes created amongst dusty bottles, demijohns and old wine making equipment. Several people were present from the Treville and surrounding areas. The cellar of the nativities is open every day between 3pm and 6pm until Sunday the 6th of January 2008.  From the 7th to the 31st of January 2008, it is possible to visit the cellar by appointment (please call in advance -  tel 0147 487953). 

 

priest of Treville, led the opening ceremony, blessing the nativities scenes created amongst dusty bottles, demijohns and old wine making equipment. Several people were present from the Treville and surrounding areas. The cellar of the nativities is open every day between 3pm and 6pm until Sunday the 6th of January 2008.  From the 7th to the 31st of January 2008, it is possible to visit the cellar by appointment (please call in advance -  tel 0147 487953). 

3rd-4th November 2007: "Valle Ghenza Truffle Festival"

Cella Monte (3 km from Treville).

The XVI edition of this festival will include the traditional conference, the market-exhibition of truffles with sale of typical products and the Pro Loco cooking with season dishes of the Monferrato tradition that can be sampled by the visitors.  

13th May 2007: "Riso & Altre Cose" - "Riso & Rose" festival in Treville

Villa Mimma has once more taken part in the festival by displaying art and crafts from local artists In particular we had exibitions from:

  • Antica Edilizia di Gianmaria Sabatini;
  • I "Subiët 'd Patro" di Primo Favarin;
  • Sculture in legno di Laura Barbesino;
  • Monili in rame di Silvia Boltri.

The program of the festival was rich and intense throughout the day, with entarteinment such as the jazz concert, the puppet show for the children (and non!), paintings exibitions throughout the  street of the village, food and wine tasting opportunities.

Some photos of Villa Mimma are shown here below: 

 

 

10-11th March 2007: "Golosaria"

The "Club of Papillon" organises a festival of food, wine and traditions of the Monferrato region. The venue is shared between the beautiful Camino Castle and Pallori Palace in  Vignale Monferrato. Shuttle buses will be driving people between locations. Cellars will be opened to the public and many restaurants will offer special menues for this event. Details (in Italian) on the website of the Club of Paillon

2006 Events

23rd December 2006 - 6th January 2007

"La Cantina dei Presepi" ("The Cellar of the Nativities") of Andrea Gandini.

 

During the Christmas period Villa Mimma opened its centuries-old cellar to the public to admire "The Cellar of the Nativities" of Andrea Gandini. Andrea has had the passion for arranging nativity scenes since he was a young boy and has cultivated this hobby for years, making it into a form of art. Using statues of different origins and materials of different sorts and kinds he manages to capture and express the true meaning of Christmas. This year he has overcome himself by arranging a scene using wine making tools and bottles that laid unused for decades in Villa Mimma's cellar. Have a taste of what it was like!

17th September: "Fifty years in the parish of Treville"

 

Don Franco Deambrogio celebrated 50 years in the parish of Treville with a special Mass at 4pm in the Parish Church. The choir of St. Cecilia of Hunsborn (Paderborn)  back in Treville after 10 years to sing at this special celebration.

14th May 2006: Riso & Rose (Rice & Roses)

"Vola... Mimma" (Fly... Mimma) - flying over rice fields and rose gardens

Villa Mimma has participated to the "Riso & Rose" festival with an exhibition of flying equipment (para-pents, hang-gliders, microlights) from the Artale family and remote controlled models of planes and helicopters from the "Gruppo Modellistica dell' Aeroclub CAPPA" (Casale Monferrato).

Some photos of Villa Mimma taken during the exhibition are shown here below.

The program of "Riso & Rose" throughout the Monferrato region can be found on the following website: http://www.monferrato.org/site/risoerose_calend.htm

Il programma in italiano di "Riso & Rose" puo' essere trovato sul sito di Mondo: http://www.monferrato.org/site/risoerose.htm


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