Snow, wine tourism and wellness centre at Fattoria del Colle
The snowfall blocked Donatella and Antonio Gnassi who per expected at the Wine Tourism Conference but gave Violante great feeling in the wellness centre
by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Never seen a such a snow fall. The road for Fattoria del Colle was completely covered with more than a meter of snow..
In one way it was something to be happy about for the good water supply for the soil after a very
We had here as a guest one of the major world experts in web marketing, Professor Antonio Gnassi from the Middlesex University in London consultant for very important companies and very large events .
He should have taken part together with me at the International Wine Tourism Conference in Perugia and then he was to
return to London but all of this became impossible because we were in a situation similar to that experienced by Amundsen when conquering the South Pole in 1911. In fact the only way to reach the inhabited areas was to open a way by walking , or even swimming in the snow. For us generation of the third millennium such a situation is incomprehensible, a real nightmare, and in fact Antonio was totally panicked, who as a city dweller was not psychologically
At the end we carried out our report for the convention via Skype. How disappointing, for months we had anticipated the moment of meeting old friends of the Movimento del turismo del vino and introduce them to Antonio.
On the contrary we had to talk in front of a screen without seeing or meeting anyone. The next day the Trequanda municipal snow plough cleared the road so Antonio, even though through a flight change was able to depart for the airport. But what and adventure!
Only a few to have had a good time, and were able to have fun in the snow, they were Felix who ran and jumped and
rolled in the white stuff, and Violante who had a wellness experience in the new wellness centre, in the heat of the sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi with the Scandinavian atmosphere just out of the window.