Thursday, March 29, 2012

Venice: Healing Garden for the San Camillo Hospital at the Lido.

Palazzo Pisani Moretta: benefit for a Healing Garden at the San Camillo Hospital. The dinner to collect funds for the Healing Garden project (Un Giardino Per Rivivere) at the San Camillo Hospital on the Lido, was held at Palazzo Pisani Moretta and was graciously sponsored by the owners of the palazzo and by the Calieron Confraternity. A garden for the senses, the Healing Garden is a  natural place for mental and physical stimulation, and as such, is designed to provide maximum possible sensory richness. The sight is the sense that dominates most of the sensory experiences, but sometimes, you simply close your eyes and are receptive to noticing that other senses provide other rich connections. Chromatherapy and aromatherapy are now two very useful and strategic approaches to build and order sensory stress therapeutic purposes, but also "hearing" and "feel" can play a very important role in the natural area of the garden.

Contribute: You too can contribute to realize the Healing Garden, log onto the website of Un Giardino Per Rivivere and go to: Come Aiutarci.

Palazzo Pisani Moretta: benefit for a Healing Garden at the San Camillo Hospital.   Garden designer, Benedetta Piccolomini, landscape architect, Paolo Sgaravatti and neurologist, Francesca Meneghello are the people responsible for the Healing Garden project.

 photograph and copyright Manfredi Bellati
Palazzo Pisani Moretta: benefit for a Healing Garden at the San Camillo Hospital.  In the spectacular candle lit salone on the piano nobile of Palazzo Pisani Moretta a long table was set up with gourmet food prepared by the Calieron Confraternity.

   photograph and copyright Manfredi Bellati

Palazzo Pisani Moretta: Calieron Confraternity. Some of the eighteen members of the Confraternita’ del Calieron or Calieron Confraternity, which was founded in 1994 by a group of gentlemen who love good food and drink. The gentlemen cooks are professional architects, doctors, notaries, financiers, industrialists, landowners and insurance brokers, two of them also act as sommeliers.  They take pleasure in gastronomy and when business permits they organize and cook lunches and dinners for friends in and around Italy, as well as abroad. Their headquarters is at the Villa Marcello between Padua and Treviso.  Caileron in Veneto dialect is the big copper pot you cook polenta in and Calieron is also a trophy, which is “up for grabs” each year among the confraternity in the challenge between the stoves.   The winner, chosen by a jury formed by the wives and invited guests, is elected president for a year.
Above: Alvise Cerato, Franco Moschini, Alessandro Badoglio, Silvio Marsoni, Gianluca Cavatorta, Alvise Alverà, Beppi Franchin, Paolo de Marzi, Giorgio Montesi, Roberto di Majo and Giovanni Borri.

Palazzo Pisani Moretta: Calieron Confraternity.  a detail of the Calieron Confraternity “uniform”; under a business suit an apron embroidered with their “crest” and initials.

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