saturday aug. 30.time 10.00 e ore 17.45.partenza dal Chiostro San Francesco - 7,00
Carlo  Grande - approfonditaMente, Walking in the places of the soul

Walking in the wild and thinking - a way to be a part of the landscape and to go deeper into ourselves, into our inner landscapes. Because Nature and mountains are places of the soul, the modern man’s safety net, the way to survive in an urbanized society. Thanks to the purification of physical exertion, we distill the most secret and instinctive thoughts, just like we do when we wake up, or before falling asleep. As we walk, we discover deep gorges, inside us and outside, we step on stony ground, we cross the land of bewilderment and resurfacing, forests where we lose and discover ourselves again, passages, peaks (that is, states of grace where we can finally be ourselves), downhill paths (a symbol of the aptitudine of giving up), and sources radiating energy and beauty. The walk is for max. 40 persons (lasts about 2 hours and a half).

Carlo  Grande
is a Turin journalist, he works for La Stampa and contributes to D la Repubblica delle donne, Diario and L’Indice, writing mostly on culture and environment. A former director of ‘Italia Nostra’, the first Italian environmentalist association, he collaborates with the Holden school. His first book was a collection of short stories, I cattivi elementi (Fernandel, 2000), special mention at the Cocito-Montà d’Alba prize. With the historical novel La via dei lupi (Tea, 2006), true story of a XIII Century Italian Braveheart, he won the Grinzane Civiltà della Montagna Prize and the San Vidal Prize. He has published for Ponte Alle Grazie the novel La cavalcata selvaggia (2004); and Padri. Avventure di maschi perplessi (2006); Terre alte. Il libro della montagna (2008).