Casteldilago, Umbria

In our first international gig as the Wedding Sketchers, Teresa, António and I, got to travel to Umbria, in central Italy, to sketch for Let’s Amore – a team of Italian wedding planners based in Lisboa.

High upon a rocky hill, the narrow streets of the village of Casteldilago, sheltered us from the harsh sun, yet, punished us with its steepness. The streets intertwined in organic patios, tunnels, and even backyards of residents.

We had one full day before the wedding to rest a bit, and get in the sketching mood, and that we did! The green valley below us, and the blue mountains in the far north were begging for attention, while the walk up and down the many stairways offered dozens of juicy viewpoints.

When the wedding day came, we were rested and ready for some sketching action!

No nosso primeiro trabalho internacional como Wedding Sketchers, a Teresa, o António e eu, viajámos até à Umbria, na Itália central, a pedido da Let’s Amore – uma equipa Italiana de organizadores de casamentos, com base em Lisboa.

No alto de uma colina rochosa, as ruas estreitas da aldeia de Casteldilago abrigavam-nos nas suas sombras, mas castigavam-nos com a sua ingremidade. As ruas emaranham-se organicamente com pátios, túneis e até jardins privados dos residentes.

Tivemos um dia inteiro antes do casamento para viajar até ao local, descansar um pouco, e entrar no modo de desenho, e foi o que fizemos! O vale verde aos nossos pés, as montanhas azuis ao norte ansiavam por atenção, enquanto que as caminhadas pelas várias escadarias da aldeia ofereciam dezenas de vistas apetecíveis.

Quando chegou o grande dia, já estavamos descansados e a postos para a reportagem!

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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