Lorenzo's Blue Shoes and Saving the Secret Garden

Support a village in Tuscany! Help preserve the ancient traditions of a small neighborhood in the village of Montalcino.
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$27,933USD
raised of $16,800 goal
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This campaign started on Nov 19 and closed on January 18, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $10USD
    THE VALUE OF A HANDFUL OF $$$

    •President Francesco and members will never be able to thank you enough! Grazie mille for your trust in us, every dollar is precious and we won't let you down! Stay in touch...and a hug!

    14 claimed

  • $25USD
    YOUR OWN TUSCAN APRON

    •For the cook in you! •Quality strong cotton Cooks Apron, Navy blue with ample ties and Pianello Insignia. •Great for the kitchen or barbeque, suits male and female. •See apron photo in Gallery •Includes pack and post worldwide

    3 out of 25 claimed

  • $25USD
    A SPECIAL PIANELLO T-SHIRT

    •White T-shirt with blue front and back emblems of Quartiere Pianello. •Show that you care and become part of this little corner of Tuscany! •Everyone is going to ask you - 'What are you a member of?'!! •See T-shirt in photo Gallery •Includes pack and post worldwide.

    1 out of 25 claimed

  • $35USD
    CARDS PAINTED WITH LOVE

    •Personal letter of heartfelt thanks from President Francesco •2 Watercolor Greeting Cards by Canadian artist Mary Spilsbury Ross to cherish, frame or send to a friend. See video. •Immediate Dispatch. Post included

    4 out of 30 claimed

  • $35USD
    A VERY COOL MEMBERSHIP SCARF

    •Your chance to identify with a unique neighborhood in Tuscany. •Wear with pride the blue and white emblems under which we fight for the honor of Quartiere Pianello, and under which you are helping us to save the Secret Garden. •Wear over your shoulders, as a warrior like head band, threaded through your handbag strap or tied to your backpack. •See Scarf in photo Gallery. •Includes pack and post worldwide.

    2 out of 25 claimed

  • $70USD
    PIANELLO TUSCAN COOK BOOK

    •1 first-ever Pianello Cook Book, Cucina Povera, Old & New; produced for this campaign in English by Quartiere cooks and International Italian cooks! •80 + recipes from Montalcino and the Modern Tuscan kitchen •Enhanced with color photographs + Bonus You get 1 Pianello Cook's Apron. See video. + Bonus FIRST 250 DONATORS - your book will be personally dedicated by President Francesco and by the Capo Cucina, head cook in Pianello. •Dispatch January 2013. Add US$20 pack and post

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    22 out of 390 claimed

  • $75USD
    VANILLA BEANS & BEL VINO BOOKS

    -2 internationally bestselling books by Quartiere Author Isabella Dusi. Life in a medieval village where you meet us as story characters and fall in love with enchanting Montalcino. See video. -All books signed and dedicated by Isabella + Bonus FIRST 100 DONATORS -Personal letter from Isabella with plot/name/storyline in advance of Book 3, an eBook publishing by Simon & Schuster early 2014! -Immediate Dispatch. Add US$25 pack and post

    2 out of 250 claimed

  • $75USD
    SPUTNIK IN PARADISE POSTER

    •1 Limited Edition, numbered, signed by President poster (80cm x 60cm) of painting by 1600 Renaissance artist Ventura Salimbeni in our church, hailed as the Sputnik in Paradise. (unframed) See video. + Bonus FIRST 100 DONATORS •A special story of Unexplained UFO phenomena in Renaissance art •Immediate Dispatch. Add US$20 tube pack and post

    2 out of 250 claimed

  • $75USD
    PICTORIAL SAN PIETRO BOOK

    •1 hardcover, sleeved, Book Rebirth of a Church - San Pietro. A decade of hard fundraising work restored our ancient church, 3 huge Renaissance works of art and an antique organ. •Abridged English translation and color photographs + Bonus FIRST 30 DONATORS •You receive an official Pianello T Shirt •Immediate Dispatch. Add US$25 pack and post

    1 out of 60 claimed

  • $145USD
    COOKBOOK, APRON & POSTER

    •First ever Pianello Cookbook •Pianello Cooks Apron •Limited Edition Numbered Sputnik in Paradise Poster •Story of Unexplained UFO's in Renaissance Art •Post and Pack Included!

    2 out of 50 claimed

  • $165USD
    SAN PIETRO PERK

    •First ever Pianello Cookbook •Pianello Cooks Apron •Pianello Member's Scarf •Pictorial Sleeved book: Rebirth of a Church - San Pietro •Abridged English translation •Post and Pack all Included!

    0 out of 50 claimed

  • $165USD
    PIANELLO PERK

    •First ever Pianello Cookbook •Pianello Cooks Apron •Pianello Member's Scarf •Limited Edition Numbered Sputnik in Paradise Poster •Story of Unexplained UFO's in Renaissance Art •Post and Pack all Included!

    1 out of 50 claimed

  • $390USD
    KIT & CABOODLE + MORE PERKS

    Everything from 3 to 6 including perks. +More Perks •2 Original hand sketches by Australian artist Barbara Horne capturing gorgeous Montalcino (unframed) •1 White Polo Shirt - long sleeved collared + Bonus FIRST 40 DONATORS •1 Pianello Sweatshirt - long sleeved fleecy lined zipped •Pianello Scarf under which we fight for our honor •Name recorded on Pianello plaque •Honorary Membership and Card •QP Members Only Facebook page •Dispatch as per 3 - 6 above. Add US$35 pack and post

    1 out of 60 claimed

  • $1,500USD
    A SPECIAL WINE TASTING

    •Wine tasting to be held at your club, home or restaurant •Group (up to 50) or Private Party - •Personally guided wine tasting of famous wines from highly noted producers of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino, arguably Italy's best red wine (Proof of age required). •Wines Included and Dates Flexible •Email Isabella for full details!

    0 out of 4 claimed

  • $2,900USD
    RENEW YOUR VOWS

    •In 1,000 year old Church of San Pietro. Use next 24 months •12 guests, flowers, decorated pews, organist, celebrant, Vows Cake, Quartiere certificate •Buffet: focaccia, crostini, mini pizza, prosciutto, grissini, pasta, dessert •6 bottles Prosecco (on proof of age) •Names recorded on Pianello Plaque •Honorary Membership •QP Members Facebook •Extend package with accommodation or add more guests (Extensions not included) •Email Isabella.

    0 out of 15 claimed

  • $3,500USD
    BRUNELLO DINNER PARTY

    •Book your Tuscan Dinner Party for 8. International Members Michele, Giuseppe from www.ouritaliantable.com and Caterer Deb from www.debsrecipeaday.com will cook a delicious 5 course genuine Tuscan dinner in your home or theirs. Use within 24 months. •Available Philadelphia New York Los Angeles San Francisco + bonus 3 bottles of splendid Brunello di Montalcino. (On proof of age) •Name recorded on Quartiere Pianello Plaque •Honorary Membership and numbered Card •QP Members Only Facebook page

    1 out of 3 claimed

  • $3,500USD
    DREAM TUSCAN HOLIDAY

    •7 nights Montalcino Vineyard/apartment. Use next 24 months. •5 x Brunello di Montalcino (on proof of age) •Walk-n-talk with Author/Member Isabella Dusi •1.5 hr Wine Appreciation Class •2 hours at Archery range +Bonus FIRST 6 DONATORS •Gelato lesson and 1 klg gelato •Cooking Class/Lunch in Pianello •Name recorded on Pianello Plaque •Honorary Membership •QP Members Facebook (travel not included. 2+2 kids /4 adults - Package x 6 available)

    1 out of 12 claimed

  • $5,200USD
    YOUR WEDDING IN TUSCANY

    •In 1,000 year old Church of San Pietro. Use next 24 months •30 guests, flowers, decorated pews, organist, priest/celebrant, wedding cake, bomboniere, Certificate. •3 Course Buffet with wine •Names on Pianello Plaque •Honorary Membership •QP Members Facebook +Bonus FIRST 5 DONATORS •2 costumed Pianello Pages at church doors •Extend package with accommodation, or add more guests (Extensions not included) •Email Isabella.

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $5,500USD
    BIONDI-SANTI BRUNELLO DINNER

    •A totally exclusive perk! Once only Tuscan Dinner Party for 10 cooked by Quartiere Members Michele,Giuseppe and Deb in your home - or theirs. CLICK NOW! Use within 24 months. •Available Philadelphia New York Los Angeles San Francisco + all bonus perks at 9 above + ONCE ONLY SUBLIME BONUS - the cooks will bring you 4 bottles of collector status Brunello from legendary wine maker Franco Biondi Santi. (on proof of age) •Vintages 1996*** 1997***** 1999**** and 2007***** - 7 bottles in total!

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $5,500USD
    SAVE THE SECRET GARDEN

    •Part of the Secret Garden saved from concrete will be planted and named after you. See video. •Pianello will host your private function for 30 guests with food and live music. Use within 24 months. •Name recorded on The Secret Garden Plaque •Honorary Membership and numbered Membership Cards •QP Members Only Facebook page •Extend package with accommodation, or add more guests •Extensions not included in perk •Available now. Email Isabella to co-ordinate your event

    1 out of 10 claimed

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