Monthly Archives: September 2014

Letter from Italy #10 – Turning for Home

We are safely ensconced in an airport hotel in Rome after arriving late this afternoon, waiting for an early morning flight home. It was a long and rather unsettling day. We set out this morning from our lovely haven in … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #9 – Truly, Madly, Deeply

While it’s true I had a mad crush on Rome, I confess I have found a new love. Tuscany. I am head over heels for region of Val d’Orcia. Truly, madly, deeply in love with La Foce estate. Like many … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #8 – Trains, Trains… and Automobiles?

We leave behind Florence and with it, the tours of museums, palaces, churches and crowded marketplaces. We are on the train to Chiusi where we will pick up a car and drive to a working Tuscany farm with a fascinating … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #7 – Florence, Fashion and the Pitti Palace

Although it seems as if we have been away from home for ages, the time, like the high speed train we travelled on from Venice to Florence, is speeding past. I love the Italy I have seen so far and … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #6 – Peace, Justice and Faith

Venetians are fierce in their love for their city and their pride in its history, culture and beauty. For 1100 years, Venice held its independence despite significant pressure from Rome to adopt Roman law, politics and church. It’s a demonstration … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #5 – First Impressions in Venezia

Venice is extraordinary. Unique. Magical. And packed with people. We had hoped that we would be past the busiest tourist season but there are times along the Grand Canal when you have to slowly push your way through the crowd … Continue reading

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Letter from Italy #4 – Roman Musings

Today is our last day in Rome. Tomorrow we head out bright and early for Venice. I have loved every minute of our visit here and hate to say arrivederci. But I am excited to see what else Italy has … Continue reading

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