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We had been told by friends who have been to Cuba before to expect, for the most part, warm and friendly people and that was certainly our experience whether it was in the resort or off the compound in Moron … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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