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The divine voice of Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) in the heavenly setting of the Villa Bellosguardo in Tuscany

The Enrico Caruso museum that has recently been opened, only a few months ago, is hosted in Caruso’s magnificent Tuscan villa in the suburbs of Florence. The famous tenor chose the Villa Bellosguardo in Lastra a Signa together with his … Continue reading

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Spring wisterias

At the end of the month-beginning of May, the fragrant wisterias will be in full bloom again in Florence. Scent and sight full of spring delight. I can’t wait!

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Hiking in Gubbio

About a month ago, I was in Gubbio, which is located in Umbria (Italy), not too far from Perugia and Assisi. I went there to visit some dear friends and welcome the New Year in their excellent company.  The weather … Continue reading

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Lucretia Grindle’s new novel set in Italy: The Lost Daughter

Another Lucretia Grindle novel set in Italy, this time mainly in Ferrara. From the sudden disappearance of an American student in present day Florence the story jumps back a few decades to the time the Red Brigades disseminated terror throughout … Continue reading

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Christmas in an Italian family

Aunt Grazia summarized a typical Italian family Christmas in one word that would describe the general atmosphere: chaotic. The prevailing impression of chaos derives from the vivacity of Italians, their rapidly moving hands, the gestures that accompany the flow of … Continue reading

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Palermo – A Cocktail of Culture and Cuisine

Culture and Cuisine in Palermo, Sicily Like a refined cocktail in which the ingredients leave a subtle, evasive trace, so also Palermo is a smooth tasting blend of historical and cultural elements. Testimonies of its early inhabitants – Phoenicians, Greeks, … Continue reading

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