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When Life Gives You Lemons . . . January 2024 All Things Italy

Potted lemon trees in Tuscany’s June sunshine. The trees had been inside a protective limonaia in January. Dear Friends:  As the winter’s first snow spits...
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From Rome in 1869 to Chioggia in 2023 December All Things Italy

Thomas Buchanan Read’s The Angel Appearing before the Shepherds, painted in Rome, 1869-70. Image from the Dayton Art Institute & Wikimedia Commons. Dear Friends:  December...

Utopian Visions From New Harmony to Naples November 2023 All Things Italy

Reconstructed log cabins and the David Lenz house (white structure on the right), built by Harmonists ca. 1819-22, in the historic district of New Harmony, Indiana. Dear...

All Things Italy November 2022 Where is Home?

Rome's cimitero acattolico, or non-catholic cemetery With the fall of leaves, the slant of the sun, holidays like All Saints Day, and other holidays ahead,...

Writing Places & Bagni di Lucca, Italy

Bagni di Lucca, Italy, on the Lima River in Tuscany (Photo Credit: By Keith Ruffles, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53034692) Six years ago this week, I...