I’m about to leave for a month of springtime in Chianti. Iris in bloom, red poppies, herbs, strawberries, baby animals and all the bounty of the land I love. I’ll be posting regularly but here are some photos from primavera’s past.
Looking back at 2017 Here is my photographic review of the year Family 2017 olive harvest in Tuscany Created three unique experiences to Tuscany where we lived in the farmhouse at Il Colle in Poggio Alla Croce New friends Attended the Women’s March on January 20 in San Francisco and then enjoyed 6 weeks visiting […]
In the Italian Language, The H is Silent When I told my Italian friends, I was going to Genoa specifically to see the Monumental Cemetery at Staglieno they expressed disbelief. “But of course, you will visit the aquarium? You must take the time to see San Lorenzo cathedral and the national gallery in Palazzo Spinola!” […]
The Problem of The Soup When my friend Cristina asked me to spend a few days with her father, Antonio, the request came at the perfect moment. I was already thinking of extending my time in Italy and now I had a good reason to stay. Antonio, at 97, usually greets me with a deadpan […]
In the small village of Paterno, we meet Cristina, Luca and Babo Antonio. Cristina has prepared a feast for us: antipasti consisting of three kinds of tapenade, two kinds of Polenta, beans with homemade cinghiale sausages, mixed vegetables and a sunny desert. When we arrive at Anna’s Bed and Breakfast, Casa Thiele we are amazed […]