Arrivo!

Somebody is happy to see me! and these guys too I think! But here I am: I can see the Cross at Poggio Alla Croce from Elettra’s house My flight over was way longer than usual, with the baggage handler strike in Toronto making me late for my connection in Paris and then windy conditions […]

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Fall 2017 Travellers! Our homes, in Poggio Alla Croce and in Firenze

Our home at Agriturismo Il Colle, in Poggio Alla Croce. We stay here for two reasons, one is the setting.   Our country house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms with a complete kitchen, dining room and living room.         And the other reason we stay here is Giovanni, our host at Il Colle. Whether […]

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Meet Nancy Johnson, Guest Photographer

I was very fortunate to have Nancy Johnson, a superb photographer from Santa Rosa California, among my guests at Il Colle in April.   When I look at her photographs, I re-visit the beauty, peace and excitement of our time together in Tuscany. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing some of your photos with us!   […]

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My crazy Italian Life – Part 3,024

I seek out and I’m attracted to cultural experiences and exchanges that keep bringing me back to Tuscany, season after season, year after year. “When I get bored”, I tell people who wonder at my infatuation, “I will explore somewhere else.” It’s been almost 14 years and I’m still drawn to Tuscany.   Enjoy the […]

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Waiting for the Santa Rosians (or Nancy, Toby, LeAnn, Mary and Lynda- I’m waiting for you!)

After a long winter, I’m back where  I belong, in Poggio Alle Croce at Elettra’s goat farm, a short walk from Il Colle. Spring is in full bloom here. The Lilacs are at their peak and the Wisteria is taking over every bit of real estate it can find. I made the first shopping trip to […]

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