Countdown to Lucca!

In October, I will be travelling outside of my comfort zone. (not found on any map!) I will be living, by myself, in Lucca for the month. My goal is to speak only Italian AND look for new venues and activities for future Pronto Marcella travellers. I chose Lucca because: 1. I don’t know anyone […]

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When Women are in Charge

Our First Three Days It was a long journey from Toronto and Connecticut but we all met in Brussels and continued on together to Florence. Marcie and our driver were there to greet us and whisked us to the countryside, to the tiny village of Poggio Alla Croce. Some of us walked around the property and explored the nearby agriturismo of […]

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Back home in Poggio alla Croce

What a delight to be back “home” and find that things have moved forward at San Cerbone in readiness for our special guests who will arrive on Friday, September 21. Those of you who remember Googa, the cat, will be sad to learn that he died recently after a long and happy life. Nero seems […]

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In Firenze, at Casa Thiele alla Signoria

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 […]

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