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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“Internet for Immigrants” is a reality today!

We recognized the humble need for internet access for the new residents of Poggio Alla Croce. In a makeshift school in the church basement, the dream became a reality today. Thanks to the contributors to the GoFundMe campaign, Internet for Immigrants And let us honour the hard work of all the volunteer teachers who consistently show up to teach […]

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Travelling with the Fun Family!

Welcome, Joe and Kris, Mark and Jerome and Bob and Sue! ( and a surprise guest visit from Mr. Daniel Abbott) The First Eight Days It’s amazing that all three flights from different European airports all arrived on time in Florence. First came Jerome and Mark, then Bob and Sue and finally Chris and Joe. […]

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Four Californians and two Canadians will eat, drink, and celebrate the bounty of Tuscany

Itinerary for October  2016 Monday, Oct 17- Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 Monday, Oct 17 Group will be picked up at Florence airport in our rental van Arrive at Il Colle, Giovanni will welcome us with local Tuscan food Unpack, tour grounds, etc. Meet our neighbors and my good friends, Elettra and Andreas     Tuesday Oct […]

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