Getting lost in Venice

Before visiting Venice in 2004, I studied guidebooks to learn the Vaporetto routes and the location of the churches and museums. I packed a map with all of the calles, campos and palazzos noted, confident that I’d be able to navigate my way around the city. I had my map, but no idea where I […]

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My New Life- Part One

My move date was March 30. I had been packing and purging since January. And then the pandemic hit. I was afraid that my movers wouldn’t be allowed to work and I would have no place to live. But they came through on that rainy Monday morning. “Social distancing” was a new concept and we […]

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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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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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Our Home in Poggio Alla Croce, San Cerbone

My friends Elettra and Andreas have been renovating their property for the past 8 years. The first stage is three separate apartments each with two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room.  So that’s a total of 6 bedrooms plus there are 4 sofabeds. Here are some  photos:   Here are some exterior shots       […]

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