Wood you like to heat your home this way?
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Every year from late summer into early autumn the Tuscan villages are bustling with tractors of every size delivering wood to homes for their fires during the coming winter. In these parts it’s by far the most economical way to … Read More

Picture Perfect
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  What a find! I’ve just been given a box full of old family photos by my very kind and trusting neighbour. She heard my book project required old pictures, but she didn’t think hers would be any good. How … Read More

Enchanting Village Images No.8
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Everyday I see many historical and architecturally breathtaking doors like this. Very few are quite so green.  Sorana Village, Pescia.   Castelvecchio, Pescia   Sorana, pescia   After the rainfall. Sorana, Pescia Like this:Like Loading…

Shutter Opens on a New Era
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There was a mixture of joy,  anxiety and sadness as both my little girls started asilo (nursery) today. Dressed in their grembiuli (school aprons) they held hands and happily set off on the journey from our hill village to Like … Read More

Stiappa- Sagra del Beccutino
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The quaint village of Stiappa held its annual ferragosto festa – ‘Sagra del Beccutino on Sunday 15th August 2014. Stiappa is one of the 10 villages that form le Dieci Castella (the 10 castles) in the Pesciatina valley (also known … Read More

A Dawn Stroll With the Spirits of Castelvecchio
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  Looking outside the window after waking up far too early at 5.30am, I noticed that last night’s rain had left the village smothering in a blanket of eerie mist. A howling opportunity lay in wait at the local graveyard … Read More