Rally drivers passing through a Tuscan village

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  Its tranquil up in the Tuscan hills, except for motorsport days.   During a morning walk with my daughter in Castelvecchio, we heard rally cars passing through the village thus … Read More

Wisteria in Collodi, Tuscany

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Colourful wisteria at Collodi.  This village was home to the family of Carlo Collodi (1826 – 1890), writer of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’.     If you enjoyed this post … Read More

Spring has Sprung in Tuscany 2015

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  21 colourful images showing signs of Spring in the medieval villages of Tuscany.                                 … Read More

Collecting logs from fallen trees

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Ever since the storm of 5th March 2015, logs from fallen trees have been stacked at the roadside.                     The good … Read More

Ferocious Wind Disturbs Restful Peace in Aramo

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 On the night of 5th March 2015, Italy was hit by a fierce storm causing widespread destruction.  Extremely high winds in Tuscany resulted in damage to property, power supplies, in some places … Read More

Castelvecchio travels back in Christmas time

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Castelvecchio (Pescia) the residents transported themselves back in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.               … Read More

Winter Wonderland in Images

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  After spending a few cold days in the hills of Pescia taking photos of the magical scenes, I’m now relaxing and warming my tootsies beside the wood burning stuffa. … Read More

Winter Wonderland in Video

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The winter can turn the villages’s captivating charm into something quite magical. Here are some video snippets I captured when out taking some photos. Watch in HD for better quality … Read More

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 … 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, … Read More

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