We’ve been here nearly a week now. I’m typing this (Saturday) on a warm afternoon (high 20s), with hazy sunshine outside. (I’m inside as it’s far too hot and bright to use a computer out there.) It’s been sunny all week, but last weekend was the tail end of one of the worst storms the […]

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This weekend was the San Michele Festival. Sounds grand, doesn’t it? But San Michele is a chapel the size of the average bathroom, at the top of a mountain nearly 2000 feet above sea level and only reached by five miles of winding rough track interspersed with stretches of concrete. Whoever built it certainly wanted […]

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After rashly offering the other day to help with the local grape harvest – the “vendemmia” – we were invited to meet at the bar in the village at 8am yesterday for a day of grape picking. So with nothing much else planned we turned up on the scooter and met with the other workers; […]

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