The big news this month is the arrival of fast internet. Ours is a wireless system, the signal is sent from and received by a tower on Monte Bignone opposite. In the picture the main dish is at the top, and underneath is a repeater that connects a neighbour about 2km away who is behind […]

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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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It is with sadness that I announce this as the last Letter from Apricale. After just a year in Italy, irreconcilable differences surfaced between us and we are splitting up. Frances is returning to England and I will stay here. The house has been sold so I’m afraid those of you who enjoyed holidays here […]

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