Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fosdinovo and Treschietto

I’m sitting here waiting for a man to come and look for Fainas.   It’s just another part of country life here in Italy, dealing with the critters who share their habitat with us pesky humans. A Faina is a small … Continue reading

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La lingua bella

I love the Italian language. When it is spoken by someone who speaks it well, it sounds musical and poetic.  I hope that one day I can do it justice, instead of the butchering I give it now. I have … Continue reading

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Mostly castles

Has it really been that long since we last chatted? The lack of blogging does not equate to a lack of interesting incidents here in Tuscany, it just reflects the slackness of this blogger! Actually this past week has been … Continue reading

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Sarzana and La Befana

In keeping with our plan of taking small trips around Lunigiana during the school holidays, we visited Sarzana this week.  We were not only lured by the history to be found there, but by the promise of a shopping mall … Continue reading

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So many villages, so many castles!

I can’t start a blog post on the 2nd of January, my first for the year, without saying “Happy New Year!” or “Buon anno!!”  Hope everyone had a good one, although I hear it was a stinking HOT day in … Continue reading

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