Monthly Archives: April 2015

Heading for the Hills

If after visiting Rome, you’re not in a big hurry to be back in Tuscany, instead of heading north as I did on my last trip, you might want to make a short detour to the south to visit the … Continue reading

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Close, But Not Too Close to Rome

As hard as it had been to find my way around Ronciglione, I was even more confused when I arrived in Caprarola.  There were, as usual, no signs anywhere – at least that I could see. After circling around a piazza … Continue reading

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Arrivederci Roma

On the day I had to leave Rome, I woke up with a heavy heart.  In the past few days, as I meandered around, I found myself warming up to the city.  Getting used to, even rather fond of its extravagant … Continue reading

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A Tuscan’s Garden in Rome

According to my itinerary, for which, unhappily, I alone could take credit, after Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, I was to visit the gardens of Villa Medici, created by the Tuscan Cardinal, Ferdinando I.  By the time I got back to … Continue reading

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