Tag Archives: Gardens of Northern Italy

Carpe the Sunny Diem

As I’ve mentioned – more than once, I know – I had a lot of rained out days on my last trip to the Veneto, which is one of the reasons I decided to go to Puglia on my next trip.(Leaving … Continue reading

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A Garden That Wants You to Think

Today’s post was supposed to be set in Vicenza, the city of Palladio.  That’s what I wrote at the end of last week’s post and that’s what I thought I was going to do.  I even did a bit of … Continue reading

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In The City of Star-Crossed Lovers

It turns out I’m not the only one who has been longing for green.  And the marketers are on to us.  For 2016 there are all sorts of green tinted products to help us satisfy our verdant cravings.  Tired of that old, white … Continue reading

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The Garden in the Mountains

On the day I left Lake Garda I got an early start.  Apart from the odd school bus I had the road to myself. The east side of the lake was still in darkness, but as the sun rose, now … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Suspending Judgment

Sometimes extraordinary can be over-rated.  Take a visit to the doctor.  The last thing any of us wants to hear is that something out of the ordinary is going on with some part or other of our body.    No … Continue reading

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A Dive into Lucid Folly

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (Shrine to Italy’s Victories) might well win the dubious prize for the site that generates the most controversy in all Italy.  Eccentric, bizarre, over the top weird but interesting, barmy (had to look that one up – it’s … Continue reading

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An Elusive Garden and an ‘Undemocratic’ Restaurant

After Villa Carlotta the next stop on a well-planned garden tour would be the gardens of Villa del Balbianello, one ferry stop down the lake.  Facilissimo!  Not quite.  First of all, Mondays and Wednesdays the garden is closed.  Then there’s … Continue reading

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