Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Saga of the Sagra

“You’ll see notices pinned on trees. Look for the word sagra, signora. It means a village feast with whatever their speciality is. Could be chestnuts, could be wild boar…You can’t go wrong.” Borgo San Lorenzo in Tuscany’s Mugello Valley had … Continue reading

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A Day at Stoke Bruerne, our “Twin” Museum

With more bad weather hard on the heels of the Jubilee washout, we didn’t quite know what to expect at the Gala Weekend at the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, recently twinned with Battaglia Terme’s Museum of Inland Navigation. But of … Continue reading

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Italy’s Answer to the River Pageant

  There was a poster stuck to a tree which said “Remada a Seconda”. I didn’t know what it meant, apart from something to do with rowing. (Remare means to row). “It means however you like. It’s not a race.” … Continue reading

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