Monthly Archives: June 2014

Italy continues to be full of surprises

It never ceases to amaze me that even when I think I know my part of Italy very well, I come upon a hidden valley or yet another amazing restaurant I’ve never seen before. Last week, driving as usual over … Continue reading

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An Evening with Dario Fo

Dario Fo, Nobel prize winner, actor, author, playwright, anarchic politician….is, at the age of 88, an Italian miracle of a man. When I heard that he was to appear in a one man show locally, I decided I had to … Continue reading

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Meeting the New Mayor

The Italian local elections have been and gone, and we now have a new town council. I went along to the Municipio to see the ceremony. The new mayor was solemnly given a red white and green sash to wear, … Continue reading

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The Entente Cordiale

I recently wrote that the French seemed to be improving in their attitude to foreigners. Not necessarily so! I had the task of bringing back two of my grandchildren from the Limousin to Newcastle a few days ago, and in … Continue reading

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