Monthly Archives: April 2016

The power of the humble dishcloth

For decades the ancient castle, Catajo, in my Italian village has been allowed to crumble, unloved and in urgent need of tlc. But time moves on, and the three sisters in their 90s who owned it are no more. It … Continue reading

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Yet Another Glorious Villa

In my apartment there is a poster showing photographs of villas in and around Padua. Mostly we have ticked them off, but a few remain, mainly because they require group visits and there are only two of us. However, I … Continue reading

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