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Call for papers CAA2015 in Siena

The call for papers for the 2015 edition of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference is now open. There are some great sessions and workshops planned, check out the program… 1,323 more words

Ronald Neame - The Seventh Sin (1957)

Good adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil, with particularly fine acting by George Sanders. Even in the film one detects Maugham’s knowledge and wariness of human behaviour, and his insights that were assisted by his training as a medical doctor who understood the misery of the slums and the downtrodden and ill-treated who lived in them. 75 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

Everyone wants to go to Siena


Because of the weather we had to hold off visiting Siena until Saturday even though we knew it would be very crowded on a weekend day. 200 more words

Places You SHOULD Visit


During our 3 days based in Florence we decided to do a couple of day trips, the first one was to Siena. The trip didn’t get off to the best of starts due to a pretty uncomfortable train journey. 330 more words


Frances' Lodge - A Tuscan Treasure

Frances’ Lodge Relais
Str. Di Valdipugna, 2
53100 Siena

We meander today throughout the countryside of Tuscany, a rich farmland of olive groves, wheat fields and sunny vineyards. 935 more words


Sweet Sacrifice


Bernadette Miller

“I want to write of the light

but I do not know

whether words can illuminate

the way it hangs

upon branches and bird wings… 1,319 more words

A blitz of Tuscany & Florence

Sarah and Cordelia recently had a speedy tour around Tuscany and Florence, visiting properties from the European Escapes portfolio. Here’s their low-down…

We set off from rainy London to the warming Italian sunshine which lasted throughout our trip. 708 more words

European Escapes