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In the shadow of Verdi

I spent the weekend in Anghiari, working with the singers there in preparation for the performance of the Verdi Requiem at the end of the Festival.  278 more words


Crostata di Fragole: Strawberry Tart

A morning baking and an afternoon exploring one of the most beautiful small towns in Tuscany. What better way to spend a Sunday? 1,123 more words


I wonder

I was away in charming Puycelsi over the weekend on one of my regular visits for concerts in the church there at the top of the hill, as the good citizens of the neighbourhood, organised by Ross and Ginny Jenkins, conducted by Mark Opstad, gather together to perform and raise money for the church’s restoration.  553 more words


Visiting Sansepolcro and Anghiari in Tuscany

At just 15 minutes driving from Città di Castello in the North of Umbria are the towns of Sansepolcro and Anghiari. Both are situated close to the E45, just over the border in Tuscany. 394 more words

Food In Umbria

Algernon and Ilsa: in Toscana

Algernon and Ilsa spent the summer in a cottage on the grounds of Castello di Porciano in the Casentino Valley, where I joined them in late August. 496 more words


Silent Night

I arrived home last night at about 7.30.  At 9 or so we decided to put on our walking boots and go for a late night stroll across the nearby fields.  436 more words


Travels in the lesser known Tuscany, part 1: Anghiari

A lot of people have been to Tuscany. They’ve done Firenze, and Pisa, and probably Siena too. But not many people will have been to the real Tuscany, away from the aforementioned crowded tourist traps. 740 more words