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The Charm of Smaller Places

On our recent trip to Italy, we toured many well-known places along the Amalfi Coast and in Tuscany.  We visited Pompeii, Capri, and other notable tourist destinations– and enjoyed them immensely in spite of the crowds.   529 more words


Bass on a Plane: Getting to the Anghiari Festival

Gatwick airport, 9.00am. Hundreds of people, luggage obediently dragging behind them, make their way through the North Terminal building. Some are there on business, others are holidaymakers. 1,087 more words


Great Expectations

Back in the UK at last after what has been a long, exhausting but utterly satisfying week, it has been a real blessing to step off the plane and feel – what is that strange sensation? 1,046 more words


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

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