Tag Archives: Love

Piazza Puzzler

Veruska and Igor seem happy with their lives in Italy. We don’t really know where exactly in Russia they came from or IF they really are Russian. Why did they leave? Were there suspicious circumstances? It doesn’t really matter. We … Continue reading

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The Best of Italy!

“È quest’autobus per Santa Brigida? Is this bus going to Santa Brigida?” Seems like a pretty simple question, but after a 5 hour hike and an hour wait for the last bus of the day, we wanted to be sure. … Continue reading

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Design with Nature

“If you get pure beauty, you get about the best thing God has to give.” The quote is attributed to an anonymous artist long ago, cited by the British writer, Charles Latham in his 1905 book, The Gardens of Italy. … Continue reading

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Spirit of Adventure

Ah, Spring! It’s that magical season that reminds us that what was closed and silent begins to open, open, open. Immediately in front of us is the most incredible display of hope and faith in each new day. The Tuscan … Continue reading

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Taken for Granite

Why would anyone voluntarily leave Italy? Good question. But, that’s another story for another time. So . . . given that we wanted to “get out of Dodge,” we asked ourselves one simple question, “How can we most quickly and … Continue reading

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The Same Old Drill

We share the same middle name—Emerson. I miss my dad. About a week ago, an envelope arrived in the mail. The address was hand written in a recognizably flamboyant style, using what appeared to be a black Sharpie felt-tip pen. … Continue reading

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The Fountain of Youth

A quarter cup a day keeps the doctor away! That’s the adage that our friend Giacomo‘s father lives by. A quarter cup of what, you ask? OLIVE OIL. Signor’ Martini actually drinks it—in addition to what he typically drizzles over … Continue reading

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