Category Archives: At Villa Rosalena

Wisteria Envy!

I knew this was coming, it happens every year, severe case of wisteria envy! Bagni di Lucca is currently full of very large, stunning purple wisteria. The scent is beautiful and although they are growing in people’s gardens their size … Continue reading

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Plum blossom confetti and magnolia envy

I feel very unoriginal, but like many bloggers at the moment I cannot help but share a little bit of spring! In our garden and patch of hillside the first little signs of spring are quite tiny, violets and narcissus. … Continue reading

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Snow! Where’s Mr. Tumnus?

This is what we woke up to this morning. Magical isn’t it. I’m like a little kid when it comes to snow. On days like this anyway, when I don’t have to go out in it unless I want to … Continue reading

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Lucca Comics and Games

Here are three of our guests this weekend on their way out for the day! This somewhat unusual attire is because they were on their way to Lucca for the annual Comics and Games event. This four day event brings … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Autumn

Early Autumn is fig season. Fig trees seem to grow like weeds around here in northern Tuscany but even though I’m now lucky enough to have this great tree (above) there’s still for me something very exotic and sensual about … Continue reading

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A Tuscan Autumn.

Autumn seemed to take a long time to arrive this year, the summer just went on and on. But now the weather and trees have caught up.  A few days ago I was still in sandals and T-shirts, but today … Continue reading

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Geraniums, a Tuscan villa essential!

More real life stuff today, but one of the nicer bits of running a B&B in Tuscany. Buying plants. In particular geraniums, red of course.  The last few days have been so hot and sunny we’ve put out the deckchairs … Continue reading

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Watching paint dry!

Although I’ve subtitled this blog ‘life places food’ I’ve noticed I don’t seem to include much ‘life’. This is because my life is mostly very mundane, but I just happen to be fortunate enough to be currently living in a … Continue reading

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Spring!

Spring like things were showing themselves from late February, but I didn’t dare write a spring post in February, even though that month proved to be especially mild and sunny this year. My caution proved justified by a burst of … Continue reading

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