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Beat the winter blues, Italian style.

Last weekend we enjoyed the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Every glorious colour, as vivid as can be at Viareggio. The Viareggio Carnival celebrates 140 years this year. Viareggio is a beach resort on the Tuscan coast and its … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Bella Bagni di Lucca:
In summer, the beautiful swimming pools open in La Villa, the main village in Bagni di Lucca. The water is crystal clear and the views from the swimming area are stunning. It is…

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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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Christmas is coming!

The kids finished school yesterday, which means Christmas must be nearly here. It’s late to break up, but they don’t go back to school in Italy until after Epiphany, so this year that means no school until January 9th. But … 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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A beach in Tuscany.

These hot summer days all my time away from Villa Rosalena seems to involve getting in water somehow. Beach, river, pool, lake, anywhere cool! Yesterday was to Marina di Vecchiano. This is the beach we go to most often.  Reason … Continue reading

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Beyond Tuscany – Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio

Pictures of Civita di Bagnoregio and the story of ‘The dying town’ had captured my interest and for a while now it has been on my mental list of ‘want to see’ places. It did not disappoint. The tiny crumbling … Continue reading

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Beyond Tuscany – Lake Bolsena

Running a B&B means we don’t plan holidays! Ironic in that we rely on others planning and booking their trips to Tuscany.  But for us we just have to grab any little gaps in the calendar when we can. This … Continue reading

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