Monthly Archives: March 2014

Flute practice: Lucca

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L’ultimo giorno in Italia: Roma

We are so exhausted, so I won’t write much. I’ll just upload some photos from a long, wonderful walk through Rome today. The weather was perfect, and so was the light, so my pictures turned out really well. I’ll keep … Continue reading

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Oggi partiamo Firzenze

Yesterday afternoon we wandered through the side streets between the Ponte Vecchio, the Pitti Palace, and Piazza Santo Spirito, where the workshops and artisans are. We saw wonderful artwork and modern day frescoes, but our favorite shop was a mother/daughter … Continue reading

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L’ultimo giorno in Firenze e i bandieri

Another perfect day in Florence. I was ordering my cappuccino and panne del pescatore (bread of the fisherman) al banco (at the counter where it’s cheaper), and the barista complimented me on my Italian, commenting that it’s a difficult language. … Continue reading

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Un Piccolissimo Negozio e Due Uomini

Ieri sera, last night, we went out for a walk after our dinner. Florence is so beautiful and alive in the evenings, especially where we are on the Oltrarno. There’s a wonderful little paper shop set into a building that … Continue reading

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My Letter in today’s Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304185104579435581710304704?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLEThirdBucket&mg=reno64-wsj

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Siamo tornate a Arezzo

What a fun, exhausting day. I have never been to Arezzo. Stepping off the train, I like to remember my favorite Cavafy quote from the poem, “Ithaca.” “May you always enter ports seen for the first time with such pleasure, … Continue reading

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Oggi andiamo a Arezzo

This morning we take the train, a regional one, to Arezzo, about an hour east of here. We are excited about seeing the Piero della Francesco fresco series that has been restored. We have an appointment at 11:30. We stopped … Continue reading

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Stasera: A Room with a View

Not to rub it in, but our view is pretty spectacular. Suddenly I heard a noise, and Melissa cried out, “There’s a pigeon in our room!” Thankfully, he left abruptly.

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Alinari Fratelli e pui

This morning we went back the Uffizzi and entered the special Amici degli Uffizi entrance. This time we saw the pintori stranieri, the Dutch, Flemish, and French paintings. My favorites were the Chardin paintings and little knows Dutch ones. There … Continue reading

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