This too shall pass

Beyond teaching us the history of early civilisations, and developing an appreciation for the natural riches of the region and the culture of foreign lands, what do cities like Volterra bring to our modern lives? Perspective The feeling overpowers me each time I suddenly become aware of how many years have passed since the cobblesContinue reading “This too shall pass”

Travel, some experience required

The sudden comprehension of a problem or situation that our brain has been unconsciously working in the background is called an insight (Aha Moment). These moments often happen when we are at rest, or on auto-pilot, allowing our mind to wander and « connect dots ». The hot September days in Tuscany have provided meContinue reading “Travel, some experience required”

La dolce vita, the roses and the thorns

Ah yes, life in Tuscany. Beautiful countryside – check! Hills of vineyards, weighted by big clusters of dark blue grapes, ready now for harvesting and fields of olive trees to be harvested in a few months. Winding roads, make you drive constantly in S formations. Left curve…straight…right curve..straighten, left curve…etc…At any time, I am drivingContinue reading “La dolce vita, the roses and the thorns”

When in Rome – A Little History With Your Highlights?

What do you do when you have 24 hours to see as much of Rome as you can? You hire private guides to take you around, skip the lines and give you direct access to the key sites of Rome, just enough to wet your appetite.

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