Category Archives: All things Italian

Caravaggio Exhibit

I’m in Ottawa, Canada, to do research for my new historical novel, but yesterday I took advantage of the opportunity to see the Caravaggio exhibit that is visiting here. It is an excellent display of Caravaggio’s paintings and the paintings … Continue reading

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Italy Journal II

Back from Italy. How necessary it is for me to get out of my comfortable cocoon and into the world now and then. My husband and I have visited Italy four times.  We have climbed the rocky hills of Sicily, held our … Continue reading

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Italy Journal

Well, it was raining the day we arrived, but we have been lucky with the weather ever since. Lago Maggiore is, possibly, even more beautiful with clouds lowering over the surrounding mountains. (Hills, really, with only one that could be … Continue reading

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Off to Italy

The photo above is of the boar in the Florence market. Rub it’s nose, the saying goes, and you will return. Well, the first time I was in Florence, I rubbed his nose—hard—and it worked. We’re off to Italy next … Continue reading

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