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Eleven years ago today (30/11/2005)John and I got married.  We were married by the mayor in Lemna, Italy.  A small town in the hills above Lake Como. Our good friends Rino and Gabriel who live in Milano stood up for us and helped us arrange for this very special day with the help of the mayors assistant, Monica Meroni. It was a gorgeous day. It had snowed the day … Read More

Verona/The Arena

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The Verona Arena (picture above) was built in the first century.  It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large scale proformances held here. Opera, ballet and music concerts.  My reason for going to Verona when I did was to see my very favorite performer, Zucchero (Sugar). I have been a big fan for a couple years and a year ago when he announced he … Read More

Verona

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A few weeks ago Zoe and I took the train to Verona.  I have never been there and have heard so many nice things about it. Verona is in the northern part of Italy and built around the Adige River about 2 hours by train from Florence. It is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony (pictured above) is … Read More

Forte di Belvedere

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Forte di Belvedere s located in the southern hills of the Arno River on the highest hill of the Boboli Gardens. The fortress was built in 1590 by Bernardo Buontalenti who is also the inventor of the much loved gelato. Getting here requires a car or good walking stamina.  It is a very steep hill to climb but well worth it. Once you are there you are greeted by … Read More

Lunch

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Lunch has become my favorite meal of the day.  Zoe and I have breakfast and usually dinner at home, but we go out for lunch everyday.  When in the states lunch would be usually coffee and a muffin and a regular dinner.  Now I have my main meal at lunch and a small dinner.  It makes more sense.  I have been perfecting the under €10 ($11.00) meal and it’s amazing … Read More