Giglio. Perche no?

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Posted from Tuscany, Italy. And so I walked into the warm embrace of Francesco and Gabriella Carfagna. To be honest, it was a bit of a slog from Piombino to Porto Santo Stefano was much further than I had anticipated. … Continued

Elba Room

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Posted from Tuscany, Italy. ‘They sang the lays in ancient days Of purple Provencal and Samiotic wine, But I reserve my song to dwell upon The virtues of the Elban vine’ I wrote that about forty years ago during my … Continued

Piano Pianosa

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Posted from Tuscany, Italy. The quiet in the town is palpable. There’s just the sound of the sea and the birds. It comes as a surprise to see a woman come out of one of the houses,a shock when a … Continued

Honied thoughts

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Posted from Portoferraio, Tuscany, Italy. Have you ever tried dipping strawberries in honey. You should. I’m not claiming it as original, just as rather – no, very – good.

A day of tribulation

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Posted from Marciana Marina, Tuscany, Italy. How wet can a man get? On a Vespa, very. I had sort of thought that I might come across at some point in a vague way. Better to be prepared, I thought. But … Continued

Final thoughts on leaving Livorno

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Posted from Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. My hotel: Hotel Gran Duca, Piazza Giuseppe Micheli 16, 57120 Livorno. Tel: 00 39 0586 891024 I can throughly recommend this admirable establishment to anyone wanting to stay. It is both central and overlooks one … Continued

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