Paciano

I am always one to wholeheartedly support actively seeking moments of solitude. If you take a ride on the lumbering Italian regional train just past the Tuscan border, into Umbria, such tranquility can be found in a place that time forgot.   Paciano is a tiny medieval storybook of a town that is built around …

#ItaliaSvezia

In the summer of 2006, I lived in a tiny apartment across the Arno River in the Stone Age.  I had no cell phone and no internet.  I even had the telephone company come to the apartment to tell me if I could have wifi installed.  The tech who, by the looks of his Ape …

Poop

The film “A Room With a View” has long been a cult favorite for those of us who have Florence in our veins.  A fiery Beethoven playing teenage Helena Bonham Carter goes to Florence with her spinster aunt who insists that they experience a room with a view of the Arno River.  That view is …