The Sword in the Stone: English or Italian mystery?

The Sword in the Stone: English or Italian mystery?  When living in England I was fascinated by the many stories about ghosts populating uninhabited castles. There are entire TV programs where presenters go live searching for proof of ghosts’ passage as well as a rich literature on the subject.  But Tuscany too shares this passion…

FIORE – Word of the Week

Word of the Week is FIORE – flower : Summer activities are flourishing all around Italy and in Italian we say “Le attività estive fioriscono”, from “FIORIRE”- flourishing but also  blooming. Singular FIORE (flower), with FIORI as plural adding a splash of colour to all Italian windows and balconies Of course these are FIORI DI…

Italy vs England

 “Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It’s the place where I don’t feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love. I can no longer say which…