More than twenty years ago, before my first trip to Italy, I took a six-week evening course geared for tourists. I learned a lot in that class and more important–I learned that knowing some of[…]
Times are uncertain, but someday soon we will all be able to air out the suitcases, dust off the passports and plan trips to our favorite destinations. I personally can’t wait!! I know that some[…]
On the first Sunday of each month, Duras hosts a professional antiques fair in the market square. I can’t begin to tell you about all the charming and unusual (AND CHEAP!) treasures I have discovered[…]
Thanks so much to everyone who called, emailed, texted, inquired and eventually went to either Casa Castigliana or the Clocktower Cottage this year. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your photos and hearing your wonderful stories[…]
If you’re thinking about going to the Clocktower Cottage in Duras, here’s a preview. My new novel The Mattress Vendor, which is set in Duras and nearby villages, is now available at amazon.com in both[…]
Book one week before Friday night at 10 p.m. EST and get a second week at half price. This deal is good for both Casa Castigliana and the Clocktower Cottage. Get in touch soon!!
Day and evening, there is no better spot to watch the world go by. Come see for yourself!
It’s been a long time coming, and now the upper-level garden at Casa Castigliana is finally finished. Over the past several months a team of masons remade a long retaining wall at the back of[…]
We have just returned from 16 days of delightful moments at both of our homes in Italy and France. We were truly living and loving the village life. Since making our guests happy and keeping[…]
There are still several fall weeks available to rent at the Clocktower Cottage in Duras. The month of September is full of activities and fabulous weather too. Watch the winemakers creat their magic potions at[…]