We are feeling optimistic these days. We’re leaving behind the disaster that was 2020 and happily plunging into 2021 with confidence that we (and you) will be back to planning trips and dreaming of new[…]
I have just discovered this wonderful UK based website that writes about all things Tuscan. Travel stories with great photos, food, wine and restaurants and local news are all in English. I’ve spent the morning[…]
Optimism is in the air this week as we all cross our fingers for a new and effective vaccine against COVID-19. I have been hearing for months from people who can’t wait to travel again–I[…]
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!