Sites and sights in Le Marche Italy

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Our annual (and sometimes biannual ) visit(s) to fabulous Tuscany continue, resulting in much pleasure, consumption of great food and wine and of course a plethora of photographs. Our stay in Tuscany this summer was preceded by a few days staying in the Le Marche region of Italy, the calf muscle (or “gastrocnemius” ) in the boot of Italy. We stayed in Ancona and also visited Senigallia to its north and Loreto to its south, before heading back westwards through Perugia to our home-from-home Castellina-in-Chianti . Our visit to Le Marche was predicated on three main ideas. First, we wanted […]

Seductive Shades of Grey(scale)

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People that know me and visitors to my website will be aware that we have a love for Italy, and we are lucky enough to make frequent trips to enjoy the sites, sights, landscape, culture, people, food and wine of that amazing Country, especially the region of Tuscany. The colours of Italy are vibrant and lend themselves to “contrasty” images. But that also means that those red, blue and green channels can look pretty captivating in shades of grey.

So here it is, the start of another year !

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We are looking forward to a number of adventures during 2018, with a number of excursions and activities already in the planning pipeline. One of the excursions is another trip to Italy, although this year we are going slightly earlier in the year than our usual late August & September trip. This year we will be going in time to enjoy Jane’s birthday in Tuscany, rather than my own. It seems that the affinity with Italy, and notably its food and drink, started promptly this year, as the following images from our kitchen on New Year’s Day will testify. Breakfast […]