Tag Archives: Città della Pieve

7 September 2017

I had my fireman-chimney sweep back this week, not so much because our crazy summer weather has ended (it has, kind of) but because that’s what I do once L has gone off to the Venice film fest and isn’t around to … Continue reading

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24 June 2017

There has been a population explosion in CdP. The town is packed with howling bundles of overheated misery being pushed about by proud nonne (grandmas) – the mamme I presume taking advantage of captive child-minders to stay in cool interiors. … Continue reading

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2 November 2015

There’s huge excitement in CdP. At first it was all a secret: someone’s plough had hit something hard and, lo and behold!, a hole had opened up and there was an Etruscan tomb down there. Briefly, no one would say where. … Continue reading

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6 October 2013

Next to me on this hugely packed train from Ferrara to Chiusi is a man reading a book called Delitti in treno (Crimes on Trains). I was debating with myself as to whether this was an odd or fitting choice … Continue reading

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