I needed to carry some documents to Florence on Thursday – it was the first time I had been on a train since the beginning of March, before the lockdown.Continue reading “Saluti da Firenze”
On our way home after an ill-advised social engagement (who knew the virus would last so long, when we RSVPed earlier this year?) we stopped to do penance at one of the oldest Romanesque churches in all of the Aretine province.Continue reading “l’abbazia di Farneta”
When the first major lockdown in Italy began to move into a gradual phased reopening, we made a hesitant excursion out of Cortona, to the nearby Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in the Crete Senesi.
Another update from Cortona under quarantine, late April – mid May.Continue reading “Saluti da Cortona, part II”
We’ve received dozens of messages from our friends and the UGA Cortona family, urgently asking for news about how this much-beloved city is faring in the time of the Coronavirus.Continue reading “Saluti da Cortona”
I am a connoisseur of airports, and I recently discovered an excellent one: DTW, Detroit Metropolitan, with its sleek silent hypnotic oscillating elevated indoor tram, and this brilliant and soothing water feature in the McNamara Terminal.Continue reading “Layover in Detroit, anytime”