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The Other Side Of The Mountain – Part 1 Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

Today, we’re on our way to the wonderful Fondazione Magnani Rocca about 10 km south of Parma. We emerge from the long gallery that cuts through the towering rock between Toscana and Emilia Romagna, and everything changes. It’s hard to believe that two neighbouring regions can differ so much in terms of climate, landscape, architecture…

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Exploring The Parmense Posted by on Nov 11, 2016

We’re still here in Salsomaggiore Terme, in front of the imposing Art Nouveau Terme Berzieri. Geoff is sitting on a bench, recovering from the tortuous drive. I make an effort to look at the building: “Com’è brutto! Perché fai finta che ti piace?” Geoff asks me. Geoff, who usually likes Stile Liberty, finds the building…

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A Relaxing Trip – Part 1 Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

I once read that on average it takes about 20 minutes for a couple in a car to start arguing about navigation or driving styles. Well, I guess I’m lucky then, because last Friday it took me and Geoff about 40 minutes before war broke out! We had decided to keep Friday work free, and…

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Berceto Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

The plan was to go to Parma. My sister and niece are here from England for a few days, and as part of our itinerary we had hoped to spend Tuesday at San Terenzo on the Liguria coast … but the weather had other ideas. Martedì: Temporali (Tuesday: Thunderstorms). Luckily, as we live right on…

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