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A Beautiful November Morning Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

Oggi è una stupenda mattina di novembre: l’aria è fredda ma il cielo terso è di un bellissimo azzurro intenso, e i colori autunnali rallegrano i monti intorno a noi. La mente vagabonda torna ad un’altra mattina di novembre di tanti anni fa. Today is a wonderful November morning: the air is chilly but the…

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The Interview Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

The other afternoon, as I was browsing through some second hand books, I found one by Mario Tobino, entitled Il Deserto Della Libia (The Libyan Desert). Mario Tobino (1910- 1991) was not just a famous prizewinning author, but also a notable psychiatrist who lived and worked for 35 years in the psychiatric hospital of Lucca…

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Lucca: Villa and Palazzo Guinigi Posted by on May 25, 2009

A couple of weeks ago we went to my hometown, Lucca, to visit my parents, and while we were there we decided to take the opportunity to visit one of Lucca’s many historic buildings. We opted for the Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi (National Museum of Villa Guinigi), which we hadn’t been to for many years, and I…

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Buon Compleanno Maestro! Posted by on Dec 11, 2008

Il Mondo della Lirica (the Opera world) is getting ready to celebrate the 150th birthday of Giacomo Puccini author of many famous Italian operas such as La Bohème, Madame Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot. Reading his biography I discovered an interesting, lively character, and decided to write a little blog to add my small contribution to…

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