Tag Archives: Life in Italy

Monte San Martino Trust

In July last year I blogged about a book by Eric Newby called A Small House in Italy. Newby was a British POW held in Italy in 1943 when during a brief armistice when Italy withdrew from the war and … Continue reading

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Booze Glorious Booze

I said yesterday that we do a beer run to Brindisi every few weeks to stock up in bulk.  Peroni in the 660cl bottles is €0.75 down there and you can buy it in 15 bottle cases which we store … Continue reading

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Driving In Italy

Drove down to Latiano this morning to pick up a brass bell to go on our gate and realised as I drove that I had not mentioned the delights of driving in Italy. I guess I am quite lucky that … Continue reading

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Liberation Day April 25th

National holiday today to celebrate liberation on May 3rd 1945. So perhaps some historical context today  as the country heads out to family lunches. On April 27th 1945 at Dongo the 52nd Garibaldi Brigade of communist resistance fighters halted an … Continue reading

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