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Royal Ascot + Lavender’s Blue

Ride on Time Guess where we’re off to? Advertisements

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Carlo Scarpa + Banca Popolare + Castelvecchio Museum Verona

Strings Attached The paradox. His architecture is so legible yet he defies classification. His work is half a century old yet timeless. His influence is widespread although he wasn’t especially prolific. His oeuvre is so Italian but he still inspired … Continue reading

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Carlo Scarpa + Corridors + Stairs

Dinner in The Garrick Beneath the Watchful Eyes of Mrs Bracegirdle There are Carlo Scarpa corridors and there are corridors. The former enliven the journey. There are stairs and there are Carlo Scarpa stairs. The latter bring you a little … Continue reading

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Verona +

Throwing a Shade on the Admiral An interrogation of the Rogation. An amplification of sorts.

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Giusti Gardens Verona + Summer

A Maze “The Giusti Gardens are very simple and rather English!” exclaims architect John O’Connell. “So beautiful, not heroic, just green. They have lots of trees, paths and shade, and were much admired by Mozart and Goethe though not at … Continue reading

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Verona + Charles Dickens

Greater Expectations Some of the greatest novelists have also written books about their travels. George Orwell’s Down and Out in London and Paris is an easy read, although it might put you off a visit to the French capital, or … Continue reading

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Verona + Prego

Parlo Italiano Who needs a translator when you know the Italian word “prego”? If in doubt, use it. The various meanings of prego cover: “After you” | “Come in” | “Don’t mention it” | “You’re welcome” | “How can I … Continue reading

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Verona + The Doors

Shakespeare + Co More than Juliet balconies.

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Juliet’s Balcony Verona + One

Liberty Blue It’s not a Juliet balcony but it is Juliet’s balcony.

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Verona + Lavender’s Blue

Palladio Palladian Palladium It’s really about having a sense of proportion these days. As Reverend Jonathan Aitken told us recently, “Above all, it’s a journey.” Verona is worth a worthy detour along the way. Fine Art Dealer William Thuillier calls … Continue reading

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