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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
Liberty Blue It’s not a Juliet balcony but it is Juliet’s balcony.
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
Expounding Riddles With The Harp Everything tastes better in a palazzo with a campanile.
Slender is the Night Leaving new scenes behind, venturing forward, encountering newer and newer scenes, blissfully aware of our environs, a rapid diorama, we arrive at last in Verona. The celestial light of late sunset casts shadows in the water; … Continue reading
Lassoing the Moon “Life was a perpetual holiday in those days.” The Beautiful Summer by Cesare Pavese
La Traviata Scandinavian sopranos can be so quintessentially English.
A Muse Some sopranos always hit the high notes.
Strawberry Thrill | A Crumpled Festoon In season, The Summer House comes into its own. It’s time for Earl Grey in the octagonal Gothick dining room with the French doors flung open to the allure of summer.