Tag Archives: Italy

Les Rituels Paeïns

Scotland, Rome, Basilicata, Slovenia, Torino. That’s been the last few months. Travel is a wonderful distraction, especially when you finally make it to places that have been on your wishlist for years. For me, those would be the carnival events … Continue reading

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January post-holidays is the perfect month to visit Italy. This means after Epifania, or January 6th. It’s not just that the big retail sales launch after this date, which in this era of global chain store hegemony does not interest … Continue reading

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AboutUs.org and My Travel Candy

I’m referenced on aboutus.org regarding travel sites. AboutUs is a fun site where anyone can contribute an idea. 

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Reading Robert Calasso’s “Tiepolo Pink” this week, I was encouraged to give some thought to that very Italian quality, sprezzatura.  Calasso uses it as a conceit, or a prism through which to view the entire body of work by the … Continue reading

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Andrei Tarkovsky and Italy

Years ago I saw a film by the unique, mysterious cinema artist Andrei Tarkovsky that included an early scene at an Italian hot springs town. What was immediately arresting about the scene was the film’s image of the town, which … Continue reading

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