Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stia in Tuscany

After Ravenna our next stopping place was Stia. This was the end station of an excellent private line from Arezzo with about fifteen stops in 40 miles. Unlike in the U.K., Italian railways are still largely run by the government, but … Continue reading

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Ravenna

All my life the name Ravenna has conjured up for me the idea of seeing at first hand some of the finest mosaics in the world.  Ravenna had, after all, in the seventh and eighth centuries been an imperial city, … Continue reading

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hibernation

I have always thought that January is the ideal month for hibernation. After all lots of other mammals do it, so why shouldn’t we? Up till now I have never thought I had the chance, but this year, just after … Continue reading

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