Monthly Archives: May 2017

Tutti i nodi vengono al pettine

In English this Italian idiom translates as “chickens always come home to roost” or “your sins will find you out”. The literal translation “all knots come to the comb”! In Italian un nodo is a knot and un pettine is a comb. Just learned this proverb today and I think it’s a good one! New vocabulary for me as well!

 

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Best way to see Lucca

Cycling around the Mura storiche, the historic medieval walls of the city of Lucca in Tuscany, is absolutely the most fun way to view the city for all the family – €18 rental charge per hour for the small size family bike. Kids sit in front pretending to steer the bike 🙂

 

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View of Vinci

Walking from  the town of Vinci in Tuscany on the path to Anchiano, following the “Strada Verde”, through olive groves where the trees are still flowering, and the land is on the cusp of summer, you are rewarded with this view . There is an abundance of wildflowers and a redstart is singing from his perch on the top of a post. Through the olive trees we can hear the purring of a turtle dove. At our destination in Anchiano, 3 km from Vinci, is the ‘Casa natale’ of Leonardo Da Vinci, his family home, now a museum.  This walk is the perfect antidote after touring around cities with overheated kids!!