Tag Archives: Isola d”Elba

Island exile

Napoleon was here. On this island. In exile. He had two homes. One above the main port of Elba, Portoferraio, and another, this one, in the “countryside.” I have put countryside in quotation marks, because countryside is scarce on an … Continue reading

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Fresh.

As you may know, the “Slow Food” movement originated in Italy. People know, intuitively, passionately, that there’s something wrong with “fast” food. Nothing about eating, according to most Italians, really should be speedy…except perhaps how long it takes for the … Continue reading

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Now that’s a swimming pool.

Who needs a pool when there’s a sea?

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Able was I ere I saw Elba

Saturday, June 11. School’s over, and we celebrate by leaving town as fast as our legs, tires and hulls will carry us. A little less than four hours outside Milan we arrive in Piombino, but thanks to bad highway management, … Continue reading

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