Now the problem seems to be resolved and I will be back with information about happenings, travel tips and tales of life in our wonderful part of central Italy.
This forced suspension gave me time to dedicate to a new book, The Painted Palazzo/Il Palazzo Dipinto which came out at the end of May. This is the 7th book I have published about this area known as Etruria and its fascinating history.
Here is the painting commissioned to Kelly Medford which graces the cover.
It is in both English and Italian so a great help for those wishing to improve their second language.
Here is what the Palazzo Piatti looks like today. You can read reviews and order copies directly from the Books page of my website .
The book was unofficially presented during the 2 day conference "Fascinazione Etrusca" which took place at the end of May in Capranica and Vetralla.
Here are the organizers of the successful conference: myself, Luciano Dottarelli, Francesca Ceci and Stephan Steingraber. The photo was taken in front of the double funerary monument of the Anguillara counts, in Capranica's San Francesco church.
Thanks to many talented friends, photographers, artists, translators and contributors who helped to make this new book a beautiful reality. Here is one of the many photos by Venice-based photographer Eva Ohtonen showing the gardens of the painted palazzo, known as the Secret Garden and Opera Extravaganza which holds concerts there.
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The first 5 who order a copy of The Painted Palazzo (leave a comment at the end of this post ) will receive a FREE copy of my previous book Etruria in English.
Postage to USA for both books is 13 euro. In Italy 1,50.
With only 10 euro plus postage you will receive signed copies of BOTH books. This offer ends on September 15th and books will be shipped on September 16.
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