Tag Archive: Siena

Medieval Tuscany village on sale for £30m complete with fruit farm and a church

Why buy one holiday home when you can buy 70 – and a church and organic fruit farm? Villages in Europe that were abandoned during the recession as their owners fled the country to find jobs in the city have been put up for sale – but you’ll need deep pockets for the biggest and…

Relating to “Juliet”: Author dug into Italian history to unearth 1300s’ family feuds

Writer Anne Fortier grew up in Denmark and dreamed of Italy. This wasn’t the stuff of far-fetched fantasy; her mother had once worked in Verona and took her daughter there on regular visits. Fortier took a few minutes while in Denver to talk about Shakespeare, Italy and how her novel “Juliet” came to be. The…