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Under the Tuscan Sun is heartwarming!,
This review is from: Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy (Paperback)From Associate Reviewer Carolyn's full review: About a poet, gourmet cook, college professor & travel writer who fell in love with Italy & bought a home that dramatically changed her life.
With her partner Frances Mayes found a wondrous new world as they restored Bramasole (meaning to yearn for the sun), an abandoned villa in the Tuscan countryside.
Mayes goes back 26 centuries in her wanderings throughout Italy. Occasionally she loses her feeling of wonder & becomes pedagogic. She mentions a ballet troupe from Russia that she watched "thump around for two hours." I doubt Russia ever had a ballet troupe that thumped around anywhere.
I read the big print copy & turned many pages wishing there were maps & pictures. I hope they were included in the original edition. I kept my atlas close by. I now carry textured pictures of Italy in my mind & on my taste-buds. Good reading!