Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

I do love Italy but it is a big drive to get to my favourite spots; however you only have to venture over the border to get a wonderful dose of Italian ambiance on the beautiful Ligurian Riviera.

Last week we had a short Italian Rhapsody, part of which worked and part of which didn’t – here’s the story. (more…)

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This week promises to be sunny here in Provence so why not have a trip to Rognes to see an exhibition of local art?  Thirty painters, photographers and sculptors have taken Italy as their theme, in honour of Malvito their twin town.

One of the painters is Holly Joulia, originally from London where she worked in scientific publishing. Since living in France, she has turned to painting and recently visited the Italian Cinque Terre with her art group.  This provided timely material for the town’s expo.

Rognes is a peaceful little town to visit – hard to imagine that in 1909 it was practically destroyed by an earthquake.  It is now rebuilt in a safer position down from the hillside and if you want to have lunch after the exhibition, there are 3 possibilities: Le Piano Gourmand 04 42 50 21 75,  Ma Cuisine 04 42 50 17 13 and Le Brasero 04 42 50 17 63.  Holly also recommends a look at the household decoration shop Doun and the Biscuiterie Georjon, both worth a visit.

Details:  at the Office du Tourisme, 5 cours St Etienne. Open Tues-Sat 10-12, 16-18:00hrs.  The exhibition itself ends on 9th March.

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