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Snow at Casa Debbio

Our friend Filippo has sent some photos of Casa Debbio covered with snow…

Why Italy?

I am often asked why we chose to buy a house in Italy. We wanted a base in Europe and for me it had to be Italy…

Casa Debbio in 2018

We had a fun year at Casa Debbio, our gorgeous Tuscan mountain house. We have become gardeners and delight in the garden we have created from scratch. It is wonderful to watch the change of seasons form our mountain perch…

Things I will miss in Italy

It is time to leave Bagni di Lucca and Casa Debbio to return home to Australia. I am going to miss the rest of the gorgeous autumn…

Autumn begins at Casa Debbio

I am delighted to be back at Casa Debbio. Filippo has done a wonderful job of looking after the house and garden in our absence. Autumn has just begun and the garden is beginning to fade, but it still looks great…

Our garden at Casa Debbio

Leaving the garden at Casa Debbio is not easy. After months of watching it grow I have to leave it behind in the capable hands of Filippo…

Time to go home

It is time to leave Italy and resume my Brisbane life. I will miss Casa Debbio and our little apartment in Ponte a Serraglio….

A slow spring at Casa Debbio

Finally I can show you some progress at Casa Debbio. Spring has really dragged its feet this year and our garden has taken ages to grow. Now that the weather has warmed up things are turning green and growing before our eyes…

On the way to Casa Debbio

The weather was a little better today so I headed up the mountain to Vergemoli and Casa Debbio. The rain and snow have left their mark and the views from the winding road are spectacular…