Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Saint-Germaine-des-Prés, Paris

Saint-Germaine-des-Prés, Paris The famous “left bank” bohemian area, part of the 6th Arrondismant. It grew up around the Abbey of Saint-Germaine-des-Prés, now destroyed except for the Église (church) de Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It was founded by Saint Germaine (c. 496 – 28 May 576), known as the “Father of the Poor”, which sounds a little dodgy to me. Wander about […]

Rovigo, Tuscany

We stayed in Rovigo in 2011, despite the admonishments from Italian friends. Why would you go to Rovigo? It’s like Geelong for a Melbournite. Worse! But actually we had a good time, mainly because we were 10 km NE of Rovigo in a pleasant wheelchair accessible agriturismo called Agriturismo Tenuta Castel Venezze. […]