The Sword in the Stone is in Tuscany!

Perhaps the most iconic image of Arthurian legend is that of a youth pulling a sword from a stone, a feat no one else had been able to achieve, and he was thus hailed as the true king of England. It’s status is pure legend, but there really is a “Sword in the Stone”! It’s […]

Water, A Tale from a Tuscan Mountain

The latest Tuscan tale by Simon Law: To the north, above, and on which a small Tuscan village nestles, stands a mountain: through the millennia this peak has protected the buildings and inhabitants of Santa Giuditta from both violence and adverse weather. The peak has always also been the village’s only source of water.  Perpetual, […]

The Fire, A Tale from a Tuscan Mountain

The latest Tuscan tale from Simon Law: Bruno smiled over the tiny cup of his post luncheon-coffee.  He was standing on the balcony outside the social club bar watching the antics in the small piazza of the Tuscan mountain village.  He smiled once more: he had observed or taken part in this particular scene scores […]

Book, A Tale from a Tuscan Mountain

A Tuscan tale by Simon Law: There were not many, but if there could be a group, from the small Tuscan Mountain village of Santa Giuditta that might be described as the ‘great and good’ it was those who gathered at the manse, early one spring evening, at the invitation of the priest.  Significantly, perhaps, […]

Funeral, A Tale from a Tuscan Mountain

Is Lucignano in Tuscany, San Giuditta?

Another Tuscan Tale for you from Simon Law: In San Giuditta in Tuscany, the usual span allotted to men and women has been extended from the usual three score years and ten – by another ten – and more. Anna was not old, being fortunate enough to have been born into, and be living in […]

Tales from a Tuscan Mountain – Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 4

Giancarlo's Green Horse

Welcome to Chapter Four, the concluding part of the Tuscan Tale of Giancarlo’s Green Horse, the first tale in a series of short stories about life in the magical Italian region of Tuscany.  Chapters One Two, and Three in case you missed them, are here: Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 1 Giancarlo’s Green Horse – […]

Tales from a Tuscan Mountain – Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 3

Olives

Welcome to Chapter Three of this series of short stories about life in Tuscany – Giancarlo’s Green Horse.  Chapters One and Two, in case you missed them, and which you should read before starting chapter three, are here: Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 1 and Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 2 From Chapter 2: . […]

Tales from a Tuscan Mountain – Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 2

Tuscany is Brimming with Charming Tales

Welcome to Chapter Two of this series of short stories about life in Tuscany – Giancarlo’s Green Horse.  Chapter One, in case you missed it, and which you should read before starting this chapter, is here: Giancarlo’s Green Horse – Chapter 1. From Chapter one: An alternative solution would have to be found… Giancarlo had […]