Photo diary: arrivo in Italia (click on photo to enlarge)

June 22, 2013
I spent a week in Italy conducting a retreat for gay male couples at Terzo di Danciano, a rustic villa on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

I spent a week in Italy conducting a retreat for gay male couples at Terzo di Danciano, a rustic villa on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

The friendly and handsome proprietor, Luca Francia, bought this former farmhouse and renovated it as a center for seminars and special events.

The friendly and handsome proprietor, Luca Francia, bought this former farmhouse and renovated it as a center for seminars and special events.

 

I arrived as another program was finishing up -- this is the view from my room.

I arrived as another program was finishing up — this is the view from my room.

 

I stayed in the room sometimes occupied by Luca's daughter, Pepita.

I stayed in the room sometimes occupied by Luca’s daughter, Pepita.

Her bathroom door is unique in the house -- the front panel is a vision of heaven...

Her bathroom door is unique in the house — the front panel is a vision of heaven…

...the inside panel a vision of hell and.or San Gimignano.

…the inside panel a vision of hell and/or San Gimignano.

I woke to this view of morning fog.

I woke to this view of morning fog.

When it burned off, I was able to confirm that, yes, I had arrived in that pocket of paradise known as Tuscany.

When it burned off, I was able to confirm that, yes, I had arrived in that pocket of paradise known as Tuscany.

 

 

 

One Response to “Photo diary: arrivo in Italia (click on photo to enlarge)”

  1. youngjw3 Says:

    Your great pictures bring back very happy memories to me! Thanks!


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