[Reading] ➶ The Villa Diana Author Alan Moorehead – Soaringeaglecasino.us

The Villa Diana Originally Written In 1951, A Post World War II Journey Through Italy Above Florence And The Valley Of The Arno Stood The Villa Diana, In One Of The Oldest Inhabited Parts Of Italy, At The End Of An Old Etruscan Road That Wound Among Olive Groves And Lines Of Cypresses The Home Of Poliziano In The 15th Century, It Had Been Occupied By The Troops Of Seven Different Armies During World War II But Otherwise Escaped Damage, If One Overlooked The Looting Of The Grand Piano It Was Here That Alan Moorehead, Known As One Of The Greatest Correspondents Of That War, Moved In 1948 To Travel Through Italy And Write This Celebrated Book His Experiences Illustrate The Issues Of The Day, Yet Surrounded As Always By Extreme Physical Beauty And Governed By The Rhythms Of The Seasons He Describes With Wit Such Diverse Matters As The Daily Drama Of Life Among The Servants, The Reviving Fortunes Of Portofino, The 500 Year Old Horse Race Around The Main Square Of Siena, The Gondoliers Union In Venice, And A Traffic Clash Between A Family Of Pigs And A Cart Full Of Crucifixes.

[Reading] ➶ The Villa Diana  Author Alan Moorehead – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Villa Diana
  • Alan Moorehead
  • English
  • 08 December 2018
  • 1840246677

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ The Villa Diana Author Alan Moorehead – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    The stories about Moorehead s travels around Italy were interesting, but I wanted to knowabout the Villa Diana itself, the immediate area, the tales of the armies who d based themselves there.The final chapter about Poliziano was the most satisfying, despite him being a decidedly unsatisfying character It was full of history and gossip and I felt I was there.The style of the book wasn t coherent as it was the drawing together of a number of articles essays written for a variety of publi The stories about Moorehead s travels around Italy were interesting, but I wanted to knowabout the Villa Diana itself, the immediate area, the tales of the armies who d based themselves there.The final chapter about Poliziano was the most satisfying, despite him being a decidedly unsatisfying character It was full of history and gossip and I felt I was there.The style of the book wasn t coherent as it was the drawing together of a number of ar...


  2. says:

    We are lucky in Florence to have a new English Bookshop owner who is passionate about the books he sells and always gives me fantastic recommendations this book The Villa Diana, was written after WW2 by journalist Alan Moorehead whilst he was living in the Villa once lived in by famous Renaissance poet Angelo Poliziano his stories range from the rebuilding of the Monastery of Monte Cassino after it was blown to smithereens by the Allies to the Life of Poliziano himself Every chapter is a de We are lu...


  3. says:

    A lovely holiday read about another era.

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