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Kate Bolton-Porciatti always has a well prepared presentation that includes videos that make it very easy to put oneself into the environment she is describing. This one is no exception. I would recommend anything she does without reservation.
La Foce in southern Tuscany is the work of an American/English woman and her Italian husband (with some help from Mussolini), both with money and wanting to make a meaningful life. Kate takes us to the beginnings of their lives in the 1920s to what was a moonscape and now is a most delightful "typical" Tuscan landscape. In the interim they brought education and sustenance to a whole region, And Kate delights the viewer with photos and stories of wonderful interest, In a way, as Kate says, it was the first Under the Tuscan Sun.... Don't miss this one!
This story is a celebration of a family’s determination and success in creating better lives for an entire peasant community in Tuscany and protecting them during WWII. It is also a story of renewing barren land and creating great beauty. My thanks to Kate Bolton-Borciatti for bringing us this!
Kate did a great job of giving context to an unusual pace and story in a part of Tuscany not as well known as perhaps it should be!
This was such a beautiful presentation of a really remarkable story. I'd never heard of Iris Origo before but now I must read her books and see the Villa La Foce. I like the little videos that Kate Bolton-Porciatti has made - you feel almost like you're there.