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Jun 28Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Have you ever caught the Palio in Siena? (Sorry if you’ve posted about it I’m crap at navigating this app) 👍🏼🙈

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Jun 4Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Ohhhh, this is so SO good! Putting these in my calendar/planning diary. Also might be time for a rewatch of Ripley - its such a gorgeous (if disturbing) film.

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One of the highlights of our past six years was getting to participate in Festa della Bruna in Matera. Great list!

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Such fun memories of the Frecce Tricolore Flyover! Also, can confirm that Italian drivers are better than most American drivers, or at least better than most drivers in Louisiana, where I am astounded every day at the level of texting, random lane shifting, and sometimes drinking that is happening on the road. Hope to make it to some of these other festivals soon!

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

We were there probably over 15 years ago and a man probably a sacristan took us to a room upstairs where St. Francis is supposed to have stayed and showed us this cabinet. It flipped open to show a collection of bones, labeled, I think with the names. So I guess you have to ask to see it.

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Loved this Gillian with all heart, your writing is deeply invigorating.

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

OK. I noticed in your article that came out today that it mentioned 11 am. I think a lot of people here in Rome think the same.

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Hi Jillian- I always thought Le Frecce flyover was around 11 am but I'm hearing and have seen information that they will do their flyover tomorrow at about 9 am, right about the time the President lays the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Have you heard the same?

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Jun 1Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Gillian, Is the cabinet containing saints bones still in San Francisco a Ripa? It is upstairs and looks like an ordinary cabinet which when opened displays a collection of bones. I too am fascinated with relics. Are the relics in Saint Mark’s still on display? An article on relics would be interesting.

Dorothy Stair

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