Villa Bartolomea, Carpi, Italy
"I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet."
- Wislawa Szymborska
Aaaaaaahhhh. We have left the crowds and come to the most beautiful and peaceful place in Villa Bartolomea. We are amongst the crickets, birds, dogs, cats, and fish that inhabit this area. We are currently in a rural area at a B&B with land and sky that go forever, fresh air, and the songs of the night that abide only in rural spaces. We are grateful to also be in the company of some very kind people who have welcomed us lovingly and completely.
The village of Carpi belongs to the municipality of Villa Bartolomea, in the Province of Verona, in the Italian region Veneto. It is located about 80 kilometers southwest of Venice and about 45 kilometers southeast of Verona.
We are loving our time here. It is exactly what we needed, at the perfect time.
**Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012), quoted above, was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Other awards were the Koscielski Award, Goethe Prize, Herder Prize, Nike Award: Audience Award.