Cathy Powell was born in Australia.  In her teenage years she started to think about travelling to Europe particularly Italy and England. 1997 was the year she first experienced what Europe had to offer.  She returned again in 1999 and saw more of Italy, and ended up settling in a town called Tuscania with her Italian husband.  From 2001 – 2006 she lived back in Australia, but the lure of Italy enticed her back.  After 6 years in Italy, she is now based in south east England with her husband and two children.


“Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” –Bertrand Russell


  • LindyLou Mac

    Well yes it should suffice but I need some warmth as well. 🙂

    •  Ah, I agree with you Linda.  I love it when the sun is shining 🙂

  • That looks so soft and beautiful. 🙂 It feels cold but the sunshine makes it all better. 🙂 

    •  Thanks Krista.  This is one of my favourite aspects of Capodimonte.

  • Talliroland

    Gorgeous photo!

  • james k slater

    looks superb, I must visit there someday!

    • Thanks James, it is lovely here.  If you get the opportunity to visit, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed 🙂 

  • Looks really beautiful, but is it orvieto??

    • No, this is the town of Capodimonte in Lazio on Lake Bolsena.

  • Katie

    What a lovely blog, filled with insight from someone who knows the culture and the people well, but still has the objectivity of an outsider. Glad I found your blog.

    Katie, http://notesfromatuscanolivegrove.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you very much Katie. You are based in a lovely part of Italy. All the best for the future. I’ll be coming to visit your blog to be sure.