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Tuscany. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Tuscany. By Paul Goldfinger. ©   Left click

San Gimignano began as an Etruscan village in the 3rd century BC.  Later it received its current name as it evolved into a medieval Tuscan town known for its towers.

RONALD NALDI.      Mr. Naldi, of the Metropolitan Opera company is also of Ocean Grove and can be heard this summer in the Great Auditorium.

This is “O Paese d’ ‘o Sole”

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San Gimignano, Tuscan hill fortress. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Re-posted 2013.


San Gimignano is a medieval hill town near Siena.  It was founded in the fifth century BC as an Etruscan village. To protect the town, stone walls and tall towers were constructed and still exist–a tribute to Italian erectile engineering skills.

Stop by our rear  garden at 113 Mt. Hermon Way to see the metal sculpture called “The Etruscan Horse” by America sculptor Jo Ubogy.  Here is a link regarding that Ocean Grove work of outdoor art.

Etruscan horse sculpture.


LUIS ENRIQUEZ BACALOV.  “Il Postino—Theme (instrumental)”   This 1994 film from Italy won an Academy Award in 1995 for “best music.”   The recording below is by John Williams conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman on violin. The album is called “Cinema Serenade.”

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

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