re·​nais·​sance | ren-uh–sahns, –zahns, –sahns, ren–uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginningin the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world. the forms and treatments in art used during this period. any similar revival in the world of art and learning. a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival. origin – French, from Middle French, rebirth, from Old French renaistre to be born again, from Latin renasci, from re- + nasci to be born synonyms – rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurgence, revitalization, revival, reawakening The thing about a renaissance is that you can’t force it. That’s the way it is with any … Continue reading Renaissance

Ciao! And ciao!

Goodbye, Europe! Hello, America! A lot has happened in the last few days, with plenty of goodbyes and hellos. On our last night in Rome, we walked to Orange Trees Garden (Savello Park) on Aventine Hill. All week, I’d looked across the river from our terrace to the umbrella pines on the top of that … Continue reading Ciao! And ciao!