If you liked "Under the Tuscan Sun" or "A Year in Provence", you will love, "FROM MY TUSCAN WINDOW", the experiences of the Russell family over the course of 32 years in the little Tuscan hilltown of Gioviano.

Author, George Russell expects to have the book ready for publication within a year. In the meantime you may explore the streets of Gioviano and the surrounding countryside in our photo galleries.

We invite you to enjoy From My Tuscan Window as written thus far (last updated December 22, 2009) by clicking here

In the fall of 1973, George, his wife Sue and Italian born 2 year-old daughter Anne, noticed a bent over sign that read "Gioviano" and on a whim decided to see what lay at the end of the road. After 28 hair-pin turns up the side of a mountain on the flanks of the Apuanian Alps overlooking the Serchio Valley some 20 miles north of the city of Lucca, the Russell family arrived at one of the most charming and unspoiled villages left in Italy. That little adventure would change their lives forever and perhaps even the lives and future of the little hilltown itself.

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