I’ll say this with all due caution: they seem to be carrying on in a steady, efficient manner.
Giulia Blasi

Carissima, my connection to Italy is very personal and were I physically able, I’d have been on the first flight out to assist. I hear your caution and one has to have faith I guess, at some point, that Renzi is cut from a less narcissistic cloth. Italians have enough to deal, without the added stress of natural disasters. That there was very little loss of life this time is a relief. Seeing all this architectural history literally crumble triggers in me similar feelings of loss. Rome is one of my favourite cities. You are in my thoughts and Italy, always in my heart.

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