How I created a town in Italy

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image Arte Umbria

As it’s now only one week until One Summer in Italy is published I thought I’d write about the location.

I love to create settings for my novels, whether it’s a little English village or a town in another country. One Summer in Italy is set in Umbria, a verdant region of Italy, and there I built in my imagination a town called Montelibertà.

Photo 06-07-2013 14 24 14 (1) Orvieto; looking towards the amazing cathedral, ‘Il Duomo’.

Where did Montelibertà come from? For the last several years I’ve been lucky enough to run writing courses or retreats for Arte Umbria. The venue is an old stone hunting lodge and it looks out over the rolling Apennines. Their terrace is one of my favourite places and I used it as the basis for Montelibertà, beginning with the view, which my hero, Levi Gunn, is in town to capture in watercolours.

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Author of historic fiction. My first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in October 2017. http://viewbook.at/Heartofgoldlink

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