Program 395: Monet's Passion; the French House; Marrying an Italian

Release Date: 02-14-2015


Listen in as an artist who helped restore Monet’s gardens explains why the French painter first created these colorful gardens at his house outside Paris, and hear how renovating a house on an island off the coast of Brittany can feed your wild side. Then American tour guides let us in on what happens when you marry an Italian...and the in-laws live next door. And an adventure cyclist shares the story of a timely romantic surprise that came when he needed it most.


  • Elizabeth Murray, author of  "Monet's Passion in Full Bloom"  (Pomegranate)
  • Don Wallace, author of "The French House"  (Sourcebooks)
  • Ann Long, tour guide from Sorrento, Italy
  • Lisa Anderson, tour guide from Lake Como, Italy 
  • Karen Kibby, tour guide from Livorno, Italy

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