I learned about the wonderful work of Respite Italia a few months ago and have been meaning to write about the organization that provides free vacation accommodations in Italy to breast cancer patients. Here’s a good excuse to tell you about them: Right now, Respite Italia isauctioning off a professional photo of the Cortona villa, Bramasole. Bramasole is the villa owned by author Frances Mayes and made famous in her book, Under the Tuscan Sun.
Proceeds from the sale of the photo will go to Respite Italia as well as the British organization Breast Cancer Haven. Another way to help the work of Respite Italia is to rent one of their holiday properties in Italy. The owner of each property offers two weeks a year free-of-charge to breast cancer patients in need of a break.