Warmest holiday greetings to all members of the Congregazione di San Bartolomeo Apostolo!
Most of you are aware of the Ustica Blog run by Pietro Bertucci ( www.usticasape.it and there is also a link to it from www.ustica.org). This is an Italian site with an English translation tool and I can see that many from the Usticese-American community are posting to the site. I mention the site because the photo I attached to this email is from the site. As far as I can tell it was taken by Pietro on Ustica this past December 22 during a period of rough seas. I was immediately struck by the naturalistic beauty of the photo and its incredible, well-balanced design. Complimenti per la foto Pietro! I use it as the background on my PC and thought it would be a great gift to pass on to you. It touches my soul each time I see it and keeps alive that passion to return to the island some day.