World: The Summer of Europe's Content

Donoratico is a village on the Mediterranean about 140 miles north of Rome. Inland lies the delectable countryside of Tuscany, with its crumbling towers and its long avenues of shady cypresses leading to sienna-brown farmhouses. Near Donoratico is a vacation village run by the Club Mediterranee, the social and commercial phenomenon that has established 47 such villages in Europe and elsewhere. Special trains from Paris and Brussels and luggage-laden cars from a dozen countries arrive each Sunday, disgorging 250 middle-class families and turning the village's 60 acres of pine woods and two miles...

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