Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Discovering Delightful Arezzo in Tuscany

Arezzo is a delightful Tuscan town that doesn’t attract as many visitors as it deserves. This is great for those who do drop in because they get to enjoy this gorgeous town without the [...]

Piazza Grand Madre - Photo by Lisa Watson

Turin: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

I first laid eyes on Turin twenty years ago. It was grimy; all the buildings were blackened; cars parked haphazardly in all the large squares. It was truly an industrial city that nobody wanted [...]

Photo by Ishita Sood Venice

An Idyllic Evening in Venice’s Murano

It was a warm balmy evening when I visited Murano, the Venetian island famous for its glass making tradition. I reached Murano using the vaporetto Line 42 in about 20 minutes from Saint Mark’s [...]

coccoli con tagliere Photo by Coral L Sisk

Traditional must-try bakery goods in Florence

Tuscan baked sweets and savories are made either with no butter  (i.e. almond biscotti) or with shortening or plain old fashioned lard. Italians and Tuscans especially take great pride in baked [...]

Ponza - Photo by Susan Nelson

Ponza, Italy’s Idyllic Island Escape

“When from the sea the shape of an island appears, there it becomes a site of the soul.”  Ponza is one of six islands that make up the archipelago called the Pontine Islands. Set in [...]

Venice - photo by Aaron Crossley

When you visit Venice, remember….

Venice is like no other city on Earth. It is another world that transports you back in time to an era of empire, religion and a trading platform that produced quality over quantity. When you [...]

Photo by Karen Henderson

A Special Evening with Caffè Baglioni

While witches and spidermen were out trick-or-treating on Via Garibaldi, we spent the Halloween evening here in Venice doing something a little bit different. We’d been invited to attend [...]

Flag Throwers in Vicenza - Photo by Paula Sweet

Flag Throwers in Vicenza

You never quite know what you’ll find happening in the city of Vicenza. Take, for example, a commemoration honoring the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage around the world. Why in Vicenza? [...]

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