Author Archives: Margie Miklas

New Site is Margie in Italy

  Updated Information This site is no longer current. Please go to Margie in Italy for my up-to-date posts about my travels in Italy and all things Italian.  Grazie. Ciao…It has come to my attention that this site still attracts … Continue reading

Posted in Italy Travel | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Seaside Photos in Italy

This site is no longer current. Please go to Margie in Italy for my up-to-date posts about my travels in Italy and all things Italian.  Grazie. Italy is a peninsula and also has two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, plus … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, Photography, TRAVEL, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Exploring Rome with a Local

This site is no longer current. Please go to Margie in Italy for my up-to-date posts about my travels in Italy and all things Italian.  Grazie. Although I’ve visited the Eternal City on five previous occasions, I never had the … Continue reading

Posted in Italian History, Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, Italy Travel Planning, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A Luxury Villa in Tuscany

This site is no longer current. Please go to Margie in Italy for my up-to-date posts about my travels in Italy and all things Italian.  Grazie. Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a hillside in Tuscany, surrounded by the … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

 Italian Traditions of Today

This site is no longer current. Please go to Margie in Italy for my up-to-date posts about my travels in Italy and all things Italian.  Grazie. When our ancestors left Italy in search of opportunity, and a better life, they … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italian traditions | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments

Walking in Italy – Streets, Staircases and Hills

Most of Italy is  mountainous or hilly at the very least, so plan on walking a lot when traveling to Bella Italia. On average, I walk a minimum of five miles a day and many times it’s closer to eight … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, Italy Travel Planning, Photography, TRAVEL, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Photo Collage from Venice ~ Italy Travel

Italy travel is on the rise and Venice is a favorite travel destination. Its beloved nickname of La Serenissima, seems to be going by the wayside though, as the city becomes congested with tourists. Venice is one of my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, Photography, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Mammoni and Mammismo – An Italian Lifestyle

Six years ago I wrote a post titled Mammoni – Mamma’s Boys in Italy and today it ranks as my most popular post.  Mammoni, a term applied to single Italian men who live at home with their mothers sometimes into their … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Gift of Positano

If you told me I could click my heels three times and I’d be in Positano, I wouldn’t have to think about it. My answer would be “Yes, please, right now.”  Since I don’t live in a fantasy land and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Italy Photo, Italy Travel, Made in Italy, TRAVEL, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

A Video View of Positano and the Amalfi Coast Road

For all the times I’ve tried to describe the Amalfi Coast road, I could never really adequately explain what this short video shows so clearly.  A classic example of “show, don’t tell.” Thank you, Coastal Living Instagram, for posting this … Continue reading

Posted in Italian lifestyle and culture, Italy Photo, Italy Road Trip, Italy Travel, Photography, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments