Author Archives: Margie Miklas

New Site is Margie in Italy

  Ciao…It has come to my attention that this site still attracts readers, although over a year ago, I have migrated it to a new site, Margie in Italy…Please head over to that site where you will find the latest … Continue reading

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Seaside Photos in Italy

Italy is a peninsula and also has two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, plus countless smaller islands. It is not surprising then that there is no dearth of beautiful beach scenes and seaside photos. As you know I love the … Continue reading

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Exploring Rome with a Local

Although I’ve visited the Eternal City on five previous occasions, I never had the opportunity to explore Rome with a local, until now. I yearned to be in the city again, since my last time in Rome was four years … Continue reading

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A Luxury Villa in Tuscany

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a hillside in Tuscany, surrounded by the beauty of nature, a  feeling of serenity, and a gorgeous terra cotta tinted villa. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?  This was my reality as I … Continue reading

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 Italian Traditions of Today

When our ancestors left Italy in search of opportunity, and a better life, they brought with them their Italian traditions. Today Italian-Americans respect and honor their heritage by maintaining customs learned from their parents and grandparents. Three of these well-known … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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