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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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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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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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25 Favorite Photos of Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and these photos easily explain why. Located in central Italy, Tuscany  stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the rolling hills with scenes of serene countryside dotted … Continue reading

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Surviving an Airport Strike in Italy

Last week Italy travelers were affected by an airport strike. So what’s new, right? Strikes in Italy are commonplace, part of the lifestyle. They can occur with all modes of transportation, and they do, on a regular basis. During my … Continue reading

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The Faraglioni Rocks of Capri

Emerging out of the depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea are mammoth rock formations. I experience a magical moment when I first see the towering “sea stacks” located at the southern end of the island of Capri. They cause me to … Continue reading

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Travel to Italy – Images from Lucca

Whenever I travel to Italy, my camera is a necessity, to capture the memories of a place and its photographic images forever.  The images are from Lucca, a delightful city in Tuscany not far from Pisa or Florence. If you … Continue reading

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Sailing in Sicily Around Taormina

Who hasn’t dreamed of sailing around Sicily? A few months ago, at the end of my Sicilian road trip with Victoria De Maio as #2SicilianGals,  I had the opportunity to enjoy the scenic coast of  Taormina from the Ionian Sea … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned From the Italian People

Every time I visit Italy I learn something new from the Italian people.  Certain aspects of  life in Italy  have made an indelible mark in my mind, changing my perspective on life in many ways. Maybe more than anything else, … Continue reading

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