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Going to Italy to Write

I will be leaving for Italy in less than a month and my main purpose in going this time is to spend time in a beautiful peaceful setting to relax and to write. The Amalfi Coast, and specifically, Positano is … Continue reading

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Traveling to Positano

As I mentioned in a recent blog post I am returning to Italy this fall and of course am thrilled making travel plans and just thinking about it.  My destination is Positano, and for the first time, I will stay … Continue reading

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Outdoor Shrines in Italy – Italian Culture

I love noticing the differences in the Italian culture, and one that seems pronounced is the existence of outdoor shrines in almost every city and town in Italy. Despite the commonly-held perception that Italy is a Catholic country, the latest … Continue reading

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The Beach at Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast in southern Italy is known for its undeniable beauty and mind-blowing views. Every time I visit I feel like I’m in heaven.  Most towns have their own beaches and this section of the beach at Amalfi caught … Continue reading

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Learning the Italian Language

Ten years ago I couldn’t understand Italian and I couldn’t speak Italian. I hesitated to travel to Italy because I was intimidated by the language barrier. I am so glad that has changed, because since then, I have fallen in … Continue reading

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Architecture of Italy

One of the many highlights in Italy is the spectacular architecture. Not only the age of some of Italy’s monuments but the style and sheer beauty is what strikes me. Spanning almost 3000 years, Italy’s diverse architectural styles reflect the … Continue reading

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Celebration Time with a BOOK GIVEAWAY

Yay! It’s celebration time and I am announcing a BOOK GIVEAWAY as a THANK YOU to all of you! My blog has reached a milestone with over 200,000 hits and almost 9,000 followers now. So to celebrate this, I am … Continue reading

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A Fountain of Joy in Siena

If you have been to Siena you couldn’t miss seeing the famous  Fonte Gaia or Fountain of Joy on the high side of Piazza del Campo. This fifteeenth-century white marble sculpted fountain and pool is one of a few medieval … Continue reading

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Daydreaming about Positano

I find myself daydreaming about Positano sometimes. I’ve been there many times, but this past summer was the first time that I stayed there. And now I  yearn to return. Positano seems to cast that magical spell on those who … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened in Italy

I thought it might be time for a little humor, and I have a funny story to tell from my recent trip to Italy. Travel is fun yet flexibility is a necessity. If you can’t be flexible, you may end … Continue reading

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