Posts by Andi Brown

Italy in the News: Vernazza Updates, Mona Lisa’s skeleton, Austerity passes, Jovanotti death, bruschetta and more

Italy in the News: Vernazza Updates, Mona Lisa’s skeleton, Austerity passes, Jovanotti death, bruschetta and more

Headlines from the week of Dec 12-19 (SaveVernazza) – Andrea Leonardini of Vernazza and Linda Mazzi of La Spezia wed...

Cinque Terre Update – Winter Storms Hit Vernazza

Cinque Terre Update – Winter Storms Hit Vernazza

After nearly two months of hard work both day and night, Vernazza has been cleared of mud and debris.  The villagers...

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup I found this delicious recipe from Mary Ann Esposito on...

Vernazza Update flood – mudslide before and after video

Vernazza Update flood – mudslide before and after video

Video showing Vernazza before and after the flooding and mudslides. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnVRwdx_w0c&feature=player_embedded] Probably the best footage from the center of town...

Top Ten:  My Favorite Italian Themed Movies

Top Ten: My Favorite Italian Themed Movies

10.  Under the Tuscan Sun The reason this movie isn’t any higher on my list is that I get mad...

Italy in the News – Vernazza Update, An Ugly Christmas tree, The Pope Mobile on the Move and much more

Italy in the News – Vernazza Update, An Ugly Christmas tree, The Pope Mobile on the Move and much more

Headlines from the week of Dec 4-10 (OLT) – Today Save Vernazza founders Michele Lilley, Ruth Manfredi and Michele Sherman spent...

Reflections of My Travels to Italy

Reflections of My Travels to Italy

Change.  The only constant in this life.  This week I have found myself thinking about the people and places that...

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Sam at TwoBlackDoggies and then again by Nicole at Cultural Comments. What...

Venice – Bridge of Sighs restoration done at last.

Venice – Bridge of Sighs restoration done at last.

Three years ago Venice thrust itself into controversy during its restoration on the Bridge of Sighs by selling advertising on the space that...

Italy Travel Planning Packages, including Cinque Terre|Vernazza Special

Italy Travel Planning Packages, including Cinque Terre|Vernazza Special

Travel Planning Packages and Specials As an Italian travel planner, I will meet your individual expectations while helping you avoid...