Posts by Andi Brown

Top Ten:  My favorite photos of Italy

Top Ten: My favorite photos of Italy

My very favorite photos from my travels in Italy, in no particular order. Copyright 2011  Andi Brown,  Once in a...

A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi

A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi

December 2011 A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi. The first book of several chronicling the author’s adventures...

Vernazza, Cinque Terre: A personal account of the flood damage

Vernazza, Cinque Terre: A personal account of the flood damage

I would like to pass on a very moving article from one of the co-founders of Save Vernazza as she visits her...

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La Bottega dei Vasai

There are moments when traveling that are so rare I hesitate to breathe in too deeply for fear of breaking the...

Cinque Terre Flood:  Vernazza Clean Up Progress

Cinque Terre Flood: Vernazza Clean Up Progress

**For continuous updates, check out my Vernazza page here*** Many people have been wondering how the clean up is progressing...

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Top Ten: Reasons Traveling with Kids is Cool

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me I was crazy to take my toddler to Italy...

Cinque Terre flood: Save Vernazza ready for Donations

Cinque Terre flood: Save Vernazza ready for Donations

I am happy to announce that donations are now being accepted through Save Vernazza ONLUS, a non-profit Italian organization established by four...

Vernazza Flood Tragedy-A personal account from Valentino Giannoni

Vernazza Flood Tragedy-A personal account from Valentino Giannoni

An Incredible Story of Courage in the Face Of Death – A Personal Account of Tragedy Caused by the Vernazza...

Cinque Terre Flood:  Vernazza Relief Video

Cinque Terre Flood: Vernazza Relief Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufMtG4w2hgU] I put this video on youtube to try and spread the word and inspire people to help with the...

Cinque Terre Flood:  Assistance from Italian Notebook

Cinque Terre Flood: Assistance from Italian Notebook

Many people have been coming together to help the people of the Cinque Terre over the last week.  I wanted to...