Daily Italian Doses | Dream

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Daily Italian Doses | Summer in Vernazza

If this doesn’t have you at hello, then there is nothing more that I can do for you.  Courtesy of...

Daily Italian Doses | La Bella Lingua

Daily Italian Doses | La Bella Lingua

If you are looking for one book this summer to help take your mind to Italy, La Bella Lingua is...

Daily Italian Doses | Venice Manners

Daily Italian Doses | Venice Manners

While we are talking about Venice, let’s talk about manners.  Better brush up on your etiquette or face the authorities. ...

Venice boat travel

Venice boat travel

Think a gondola is the only way to go in Venice?  Think again.  I found this great article recently that...

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All things Italy | Daily Summer Tibits

I’m BACK!!!  Partly anyway! Life is busy but that shouldn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little tidbit of Italy everyday. ...

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Happy Mother’s Day Italian Style

I just couldn’t help myself!  Enjoy the giggle on this special day.

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Sistine Chapel Closure for Conclave

Carnival opens in Venice

Carnival began last evening and all of Venice has come to life with color.  Enjoy the video and photos below!...

Earthquake in Italy | 5.0 near Parma

Earthquake in Italy | 5.0 near Parma

News is just barely trickling in about an earthquake today near Parma.  I haven’t heard back from friends yet, reports...

2012 in review

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into...

Best places to homebase in Italy with a rental car | Part Two

More on my favorite places to stay if you have a rental car.  Part One found here.  If you missed my...

Best places to homebase in Italy with a rental car

I’m switching gears now and will be talking about the places I stay when I have a rental car and...

Best towns to homebase in Italy without a car | Part Two

If you missed my first post, click here.  Below are a few more of my favorite towns to home base...

Best towns to homebase in Italy without a car

I love finding a place in Italy and parking it there for an extended period of time.  I believe this...

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Vatican is Cash Only | Concerns about money laundering

Oh, you heard me right. The Italian government has grave concerns over the Vatican’s handling of money and its non-compliance...

2013 Resolution

2013 Resolution

December 21st | Will the Mayans be right?

Earlier this year I wrote about a funny coincidence regarding the crumbling of part of Rome’s coliseum and the impending end...

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Holiday Recipes from Italy

It is that time of year again!  The holidays just aren’t the holidays without something yummy baking in the oven. ...

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Peppermint Chip Chocolate Biscotti

Peppermint Chip Chocolate Biscotti I had to bring this one back for the holidays!  The perfect festive and yummy treat...

Waterspout off the Coast of Genoa Italy

Weird weather continues everywhere.  Here in Montana we are starting to wonder if it will be a white Christmas or...

Vernazza One Year After The Flood

Just over one year ago a massive flood and mudslide buried one of my special places on earth, Vernazza.  So...

Susan Van Allen featured Article |  Vernazza

Susan Van Allen featured Article | Vernazza

Many of you might remember my review of Susan Van Allen’s 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go.  If...

Rome Bans Eating Near Monuments

Rome Bans Eating Near Monuments

What’s next?  No drinking in Ireland? Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno has decided to toughen rules about behavior on, around and even...

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My Love Affair with Rome | Sunset at Castel Sant’Angelo

Several weeks ago I began a journey to explain why I am so in love with the city of Rome. ...

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