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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My Love Affair with Rome | Campo de’Fiori

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

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Jovanotti Coming to New York

I love Jovanotti, a rapper from Rome, but in American I’m in the minority.  He wants to change that by...

My Love Affair with Rome | Catholic Essence

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

Top Ten | Cheap Thrills in Italy

Who says you need to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself when traveling. Here are my favorite cheaps thrills in...

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A Year in the Blogging World | Strange search terms and Dr Oz shows

I realized just the other day that I have been blogging for just over a year.  I didn’t even want...

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

I had to re-post this in honor of the return of fall.  Welcome October!  I can’t wait to get my...

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Rock Slide in Cinque Terre Injures 4 Australians | Via dell’Amore Closed

A week of good news followed by bad I am afraid. This past Monday a group of Australian tourists were...

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Trattoria da Sandro Open Again | Vernazza

When people ask me where my very favorite restaurant in Vernazza is, without hesitation I say Sandro’s.  It is one...

The Road of Terror | Driving Along the Amalfi Coast

Hold on to your ‘Oh Shit’ handles ladies and gentlemen! This video explains better than any words why I cringe...

My Love Affair With Rome

I sat down to write my typical Top Ten list last week, but I found that my love for Rome...

Italy’s Slow Food

I just finished reading an inspiring article for the National Geographic Traveler magazine (my favorite!) about the little traveled to Piedmont...

Italy in the News:  Phone Sex, WWI arsenal found, Trevi repairs and the death of a Cardinal

Italy in the News: Phone Sex, WWI arsenal found, Trevi repairs and the death of a Cardinal

Headlines from the week of Aug 26-Sept 1 (ANSA) – Giving phone sex for money does not make you a prostitute,...

Italy in the News: Phone Sex, WWI arsenal found, Trevi repairs and the death of a Cardinal

Headlines from the week of Aug 26-Sept 1 (ANSA) – Giving phone sex for money does not make you a prostitute,...

Forest Fires Rage Across Italy

I write from my home in Montana, where the air outside smells like a giant campfire and I haven’t been...

Painted Pigeons? Only in Italy!

I’ve seen the cascade of colored balls down the Spanish Steps.  Protestors taking over the Colosseum.  Village streets clogged with...

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The Grand Finale of My Favorite Italian Websites

When I first set out to make my list of thirty sites I thought I might struggle a bit to...

Day 30 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Life in Abruzzo

Welcome to Day 30 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming. I found...

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