More Images of Tornado in Venice Today

More Images of Tornado in Venice Today

I wanted to post a few more photos now that more news is available regarding the twister that almost hit...

Tornado Rips Across Venice Italy

Tornado Rips Across Venice Italy

As if worries about sinking aren’t enough. Today a tornado swept across several islands within the Venice lagoon causing damage...

Italy earthquake updates| Over 800 aftershocks rock area | Woman found alive

Many more reports regarding the second large earthquake to hit Northern Italy in a matter of weeks are out today. ...

Second Deadly Earthquake Strikes Italy in Emilia Romagna | Cinque Terre unharmed

Just as emergency workers were beginning to stabilize the situation in Emilia Romagna, another earthquake struck near Modena.  Reports say that this...

My Special Places in Italy | Angel Tours Rome

While a tour group might not technically be a special place, this is my blog and I will call it...

Top Ten | Travel Memories With My Mom In Italy

Top Ten | Travel Memories With My Mom In Italy

I have been asked to be more…..delicate with this list.  While my mom is a good sport she is a...

Crown King Fire | Thomasina Burke Interview

Magic Bridge was featured several months ago on my blog as the Book of the Month.  See full review here. ...

Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy Again | Several Dead | Cinque Terre Safe

***Second earthquake strikes Tues May 29.  Read more here*** Once again natural disaster has struck Northern Italy, this time with...

Cinque Terre, Monterosso | Six Months After the Flood

Miracle. That is what Monterosso is being called, and for good reason.  In just six months the town and its...

How you can make a difference for Monterosso and Vernazza

How you can make a difference for Monterosso and Vernazza

Besides traveling to Monterosso and Vernazza or donating directly to their relief organizations, here are some simple but powerful ways...

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Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flood Update | Six Months Later

Men sunning themselves in Piazza Macaroni.  Silverware softly clinking against china plates.  Sweet salty smell of spring along the ocean....

Vernazza Video | Six Months After Flooding

Vernazza Video | Six Months After Flooding

Please pass this forward as a reminder that there is still much to do to restore Vernazza. Looking forward, remembering...

Learning When To Run

 **Writer’s Note**  October of last year, a massive flood and mudslide covered one of my beloved villages in Italy.  Since...

Vernazza Updates for March | Progress with Flood and Mudslide Clean Up

Vernazza Updates for March | Progress with Flood and Mudslide Clean Up

Courtesy of Save Vernazza.  Please visit their donate site to learn how you can continue to help! Stepping onto the...

Triple Ginger Biscotti Recipe

Triple Ginger Biscotti This recipe may change your life.  The flavor is unique and is not for everyone, but if you...

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My Special Places in Italy | Civita B&B

Following my article about the magical hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio, I had requests for more information about the...

Roman Art Through The Eyes Of A Four Year Old

Roman Art Through The Eyes Of A Four Year Old

A few years ago I took my four year old daughter to the Seattle Art Museum where they were having a fantastic...

Top Ten | Travel Memories With My Dad In Italy

Top Ten | Travel Memories With My Dad In Italy

My dad is my great friend and to the disbelief of my old high school self, I have come to realize we are...

Understanding Italian Culture | Manners, Bella Figura, Siesta and Passeggiata

Understanding Italian Culture | Manners, Bella Figura, Siesta and Passeggiata

Part of enjoying Italy comes from understanding and embracing the differences in our culture.  I have tried to put together...

Save Vernazza Posts Travel Advisor | What will be open after the flood clean up

Taken from Save Vernazza’s site.  Please visit here and donate to their efforts!! The list of restaurant’s did not copy...

Red Velvet Biscotti Recipe

Red Velvet Biscotti Recipe

I made these for Valentines Day for the family.  They are delicious, best with a bowl of ice cream or...

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Driving Tips for Your Italy Trip

Don’t let the Italians intimidate you.  It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, someone is going to...

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train Tips and Manners for Your Trip to Italy

Train travel is a very easy and low stress way to get around Italy but can initially be overwhelming.  Once...

Things I love about Italy | A Valentine’s Day Tribute

Things I love about Italy | A Valentine’s Day Tribute

I thought in honor of sweetheart’s day I would simply list the things that I love about Italy.  Here they...

My Special Places in Italy | Civita di Bagnoregio

Regally perched high atop a hill of tufa is the magical but dying town of Civita di Bagnoregio.  This tiny...

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