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

[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...

Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief

Cinque Terre, Vernazza flood update: Disaster Relief

Just one week ago Vernazza and Monterosso of the Cinque Terre along with several lesser known villages were devastated by massive flooding and mudslides.  The...

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen

November 2011 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen. I LOVE LOVE this book.  With...

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara

Rachael Ray’s Carbonara This is a super easy classic Italian recipe (and inexpensive).  I will substitute bacon when good pancetta...

October Book of the Month: Playing for Pizza

October Book of the Month: Playing for Pizza

October 2011 Playing for Pizza by John Grisham  I don’t know about you, but football fever is in full swing...

Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flooding:  Before and after photos and videos

Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flooding: Before and after photos and videos

For the most recent updates and news plus dramatic photos and videos please click here to go to my Vernazza flood page. These...

Cinque Terre: Vernazza Flood Update

I have had a chance to make more contact with people from Vernazza, what did we do before the internet!  Unfortunately...

Cinque Terre Floods: Update from Vernazza

Cinque Terre Floods: Update from Vernazza

I just heard back from one of my friends in the village.  Most everyone has returned and they are starting...

Flooding in the Cinque Terre

Flooding in the Cinque Terre

I have been watching the news and photos come in of the destruction of the Cinque Terre due to flooding. ...

Homemade Italian Pizza

Homemade Italian Pizza

Jaime Oliver’s homemade pizza From Jamie Oliver printed in Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication Ultimate Italian 2009 This...

Top Ten:  Italian Phrases to Memorize

Top Ten: Italian Phrases to Memorize

You do not need to be fluent in Italian.  I tell everyone to memorize a few important phrases and use...

Top Ten:  Views from my rooms

Top Ten: Views from my rooms

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My New Page:  Recipes

My New Page: Recipes

I have added a new page where I will feature my favorite recipes, all tried out in my kitchen and...

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My Special Places: Vento di Rose

Every month or so I will be featuring one of my favorite places, guides or experiences on a separate tab...

Daily Doses of Italy

Every morning I wake up to my daily dose of Italy through my email. I found a great site called...

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