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Cortona Italy Visitor Guide

Cortona is no secret, thanks in part to the famous book and movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Without the fame,...

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A Little Coffee Goes a Long Way

Efficient Autostradas cross Italy from top to bottom and east to west. These super highways are (for the most part)...

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The Rip Off

Over the years of traveling, I have been duped on more than one occasion. Each time I’ve learned from my...

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Sometimes a good deal just isn’t

When I travel, I tend to go for over a long period of time, spending little time in my room...

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2019 Foodie and Women’s Small Group Tours to Italy Announced

We can hardly contain ourselves. 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for our small group tours. We have...

The Power of Love in a Bowl of Risotto

The woman had been staring at me for what seemed like forever. She had even tried to get me to...

Not a Party Until the Polenta is Poured

Sometimes a big party gets a bit messy. I think that’s half the fun, don’t you? Family style polenta dinners...

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Saltimbocca Regrets in Tuscany

Saltimbocca. Jumps in the mouth. The names give to some Italian dishes could not be more fitting. Saltimbocca is one...

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How to Survive When Your Parents Get Too Frisky in Tuscany

The story is short and sweet today. Is it TMI? Probably. I am almost 45 years old and I still...

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You Need Some Bolognese in Your Life

I’m starving just sitting down to write this. Years ago, I had the luck of spending a day cooking with...