Category Archives: Italy

Hiking Near the Cinque Terre

On the Ligurian Coast between Genoa and Pisa there are many scenic towns and villages. But the most popular destination seems to be the Cinque Terre—five picturesque hill towns that are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. These … Continue reading

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September in the Aosta Valley

For this trip to Italy, we decided to visit Aosta Valley—the smallest of Italy’s twenty regions. This beautiful valley, in the northwest corner of Italy is bordered by the French & Swiss Alps in the north and the scenic Gran … Continue reading

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Back to Bella Italia

I’ve taken a bit of a break from writing while enjoying a lovely summer in the Pacific Northwest of America. But finally, we are traveling again and exploring new regions of Italy. Our first stop is the Valle d’Aosta, a region … Continue reading

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Reason 12-Art is Everywhere in Italy

Continuing with my winter theme ″Why I keep coming back to Italy″ … You don’t have to be an art historian or even an authority to appreciate the abundance of art treasures found everywhere in Italy. Whether you prefer Greek and Roman sculpture, … Continue reading

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Reason 11- Hill Towns

Continuing with my winter theme ″Why I keep coming back to Italy″ … Part of the magic of visiting Italy is discovering a small hill town that takes you back in time to another world. You can visit any region in Italy and … Continue reading

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Reason 10-Italian Gardens

Continuing with the November theme ″Why I keep coming back to Italy″ … There are plenty of wonderful places to walk off a delicious meal in Italy. One of my favorite places to stroll is an Italian garden. Large or small, formal … Continue reading

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Reason 9-Fast Food

Continuing with the November theme ″Why I keep coming back to Italy″ is Reason Nine–Fast Food. Although most Italians prefer to sit down and enjoy a meal shared with friends and family, they sometimes resort to fast food, like we do. Yet … Continue reading

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