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Travel Tips Part Two–Italy’s Food

Everyone expects to eat well in Italy—after all, it’s where the Slow Food Movement started. Most restaurants and other food venues have been providing “fresh and local” for generations. However, there are a few tips to avoid those who cut … Continue reading

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Walking the Presidio of San Francisco

Each time we return to the Bay Area, we always spend some time in one of my favorite cities—San Francisco. When I first catch sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, it still takes my breath away. Whether a ghostly blur … 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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Language School in Lucca

The long gap between this blog and the last is due to my twelve day immersion into the Italian Language. Going to a language school in Italy is a fun way to meet more locals and get a better introduction … Continue reading

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A River Walk in Tuscany

Volterra is a short drive to the town of Colle di Val d’Elsa — a beautiful and low-key town in Western Tuscany-the province of Siena. There is an upper part, that is older and more historical, with a castle (and … Continue reading

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A Few Reasons to Venture to Umbria

Tuscany gets all the press, but Umbria has its own special perks. Here are a few of my favorite reasons to venture into the “green heart of Italy”. Country roads with lush scenery and no tolls Driving in Italy may … Continue reading

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Why We Keep Coming Back

Agrigento I have to post this out of order because of yesterday’s experience near Agrigento. . . Today’s adventure explains why we are drawn to Italy. We decided to take the two and one-half hour trip to Agrigento, an amazing … Continue reading

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Italy in March

Varenna I haven’t written for awhile because we didn’t have wifi for quite some time. So, the next few blogs will be close together. Our first stop in Italy was in the beautiful town of Varenna, on Lake Como. Como … Continue reading

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