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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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Tips for Travelers–Part 1

These tips are for travels in Italy, but they work for most any place you decide to travel. Major Cities Be An Early Bird- St. Peter’s Basilica opens at 7 a.m. most days. I’ve visited around 7:30 a.m. several times … Continue reading

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Return to Rome

Almost everyone who visits Italy for the first time includes Rome in their itinerary. We give ourselves three or four days to see the most important sights and we leave the city exhausted and overwhelmed by all of the history … Continue reading

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Lucca Side Trips

Most towns in Italy are conveniently connected by an efficient rail or bus system, which makes it easy to select a base town for your visit. We chose to stay in Lucca because it has a wide variety of both … Continue reading

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Reason Three: Piazza Life

Each time I visit a new town in Italy, I make my first stop in the main piazza, to get a feel for the place. Every village, town and city has at least one main piazza and many minor ones. … Continue reading

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Savoring Sonoma

This post is long overdue, but I just couldn’t write about food until now. First, we overindulged during the holidays. Then, we started our healthy “cleanse diet” from Bon Appetít magazine. So, I didn’t want to think about all of those … Continue reading

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Travel Tips

I hope these tips are useful for future adventures in Italy and beyond. Communication Take a Smart Phone: Wifi is still not that dependable in Italy, so a smart phone comes in handy for emails and even as a GPS. There … Continue reading

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