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La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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Category Archives: Gelato
Puglia! Although this was my third visit to Puglia, I continue to be delighted by its beauty and uniqueness. The stunning architecture, the rich artistic history and culture, and the marvelous lifestyle. Let’s take a glimpse at three of her … Continue reading
Puglia! We are ready to begin our amazing experience Salento-style! And what better way to begin than in la cucina together! Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia Salento-style. Aprons on! We’re ready to learn all about “cucina … Continue reading
Venice…Already Dreaming About My Return… There is just something about Venice–if she has captured your heart and imagination, she never lets you go. And you never want to let go… Looking at the Bridge of Sighs, it is easy to … Continue reading
Venice: Finding Her Heart…and Mine! The heart of a place is to be found in its people–that’s where the history, stories and traditions are. And getting to know a place, like getting to know a person, unfolds with attention and … Continue reading
Venice Through My Eyes–Reflections on La Serenissima… There are two ways to enjoy Venice…on foot and on water! Every calle and footbridge offers another spectacular view. Venice loves to show off and I love just meandering through her passageways, riding … Continue reading
Venice!! La Serenissima! I remember the first time that I arrived in Venice… Walking out of the train station into a dream- the enchanting dream that is Venice. If you have had the good fortune to visit la Serenissima, the serene … Continue reading
Florence! What’s not to LOVE about Florence?? “Cradle of the Renaissance”, home to jaw dropping, iconic, glorious art…Virtually overflowing with beauty and unforgettable magnificence… Every time I step into the Piazza della Signoria, I am overwhelmed with a sense of … Continue reading
Going Local in Florence! If you’ve been following along on this and many of my other travel adventures, you know that I love going local; meeting local people, enjoying local food and wine and seeing the way the locals live. Today, … Continue reading
Daytripping to Prato–Under the Tuscan Sun There’s just so much to do and see in and around Florence. Since I don’t drive here i’m always looking for other ways to explore. So when I saw an opportunity to take a … Continue reading
Florence! Today officially begins my return to Italia–starting here in the “cradle of the Renaissance”, Florence! My Day on the “Other Side”…of the Arno River, That Is! There are so many reasons to return to Florence–once you have seen the … Continue reading