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♥ Your Invitation to “La Dolce Vita” ♥

♥ Ciao, Amici!! Now that 2016 and the holidays are behind us, I hope that your 2017 is off to a fabulous start? Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day, spring will arrive and with it spring fever… and looking … Continue reading

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Galatina’s Holy Treasure: Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandra

Among the most important cities in Puglia’s Salento sub-region is Galatina. A lovely Baroque gem, it is located midway between Lecce and Gallipoli, in the heart of the Grecia Salentina. Until 1861 Galatina was called San Pietro in Galatina in … Continue reading

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Presto! It’s Pesto!

It’s late morning and we’ve had a wonderful stroll through the fascinating “caruggi” of historical Genova but, more sightseeing will have to wait, it’s time to think about lunch…and lunch today will be something very authentic, local and delicious because … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: We ♥ Puglia! ♥

We ♥ Puglia! “Nothing significant exists under Italy’s sun that is not touched by art. Its food is twice blessed because it is the product of two arts, the art of cooking and the art of eating.” -Marcella Hazan Another … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: Head Over HeelZ in Puglia! ♥

♥ What is Salento Style? ♥ “I believe that no place could be found where life passes, in its essences, more delightfully than here.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I think I’ll … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Heads to the Heel: Puglia! ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ This will be my fifth time visiting Puglia and my fifth small group tour. I’m often asked if I get tired of returning to the same places? And my answer is always, always, … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: More Tuscany ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton Is it possible to ever get enough of Tuscany?  As I come to the last few days … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Returns to Tuscany ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “The charm of Italy is akin to that of being in love.” – Stendhal Starting in Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance”, let’s take walks and explore the picturesque hill town of Siena … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: La Dolce Vita in Liguria! ♥

♥ More La Dolce Vita from Liguria! ♥ “What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: Loving Liguria! ♥

♥ More La Dolce Vita from Liguria! ♥ “He who has been in Italy can forget all other regions. Who has been in Heaven does not desire the Earth.” – Gogol Exploring Genoa and the Italian Riviera: Portofino, Cinque Terre, … Continue reading

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