Tag Archives: Ciao Bella

La Dolce Vita is Back from Italy!

Si, I came back! After 40 extraordinary days, 3000 photos and a heart full of memories (and, well, no way am I getting on the scale yet!) I thought I would be sending you posts and updates along the way … Continue reading

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TidBitZ Bonus: When IS the Best Time to Travel…to Italy?

TidBitZ Bonus: When IS the Best Time to Travel…to Italy? On Tuesday, we talked about the “best” time to travel. Of course, when planning your next vacation (which can be a headache anyway), there’s the ideal scenario and then…there’s reality. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “Oh Umbria, How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!”

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Colleen Simpson, fellow Italian Notebook Contributor and who, along with her husband Tom, is co-proprietor of Antica Vetreria, a charming self catering Villa and apartments in Piegaro, Umbria. * * * Oh Umbria, How … Continue reading

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A Special Edition of Travel TidBitZ: A Confession…

Today’s Special TidBitZ: A Confession… OK, it’s time to confess, and spill the beans…you deserve total honesty from me….no use hiding or denying it any longer…I’m coming clean….sigh…I have a sweet tooth and I’m not ashamed to admit it!  When … Continue reading

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Guest Post: È l’ora di imparare la lingua! It’s Time to Learn Italian!

Guest Post: Today’s special guest is Melissa Muldoon, la studentessa matta! Melissa and I “met” via a mutual Facebook friend and we all share one passion – Italy! Not only is Melissa a dedicated student of the Italian language, she … Continue reading

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SideTripZ: Digging Deep to the Heart of the Family Tree

SideTripZ – October is National Italian American Heritage Month…and as an Italian American, it’s only natural that this little SideTripZ finds me digging up some roots…family roots. *   *   * Some Roots Run Deep! “We all grow up with the … Continue reading

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SideTripZ – Guest Post: When in Rome…Eat Like a Roman!

Today’s SideTripZ is another Guest Post, this time from none other than the Eternal City, Roma! Rick Zullo is an ex-pat living in Rome and shares some great insights on… How to Eat Like a Local in Rome Everybody knows … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Get the Real Taste of Italy with Flavours Holidays

Welcome to  a Guest Post from Flavours Holidays: “What makes Flavours themed holidays special for American travellers”  Tracking down an inauspicious neighbourhood coffee bar will tell you far more about what Italians think about life, their passions, language, traditions and … Continue reading

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Flipping Through My Italian Notebook…

Italy and la dolce vita have always been a source of inspiration and it was my trip to Italy in June of 2012 that inspired this blogging adventure. It also inspired me to write about some of the many amazing … Continue reading

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Share My Excitement with Me…

My third article was just published in Italian Notebook! Italian Notebook is a daily e-newsletter offering interesting articles about Italian travel and lifestyle from local experts. With the publication of my third article,  I am “officially” a Contributing Writer. Since … Continue reading

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