Tag Archives: sightseeing

Puglia PostZ #3: Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! This fall (2016) and in 2017 we will once again be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the third in a series of Puglia PostZ which I published … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out “Black Gold” in the Hills of Umbria

When I first visited Umbria eight years ago and was told we were going to have a special local dish with truffles, I was expecting chocolate! It was then that I learned the true meaning of “black gold”… Fast forward … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita Peeks Behind the Mask in Venice!

Venice and masks are inseparable. It’s impossible to visit Venice and not see shops filled with fanciful, fantastic designs. From the authentic, handmade papier-mâché versions to the cheap imports, they are delightful and fanciful. Historically, for centuries, they were not … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Stroll…To a Cat Sanctuary in Rome

This is the first of many strolls I’d like us to take together…let’s take our time and just enjoy the sites, shall we? * * * * * Cats in Rome… A Long History It’s hard not to notice the … Continue reading

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“Rome-ing” Rome with ItalyXP!

When I contacted ItalyXP about being sponsored for a tour in Rome this fall (2014), I was quickly obliged. They had space on their 3-hour “Tour of Christian Churches and Basilicas of Rome”, a tour I was very excited to … Continue reading

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Great TipZ to Get the Most from Sightseeing!

Travel TipZ You Will Thank Me For! Whether you’re day tripping close to home, taking a long weekend or traveling afar for that long-awaited vacation, odds are that you’re planning to “do” and “see” something special, something that appeals to … Continue reading

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New! Oh, Give Me a Farm Where the Buffalo…

Visiting A Buffalo Farm in Italy Do you love cheese? Do you love mozzarella cheese? Ricotta cheese? And have you had the exquisite pleasure of eating fresh buffalo mozzarella and ricotta cheese? I’m talking 12 hours from milking to plate! … Continue reading

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SideTripZ: Let’s Take a Walk, Shall We?

Today’s SideTripZ is a personal observation. An observation about a fairly simple subject…taking a walk. Or is it that simple? Taking a walk can be incredibly pleasurable and rewarding or it can simply be a way to get from here … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Italy Featured in Italian Talks

Italian Talks is a website/blog site sponsored by the luxurious Baglioni Hotels in Italy. On a regular basis they publish “Italian stories by true lovers of Italy” and on March 21, 2014,they published a story by this true lover of … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel TidBitz: Don’t Let “What Ifs” Trip Up Your Travel Plans!

Today’s Travel TidBitz: Don’t Let “What Ifs” Trip Up Your Travel Plans! “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain Thank you for joining me this morning!  Tidbit is defined as … Continue reading

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