Category Archives: La Dolce Vita!

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♦ 10 “Superb” Reasons to See Genoa ♦

Why Genoa? Because it IS “La Superba”, that’s why! Often underrated and overlooked, be prepared to be delighted and pleasantly surprised… So, first I have a confession… Before I was contacted by and subsequently partnered with BeautifuLiguria, I knew precious … Continue reading

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🍷 MORE Italian Wine Trails & Tales… with Susan Nelson! 🍷

🍷Famous Sustainable Tuscan Winery Merges Delicately with Nature 🍷 Chianti Classico and Antinori are almost synonymous but the Antinori family isn’t one to rest on its reputation…Susan introduces us to their innovative and futuristic approach to wine making…   Buried … Continue reading

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🍷NEW Italian Wine Trails & Tales…with Jill Barth! 🍷

🍷 I “met” Jill via social media and a mutual fondness for vino! When I reached out to her to join our trek along the Italian Wine Trails, she was quick to respond and share a fun wine and food … Continue reading

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🍷MORE Italian Wine Trails with…The Winefathers!🍷

🍷I found out about The Winefathers from a fellow blogger and friend. When I learned more about it, I knew I wanted to be involved and became a “wine friend”. I’m so pleased to share about this unique effort in … Continue reading

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♦Turning the Page on 2016…Hello 2017!♦

Looking back on 2016, WOW! What a mixed bag – on all levels! A roller coaster ride of  blockbuster proportions on some fronts – personal and global… Changes, upsets, upheavals, progress, set backs, surprises…letting go and embracing and … reunions, … Continue reading

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♦🍊 Chinotto: A Taste for the Unusual 🍊♦

Perhaps, like me, you’ve never heard of chinotto? My introduction was in September when we visited a chinotto plantation in the Savona province of Liguria… Join me, won’t you, and we’ll learn about this unusual fruit together…

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Sculpture Salento Style – Sun, Sea & Wind

Today we will meet a master sculptor from the Salento sub-region of Puglia. Today we will meet Renzo Buttazzo…

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🍷MORE Italian Wine Trails & Tales🍷

🍷 Si! I’m delighted to share… MORE Italian Wine Trails & Tales! 🍷  Last June I invited a group of fellow bloggers, who also happen to love Italy and be avid wine lovers, to tell us about one of their … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Stroll through Genoa’s ”Superb” Market: Mercato Orientale

I’ve been to a lot of local markets—it’s actually one of my favorite things to do in any city I’m visiting – but, I must say that I’ve not seen a market like the marvelous Mercato Orientale. The Mercato Orientale … Continue reading

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♥ The Road Home – Back to Reality?

♥ Reflections on My Italian Journey ♥ September 4 – October 27, 2016  “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of … Continue reading

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