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Category Archives: Lazio – Vatican City
The Getty Villa in Malibu is an absolute “must see” if you’re visiting Southern California. Modeled after the Villa dei Papiri, a Roman country house in Herculaneum, The Getty Villa has faithfully incorporated architectural details “based on elements drawn from … Continue reading
Yes, you read that right, praise – and long overdue praise, I might add! You hear a lot of jokes about Italian efficiency (or lack of it) but I’m here to tell you that I have had quite a few … Continue reading
♥ More Precious Moments, Indelible Memories… ♥ “The Face of Italy” was a very personal post, not only about my own Italian-American roots but, about the lovely people of Italy that I have been so very fortunate to meet in … Continue reading
“Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land.” —E. M. Forster When I started to write about the “face of Italy”, I realized that, for me, growing up in an Italian family and the … Continue reading
♥ I Do Love to Eat! ♥ And enjoying the regional and traditional cuisine wherever I go is, for me, one of the greatest pleasures of traveling and truly living la dolce vita! Now, I’m no where near as adventurous … Continue reading
Il paese che muore, “the town that is dying”, is the rather bleak description of Civita di Bagnoregio. Judging solely by the throngs of visiting tourists one would hardly think that that is the case. However, it wasn’t from lack … Continue reading
I had the incredible good fortune to visit Rome twice this year. I didn’t expect to but I fell so in love with the one and only Eternal City! I’ve written a little about my time there and will certainly write … Continue reading
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
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