Category Archives: Roots in the Boot

♥ Tire of Taormina? Never! ♥

Taormina is a picturesque hill town hugging the rugged eastern coastline of Sicily. With its steep, narrow passageways and breathtaking vistas, for me, it’s pure magic… The first time I woke up in Taormina, it was almost exactly 10 years … Continue reading

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🍷MORE Italian Wine Trail Tales with Wine Friends, Victoria & Samuele!🍷

🍷I’m concluding the second series of the Italian Wine Trails & Tales with my own tale about meeting my wine friend, Samuele Bianchi…a very special meeting for a very special reason. Let me explain… 🍷A Winemaker Near Lucca, Tuscany… Sometime … Continue reading

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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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♦ The Eternal Youth of Mozia ♦

♦ Meeting the Youth ♦ In 2007, during my first visit to Sicily, I was fortunate enough to be on a small group tour that included seeing so many of the superb artistic and archeological treasures of Sicily. One of … 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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🍷MORE Italian Wine Trails & Tales: Sicily with Victoria!🍷

🍷Donnafugata Winery: Tradition and Inspiration Take Flight in Sicily When I knew I was going to be in Sicily in October, I wanted to have at least one formal wine tasting experience. I immediately reached out to Donnafugata located in … Continue reading

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♦ Selinunte: Touching Greek Antiquity in Sicily ♦

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Greek ruins and archeological site of Selinunte are truly one of the most extraordinary places you will ever experience. It’s difficult to express ones impressions into words – so many adjectives are overused and so … 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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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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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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