Category Archives: Design YOUR Dream Trip to Italy

♦ Sicily’s White Gold or “Pass the Salt”! ♦

♦ “The Salt Road” – Via del Sale ♦ The Via del Sale extends from Trapani to the Stagnone Lagoon to Marsala, including the island of Mòzia. Stagnone Lagoon is the largest lagoon on Sicily’s western coastline and when you … Continue reading

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🍷MORE Italian Wine Trails in Sicily…with Simona🍷

🍷 I’m so pleased to introduce you to Simona who I met during my travels in Sicily last October (2016). Her passion and love for her home is contagious and inspiring and I’m thrilled to have her share about the … Continue reading

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♥ Your Invitation to “La Dolce Vita” ♥

♥ Ciao, Amici!! Now that 2016 and the holidays are behind us, I hope that your 2017 is off to a fabulous start? Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day, spring will arrive and with it spring fever… and looking … 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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♦ 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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♥ 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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♥ My Italian Journey: We ♥ Puglia! ♥

We ♥ Puglia! “Nothing significant exists under Italy’s sun that is not touched by art. Its food is twice blessed because it is the product of two arts, the art of cooking and the art of eating.” -Marcella Hazan Another … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey: Head Over HeelZ in Puglia! ♥

♥ What is Salento Style? ♥ “I believe that no place could be found where life passes, in its essences, more delightfully than here.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I think I’ll … Continue reading

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♥ My Italian Journey Heads to the Heel: Puglia! ♥

♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ This will be my fifth time visiting Puglia and my fifth small group tour. I’m often asked if I get tired of returning to the same places? And my answer is always, always, … Continue reading

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