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La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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Tag Archives: Italian Culture
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ A Foodie I’m Not But… Although I don’t consider myself a foodie (and certainly wouldn’t call myself a cook!), there’s no question that I love food and love to eat. If you’ve followed along with … Continue reading
♥ Indelible Memories: My Homage to Laundry Day Italian Style ♥ has been a long time coming! Hundreds of photos taken over several years from north to south…of laundry! And I predict there will be many more! Why? Read on… … Continue reading
This Memorial Day weekend an Italian tradition, I Madonnari, has been celebrated with a festival in front of the beautiful “queen of the missions” in Santa Barbara. Read about this tradition, how it was revived and, if you can’t be … Continue reading
This is a very personal indelible memory dedicated to all of YOU who I have had the joy of sharing a meal or glass of wine with. Thank you for joining me and for being a part of my feast… … Continue reading
Ah, la dolce vita! Only one place comes to mind…Italy! The “sweet life” indeed…the name of Fellini’s iconic movie was perhaps meant to be ironic but for most of us, la dolce vita, the “sweet life” or maybe our ideal … Continue reading
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Michela (Miky) Ricciarelli. I met Miky quite serendipitously while visiting Florence in spring 2014 and from the moment we met it was impossible not to absolutely love spending time with her! … Continue reading
Lecce is often called the “Florence of the South” but it is so much more! It’s sophisticated, it’s cosmopolitan, it’s stylish, it’s cultured, it’s elegant, it’s welcoming, it’s gracious, it’s friendly, it’s captivating, it’s ageless and it is positively bursting … Continue reading
“…like a big pizza pie…” ♥ “That’s amore! ♥
Last spring during my third group trip to Puglia, I once again visited Azienda Agricola Taurino, a magnificent family-owned and operated olive tree farm in Squinzano. Squinzano is located in the south-eastern sub-region of Salento in Puglia and it’s where … Continue reading
One of the many unique features/characteristics of Lecce is its dramatic architecture. Every where you look–and you must look every where–your gaze will be met with rich Baroque ornamentation. Lecce is often referred to as the “Florence of the South” … Continue reading