Tag Archives: Italian Culture

♦Let’s Go Shopping at a Supermercato in Italy♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 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

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♥ My Homage to Laundry Day Italian Style ♥

♥ 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

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I Madonnari – Italian Street Painting in Santa Barbara

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

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“Sit. Feast on your life.”

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

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♥ Lovers of Italy Share Their La Dolce Vita ♥

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

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Guest Post: (More than) 10 Reasons to Visit Pistoia in Tuscany!

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

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Strolling through Lecce: Bursting with Baroque!

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

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♥ “When a moon hits your eye…” ♥

“…like a big pizza pie…” ♥ “That’s amore! ♥

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Lessons in Aging Gracefully from an Olive Tree

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

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Made in Puglia: A Legacy Carved in Stone

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

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