January 24, 2020

Are you part of the confraternity of Italian travelers who have truly seen and savored Italy? Off the tourist flow to see Italy’s iconic sights a little differently. Traveling le stradi dei vini e sapori to taste regional Italy food at the gastronomic epicenter of the...

January 24, 2020

What would you curate at an Italian oenophilic museum? I’m sure your choices would be varied and different than mine. The wines listed are from our personal tasting experiences eating and drinking at the tables of our Italian family and friends and at trattorie, restau...

February 2, 2019

I’m an end justifies the means flyer. Unlike my travel companions who relish in the rarified air of the wild blue yonder, I view flying as a necessity more than a pleasure. A way to get from point A to point B.  So I'm always on the lookout for ways and means to make t...

January 19, 2019

When I first started to visit Italy the last thing on my mind was UNESCO.  I was more interested in the vineyards of Tuscany, the fashions of Milano and the food of Emilia Romagna. Over the last 20 years my trips to Italy have been an on going journey to discover the I...

January 19, 2019

The endless possibilities of the day ahead. Travel is exciting invigorating and in the best possible way unpredictable. Here are 10 split second decisions that I would not hesitate to make to see and savor Italy on your next trip.

Should I stay or Should I Go Off the To...

November 1, 2018

Although Italy has an excellent network of motorways (Autostrade), Americans generally find driving in Italy somewhat intimidating. They would rather be lulled into the complacency of a motorbus tour or buy a pass on the Trenitalia. Both have their place and for some m...

August 16, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons (Excuses) I Don’t Study My Italian Like I Should or Dante Lead Me from the Inferno of the Conjugated Verb to the Paradiso of a Native Speaker

I confess I don’t spend as much time as I should studying my Italian and these are My Top 5 Excuses.

5. I Have...