Italian Travel Destinations

Vorrei tavolo per un favore

November 17, 2013

Solo in Roma for Pranzo (lunch).  It was raining and I debated about grabbing a panino or finding a  a small and cozy place to tuck in for a nice long lunch.  I sat across the street earlier having a cappuccino with one of my valued vendors and spotted the perfect spot…Armando al Pantheon just […]

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Vatican Gardens Upcoming Visit

October 30, 2013

Received this beautiful photo from Italia Magazine.  I will be visiting the Vatican Gardens on November 15.  The gardens cover about 57 acres, which is most of the Vatican Hill.  The gardens and parks have a history going back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods.  Filled with fountains and sculptures there are also several underground […]

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Off Season Tuscany

December 15, 2010

Beating the crowds in Tuscany takes on a different kind of itinerary.  Off season travel in Italy can be enchanting and a way to avoid the crowded roads and constant bumping into other tourists.  It is a way to truly immerse yourself into the everyday life with the locals.  There are always festivals in nearby […]

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Venice in the Winter

December 15, 2010

Venice is an enchanting city with it’s alluring canals, interesting water modes of transportation, charming six sestieri or neighborhoods & wine bars where you can experience Cicheti.  Because of the popularity, it can also be very crowded during the in season months and during cruise season.  If you would like to avoid crowds and see […]

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Italy Off Season

December 15, 2010

If you like walking and dining with locals, visiting museums and sites without crowds then off-season Italy is for you. I’ve visited Italy in November, December and early April and found it to be more of a true experience in Italian life. While you may deal with cooler weather and some rain, being prepared for […]

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