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art exhibit in florence, italy

Shutter Love Sunday – Florence, Italy

 Florence, Italy,photography   Jun 25, 2017    By

There was a ‘woman power’ exhibit recently at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, which featured works by the late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Her paintings were variations on self-portraits, often visually expressing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion. Later in her career she became known when she delved into the body issue debate, as she began […]

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saxophonist in cinque terre

Moving Pictures – Cinque Terre, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, Italy   Jun 23, 2017    By

Translating to ‘Five Lands’, the Cinque Terre offers breathtaking coastal views and a mildly challenging hiking trail that connects five quaint, Italian towns. The first part of the Monterosso–Vernazza hike is the most frustrating, as the uphill trudging will have your glutes screaming. That’s where a saxophonist decided to place himself, allowing the hikers a […]

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wine in avellino, italy

Wandering For Wine In Avellino, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Jun 6, 2017    By

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” I’m not sure I agree with Martin Luther about religion, but that wine quote is spot on! I live in the Avellino Province of Italy, an undiscovered region where tourism is a thing of the future, potentially, not one of the present. I understand their situation. It’s […]

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puppet show in salerno, italy

Moving Pictures – Salerno, Italy

 Italy   Apr 19, 2017    By

Afraid of clowns? You and many other people. Coulrophobics (yes that’s a real word) everywhere watched the recent trailer for ‘IT’ and collectively quivered. I can’t laugh at this phobia, as I have a similar one for puppets, which makes me a pupaphobe…again, a real word. Pinocchio freaked me out as a kid, and watching […]

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italian restaurant in montemarano, italy

Antico Casale – An Italian Hidden Gem For Foodies

 Italy,restaurant   Apr 12, 2017    By

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” – Kurt Vonnegut So here I am talking about food. This isn’t so much a restaurant review as it is a love letter. Nestled in the hills […]

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the beautiful small town of castelmezzano, italy

Put Castelmezzano, Italy On Your Small Town Bucket List!

 destinations,Italy   Apr 6, 2017    By

Last summer I wrote about my favorite European small towns, and if I did that article today Castelmezzano would definitely make the cut. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will start by posting day and night shots. Yeah…it’s really that nice. I love surreal views like this, where you get […]

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great view in gesualdo, italy

Carlo Gesualdo – The Mad Musician of Italy

 destinations,Italy   Mar 23, 2017    By

“I die, alas, in my suffering, And she who could give me life, Alas, kills me and will not help me. O sorrowful fate, She who could give me life, Alas, gives me death.” -Moro, lasso, al mio duolo (1613) Those words of Carlo Gesualdo are ironic when considering his personal story. He came from […]

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