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padova medical museum

7 Things I Learned At The Padova Medical Museum

 history,Italy   Aug 11, 2017    By

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates I’m always learning. Not because I try to, maybe I just never learned that much to begin with, or didn’t maintain the knowledge. I pigeonholed myself into one niche of science, foregoing the others. Therefore when I watch science shows […]

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ravioli in ariano irpino

Shutter Love Sunday – Ariano Irpino, Italy

 food,Italy,photography   Aug 6, 2017    By

I tried making pasta in June, but it sure didn’t turn out like this. Seriously…this meal was the real deal. Starting with oversized, homemade ravioli generously stuffed with ricotta, then topped with pumpkin, zucchini, tomatoes and pistachios. I have La Pignata to thank, one of the top-rated restaurants in Ariano Irpino. Although home to only […]

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my village in italy

9 Reasons To Live In An Italian Village

 destinations,Italy   Jul 19, 2017    By

“There you’ll find the place I love most in the world. The place where I grew thin from dreaming. My village, rising from the plain. Shaded with trees and leaves like a piggy bank filled with memories. You’ll see why a person would want to live there forever. Dawn, morning, mid-day, night: all the same, […]

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cinque terre cooking school

Cinque Terre Cooking School – A Review

 Monterosso, Italy   Jul 12, 2017    By

If they ever made a cooking reality show for bumbling, brainless chefs, I might just win. In my life I’ve been fired from two fast food jobs, and been ‘politely removed from the schedule’ at another. I was also a failure as a coffee barista and a dishwasher, before I luckily found my calling in […]

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black and white rome

Why Rome Is Prettier In Black And White

 Rome, Italy,photography   Jun 30, 2017    By

“Black and white is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them.” Some places in the world are better in black and white. Not every city in Europe can be blessed with the colors of Scandinavia, and not every Italian city can be bright and vibrant like Cinque Terre. Rome, with its […]

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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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