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Herculaneum – Sister City Of Pompeii

 history,Italy   Jan 25, 2018    By

Herculaneum and Pompeii shared the same fate, though not in the same manner. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in European history. Ash from the eruption covered Pompeii, causing mass asphyxiation. Herculaneum was closer to the Vesuvius crater. Volcanic gases and material of extremely high […]

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Amazing Sushi Restaurant In Benevento, Italy

 food,Italy   Apr 12, 2018    By

“You know how kids dream of being soccer players or actors? Well, my dream was to be a sushi chef.” – Nobu Matsuhisa Dreaming of sushi? Maybe that’s what I was doing. How else could I explain taking another chance on a European sushi restaurant. Sushi on this continent typically disappoints me. I can think […]

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Spiritual Journey To The Monte Cassino Abbey

 history,Italy   Feb 15, 2018    By

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the bombardment that destroyed the Monte Cassino abbey. It was a grievous casualty of the last great war. As shown in the artist rendition of the aftermath, the monks escaped. The hundreds of townspeople hiding within weren’t so lucky. Saint Benedict converted this from a pagan temple to a monastery […]

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How I Spent A Boring Sunday In Italy

 Italy,road trip   Feb 11, 2018    By

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow An Italian Sunday consists of church and family time…not much else. I woke up particularly antsy this morning, looking for something to do. The Super Bowl was last weekend, so no more football to look forward to. I’m […]

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9 Travel Resolutions For 2018

 Italy,Travel Advice   Jan 11, 2018    By

I spent New Years in Annecy, France. This town made my hidden gems of Europe list, and that’s why I came here. I wanted a chill, quiet New Years celebration that didn’t involve fireworks. I’ve seen highlights of the Naples show, and what I could be experiencing…it looks like the closing scene to ‘Fight Club’ […]

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Why You Should Visit The Typewriter Museum In Trani, Italy

 history,Italy,Museum   Jan 5, 2018    By

Let’s dissect the title of this blog. Yes, I did recommend you visit a typewriter museum. And yes, the site of this museum is Trani, a quaint seaside town that presumably has nothing to do with typewriters. What is it doing here? I never found any explanation, but speculate a wealthy, deceased resident donated his […]

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Pepenero – Amazing Restaurant In The Hills Of Campania

 food,Italy   Dec 28, 2017    By

Another restaurant review? Yes indeed. I went to a small town in Italy and tried the local restaurant, and left stunned, amazed, and satiated. I visited Montella over my birthday weekend, not knowing what to expect. The hill towns of Avellino can be schizophrenic. In some ways quaint and magical, and other ways boring and […]

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