Italy

Celebrate the New Year in Ferrara, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Feb 22, 2017   By

Fireworks have never been my favorite thing. In fact, the words disappointment and anxiety best sum up my emotions on the subject. I left Barcelona [...]

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11 Thoughts About Driving in Italy

 destinations,Italy   Feb 15, 2017   By

I moved to Italy in early November, and struggled through a mundane first month with no driving options to go anywhere. Then, in mid-December, my [...]

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A Tale of Two Markets – Verona and Bolzano, Italy

 Christmas,festival,Italy   Dec 31, 2016   By

“A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every [...]

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How to Spend a December Weekend in Sorrento, Italy

 Christmas,eurotrip,Italy   Dec 14, 2016   By

December is a tricky time to visit Europe. Days are overcast and short, and the weather isn’t typically that great outside of far south. This [...]

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Holy Ravioli…I’m Moving to Italy!

 eurotrip,Italy,wanderlust   Sep 22, 2016   By

Unbelievable, unexpected, seemingly unreal…these are the words I use to describe my current situation. I got ‘the call’ a few weeks ago. I work for [...]

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Moving Pictures – Monterosso, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, destinations   Mar 22, 2016   By

I remember taking a break-dancing class as a kid in the early 80s…I was terrible at the backspin! Back in college I played bass guitar [...]

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Hidden Gems of Europe

 best of europe,destinations,eurotrip,Italy,Travel Advice   Mar 8, 2016   By

So what makes a ‘hidden gem’? I figure it’s a location off the radar from people’s tourist lists, maybe a city in a country that [...]

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My 10 Favorite Cities in Europe (for now)

 best of europe,Denmark,destinations,Italy,Poland,top cities,Travel Advice,United Kingdom   Feb 25, 2017   By

What blog doesn’t have a “best of” list? I’ve split this up into more ‘known’ cities first, then my favorite ‘hidden gems‘. Just a reminder [...]

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