May 28 2015 / Events

Mille Miglia in Senigallia

Senigallia, Le Marche

Italians have a few distinguishing characteristics coursing through their veins. Innate charm. An appreciation of good food. Style. And an


June 4 2014 / Food & Wine

Cantine Aperte

Le Marche

Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) is what a wine lover would describe as heaven on earth. The Movimento Turismo del Vino


May 8 2014 / Local Interest

Senigallia a mollo, ma non molla*

Senigallia, Le Marche

Visiting Senigallia for the first time is like being single, meeting a good looking guy, and discovering that he has


November 5 2013 / Local Interest

’tis the season once again

Le Marche

Get ready for some delicious bruschette. Olive season is upon us! If you live out in the country like me,


October 17 2013 / Local Interest

Precautionary Tactics

Le Marche

I have sweet memories of my grandmother, but sometimes the most curious ones lie at the forefront. Nonna was a


July 15 2013 / Events

Senigallia Summer Jamboree

Senigallia, Le Marche

It’s that time again. Get out your hair gel. Senigallia has hosted this huge Anni Cinquanta event for the past


May 16 2013 / Places

More than just the Tower…

Pisa, Tuscany

The Leaning Tower is a sight to behold. When walking to the tower, there is a 1 in 1 chance


September 13 2012 / Places

Southwest Sardegna

Sardegna

In today’s “Wi-Fi” and “iEverything” culture, it’s not always easy to unplug. In fact, even people who search for vacation


July 19 2012 / Places

Le Grotte di Frasassi

Genga, Le Marche

The Frasassi Caves are a marvel to behold. We aren’t just talking your run of the mill underground pebbles and


April 26 2011 / Local Interest

Welcome Home…

Italy

I tend to think Italians are born with roots. And those roots influence so many choices, traditions, customs, and culture.


June 14 2010 / Local Interest

June in Senigallia

Senigallia, Le Marche

If only one had a Euro for every time someone has exclaimed, “How wonderful it must be to live in


October 29 2009 / Food & Wine

Wine made of tears and faith

Morro d'Alba, Le Marche

We Marchigiani (pronounced Mar-key-jah-nee) pride ourselves on our faith – to our local wines, that is. Because what Marche wines


September 30 2009 / Places

City with Views II

Ancona, Le Marche

Of all the views however, Ancona’s crowning jewel is the hard-to-miss Monte Conero, sitting just to the south like a


August 5 2009 / Places

City with Views

Ancona, Le Marche

Every major Italian city has that “something” that attracts visitors year after year. Rome has its history. Milan has its


July 10 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Raffaello e Urbino

Urbino

You are 11 years old. Your father has just died and has left you at the helm of the family


July 3 2009 / Events

Madonna di Montagnola

Chiaravalle, Le Marche

“Non ce la faccio. Arriva la Madonna,” my grandmother says, when I asked her if she was coming to lunch