July 8 2016 / Local Interest

Hung Out to Dry in Italy!

Italy

When I see laundry hanging on drying racks and makeshift clothes lines on balconies, outside windows, across alleys and just


June 24 2016 / Events

Row, Row, Rowing in Venice!

Venice, Veneto

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June 3 2016 / Local Interest

The Art & Science of Italian Caffè

Lecce, Puglia

Like so many family-owned companies, Quarta Caffè remains where it started in the 1950’s. From a small artisanal roasting factory


April 29 2016 / Local Interest

Carving Out a Tradition in Stone

Lecce, Puglia

One of the many unique features of Lecce is its dramatic architecture. Everywhere you look, you will gaze upon rich


April 4 2016 / Places

A “Sassi” Life in Matera (Part I)

Matera, Basilicata

“C’era Una Volta” — Once Upon a Time Approaching Matera, you are immediately struck by the distinctive Sassi which, even


March 10 2016 / Art & Archaeology

A Cameo Appearance in Venice

Venezia, Veneto

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February 12 2016 / Places

Off the Beaten Track in Puglia

Corigliano d'Otranto, Puglia

You’ve probably never heard of the small town of Corigliano d’Otranto located near the town of Lecce in the Salento


February 2 2016 / Places

Under the Etruscan Sun in Prato

Prato, Tuscany

There’s just so much to do and see in and around Florence and it’s worth it to explore surrounding cities.


November 6 2015 / Local Interest

Stringing Together a Legacy in Venice

Venice, Veneto

Marisa is an “impiraressa”. An impiraressa creates with pearls sand authentic Venetian glass beads using long needles and 19th century


July 20 2015 / Local Interest

Puglia + Olive Oil = An Ancient Relationship!

Squinzano, Puglia

60 Million Olive Trees… One for Each of Italy’s 60 Million People… But Who’s Counting? Puglia’s relationship with olive trees


July 19 2015 / Local Interest

Behind the Mask in Venice!

Venice, Veneto

Venice and masks are inseparable. It’s impossible to visit Venice and not see shops filled with fantastic designs. From the


June 24 2015 / Places

Montefalco – the Green Heart of Italy

Montefalco, Umbria

19th century poet, Giosué Carducci, called Umbria il cuor verde d’Italia, the green heart of Italy. As the only landlocked


February 20 2015 / Places

Martina Franca: Thank You St. Martin!

Martina Franca, Puglia

The Itria Valley of Puglia holds many treasures worth exploring, not the least of which is the town of Martina


January 20 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Castel del Monte: “The Crown of Stone”

Andria, Puglia

Built in 1240 by Swabian Frederick II Hohenstaufen, the impressive Castel del Monte has views stretching in every direction including


November 20 2014 / Places

Trani: A Saintly Seaside Treasure

Trani, Puglia

Like so many picturesque seaside towns in Puglia, Trani continues to be influenced by its proximity to the rugged Adriatic