February 27 2015 / Local Interest

Roman Attitude

Rome, Lazio

Back in September, a 42 minute video rant was released in which the Islamic State (IS) mentioned that “this will


June 13 2014 / Local Interest

Palermo’s Belle Epoque

Palermo, Sicilia

Not many hotels inspire. In fact many of them are sad, grimy establishments. Not so the Grand Hotel et des Palmes. You only


March 24 2014 / Places

Trequanda Treasures and Curiosities

Trequanda, Tuscany

Incredible: treasures wherever you head in Italy, no matter how tiny, how “insignificant” the locale. This country is a treasure


September 20 2010 / Food & Wine

Funghi-Time in Umbria

Assisi, Umbria

In the late 70’s when we farmed our land, I often went mushrooming with my contadina (farmwoman) neighbors. When warm


November 6 2008 / Local Interest

A Remarkable Lady

Maratea, Basilicata

Soaking up as much of this wonderful town as possible, we explored the upper steps deep into the alleyways. We


October 16 2008 / Events

Cappuccino Morning

Rome

Any opportunity to have un caffé o un cappuccino and a cornetto (ahem .. more than one actually, in your