Monthly Archives: March 2013

What I Love About Italy

Where do I start? There are so many reasons I love Italy, and if you have been following my blog you probably know most of them. The people, the little villages built into the hillsides, the architecture, the art, the … Continue reading

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Italian Salaries Among the Lowest in Europe

Italy is not a place to get rich quick, in terms of salary. Although their socialistic government compensates workers with pensions and health care as well as their form of unemployment, the average salaries in Italy are among the lowest … Continue reading

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Italy News – Another Transportation Strike in Italy

What’s new in Italy? Another 24 hour scheduled transportation strike today has affected travel in Rome, Venice, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Torino, and other cities across Italy. Seventy-five percent of Italy’s buses ground to a halt this morning, and even some … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Bex Hall

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Bex Hall, author of the award-winning website and blog, Leaving Cairo. You can read the interview here. I can’t believe that I am leaving for Italy in five weeks but am … Continue reading

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Gelato from Florence Comes to NYC

For the first time since it opened in 1929 Florence’s famous Vivoli Il Gelato has just opened a shop in NYC on the 6th floor of the newly renovated Macy’s at Herald Square.  As part of a $400 million remodeling … Continue reading

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Italy News – Mt Etna Erupts Again

Mt Etna erupted again Tuesday night and although this is a common occurrence in Sicily, this footage is spectacular.I especially like the last part of the video where the lava rock is on the road. I guess the local Sicilians … Continue reading

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Photos from the Amalfi Coast – My Favorite Place in Italy

Italy has so much to offer and there are many places that I would always want to return. Venice is one. Sicily is another and the Amalfi Coast is another, just to name three. I have thoroughly been taken by … Continue reading

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Seaside Photos in Italy

Italy is a peninsula and also has two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, plus countless smaller islands. It is not surprising then that there is no dearth of beautiful beach scenes and seaside photos. As you know I love the … Continue reading

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