Monthly Archives: October 2014

Back from the Florida Writers Conference

Oct 30, 2014 After three weeks in Italy, I returned home to Florida on Tuesday. Two days later I repacked my bag and left for Orlando to attend my first writers’ conference. The timing was not the best since I … Continue reading

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Shopping the Rialto Market in Venice

Oct 15, 2014 One of the benefits of social media is meeting people with similar interests from all over the world. I have known Karen Henderson, an American writer and blogger who lives in Venice, for some time, but we … Continue reading

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Photos from Venice

The always crowded Rialto vaporetto stop Angela and Alessandro shared a gondola ride with me! Angela and Alessandro shared a gondola ride with me! The famous Bridge of Sighs, about which a legend exists. Supposedly if a couple kisses under … Continue reading

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Venice by Boat

Venice is a city full of history, art, culture, and rich traditions. I was fortunate enough this trip to be a guest of Context Italy on their “Venice by Boat” tour. Context Italy has been doing walking tours all over … Continue reading

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How Shoes are Made by Hand in Italy

I always welcome the opportunity to observe a part of Italian life which is not typically experienced by the average traveler. I was fortunate to be able to receive a personalized tour of an authentic Italian shoe factory or fabricca. … Continue reading

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Travel Destination Tuscany

I am fortunate enough to have made friends with other bloggers and lovers of Italy. Debra Kolkka, who writes the award-winning blog, Bella Bagni di Lucca, as well as Bagni di Lucca and Beyond, is one of those people. She … Continue reading

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Photo Collage from Ravello ~ Amalfi Coast Travel

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 Ravello is a peaceful beautiful city high above the seashore on the Amalfi Coast. Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone afford spectacular views of the coastline which made the uphill walking and numerous steps and staircases worth it. More stories to … Continue reading

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A Visit to Capri

Oct 10, 2014 I have been to the island of Capri twice before, and it is a beautiful place. However during the day it is usually crowded with cruise ship passengers. Today I have no need to revisit sites from … Continue reading

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A Day in Amalfi

Oct 9, 2014 First Full Day in Amalfi Breakfast on the terrace this morning could not have been any better. With a view of the beach on the Tyrrhenian Sea and feeling the warm breeze, I could have sat here … Continue reading

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Travel Destination – Italy’s Stunning Amalfi Coast

Oct 8,2014 As you may have guessed, that grueling travel day was totally worn it it as soon as I arrived in Amalfi. My hotel, once an eighteenth-century palazzo, is a beautiful 27-room modern accommodation across from the sea. My … Continue reading

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