Monthly Archives: October 2015

Italy Travel – Photo of the Day

Ravello is full of narrow, steep streets that can accommodate only one vehicle at a time. This chandelier delivery in the back of an Ape truck made me wonder if it made to to its destination safely. And actually it … Continue reading

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The Italian Lifestyle in Photos — Only in Italy

As you know I take photos everywhere I go in Italy.I like to find the beauty on a narrow street and the tranquility of the setting sun, but I also  seem to be drawn to unique circumstances. These situations in … Continue reading

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Meet Pamela Carey, Award-Winning Author

Today I am honored to introduce you to Pamela Carey, an award-winning author. I met Pam a year ago at the Florida Writers Association annual conference in Orlando, and we became friends. Pam has published two books and is currently … Continue reading

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Taxis in Rome – Italy Travel Tips

I originally published this post 3 years ago and thought it was worth reposting to warn about scams in Italy. I have since learned to be more cautious… read on. At 9 pm we arrived at the Rome train station … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for Visiting Sicily

Sicily is  one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Italy. “If you haven’t seen Sicily you haven’t seen Italy. Sicily is where the soul of Sicily is.” – Goethe The Sicilian people are also some of the friendliest … Continue reading

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Italy Travel – Photo of the Day

I always enjoy watching local artisans and artists at work. I came across this artist on a footbridge in Venice. She was so focused on her painting that I dared not interrupt. Do you notice anything particularly interesting in this … Continue reading

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Spaccanapoli – The Heart of Naples

Noisy, chaotic, vibrant, intense, colorful, edgy, and authentic. Naples oozes reality of life in Italy. Hovering over this city from an almost surreal and tranquil place is the hilltop Castel Sant’ Elmo, a medieval fortress offering spectacular views of Napoli. … Continue reading

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Update on Italian Salaries

Not much has changed recently in the average salaries of Italian workers. Italy is by no means  a place to get rich quick, in terms of salary. While it’s true that the socialistic  Italian government compensates workers through pensions, unemployment, … Continue reading

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Naples Christmas Alley – San Gregorio Armeno

San Gregorio Armeno, otherwise known in Naples as Christmas Alley, is always filled with people, but in the month of December, chaos and crowds define the street. Over half a million tourists visit these small shops, which line both sides … Continue reading

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