Monthly Archives: May 2016

Italian Bank Experience

As much as I love Italy, some aspects of the Italian lifestyle are far from efficient. The Italian bank experience is one of these molto difficile situations. For the most part I have used Bancomats (ATM’s) to withdraw money in … Continue reading

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Architecture of Italy

One of the many highlights in Italy is the spectacular architecture. Not only the age of some of Italy’s monuments but the style and sheer beauty is what strikes me. Spanning almost 3000 years, Italy’s diverse architectural styles reflect the … Continue reading

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Sunset in Puglia ~ Polignano a Mare

Give me a sunset on the water in Italy and I think I am in Paradise! Last June I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and capture this dazzling view in the seaside … Continue reading

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Lombardy: Milan and More – Guest Post

Today I am  pleased to feature a guest post by Sara Mazzucato, a copywriter from Padua, Italy. Enjoy. Lombardy mon amour: From the romantic Sforza Castle to the beautiful Lake Maggiore and its “Fornaci di Caldè” Have you ever been … Continue reading

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The Italian Lifestyle

I love seeing these roadside fruit and vegetable shops on wheels. I noticed this one in the seaside town of Riposto, south of Taormina in Sicily. Really when you think about it, this is a perfect business – it’s mobile … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a special day for me, not only because I am a mother and a grandmother, but because I am blessed to still have my mother, who just celebrated her 90th birthday. She is a very special woman … Continue reading

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Street View in Bologna

A street scene in Italy…could actually be anywhere there, but this one is from Bologna. I am fascinated by the buildings in Italy, the shuttered windows, the flower boxes with thriving plant life and colorful seasonal blooms. The balconies made … Continue reading

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