Author Archives: Margie Miklas

Walking in Italy – Streets, Staircases and Hills

Most of Italy is  mountainous or hilly at the very least, so plan on walking a lot when traveling to Bella Italia. On average, I walk a minimum of five miles a day and many times it’s closer to eight … Continue reading

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Photo Collage from Venice ~ Italy Travel

Italy travel is on the rise and Venice is a favorite travel destination. Its beloved nickname of La Serenissima, seems to be going by the wayside though, as the city becomes congested with tourists. Venice is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Mammoni and Mammismo – An Italian Lifestyle

Six years ago I wrote a post titled Mammoni – Mamma’s Boys in Italy and today it ranks as my most popular post.  Mammoni, a term applied to single Italian men who live at home with their mothers sometimes into their … Continue reading

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The Gift of Positano

If you told me I could click my heels three times and I’d be in Positano, I wouldn’t have to think about it. My answer would be “Yes, please, right now.”  Since I don’t live in a fantasy land and … Continue reading

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A Video View of Positano and the Amalfi Coast Road

For all the times I’ve tried to describe the Amalfi Coast road, I could never really adequately explain what this short video shows so clearly.  A classic example of “show, don’t tell.” Thank you, Coastal Living Instagram, for posting this … Continue reading

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The Next Step in the Writing Process

Many of you know that I’ve been working on my first novel, and now I’ve reached the next step in the writing process. For the past few weeks, my manuscript has been in the capable hands of my editor, Susan … Continue reading

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25 Favorite Photos of Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and these photos easily explain why. Located in central Italy, Tuscany  stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the rolling hills with scenes of serene countryside dotted … Continue reading

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Surviving an Airport Strike in Italy

Last week Italy travelers were affected by an airport strike. So what’s new, right? Strikes in Italy are commonplace, part of the lifestyle. They can occur with all modes of transportation, and they do, on a regular basis. During my … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for Italy – What I Learned from Experience

You know, you can do the same thing ten times and still learn from your experience. And this certainly holds true for travel. No matter how many times I travel to Italy I learn something new, sometimes through challenging experiences. … Continue reading

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The Faraglioni Rocks of Capri

Emerging out of the depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea are mammoth rock formations. I experience a magical moment when I first see the towering “sea stacks” located at the southern end of the island of Capri. They cause me to … Continue reading

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