Planning a trip to Italy

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Planning a trip to Italy has always been exciting and fun for me. I enjoy the process almost as much as I like the trip. But so much has changed in the world, including travel, and I have learned that … Continued

Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast ~ $20 and free shipping

Buongiorno and Ciao! All of you who follow this blog know I have a passion for Italy and all things Italian. In the pursuit of that passion, travel to Italy becomes a way for me to satisfy that urge. My … Continued

Announcing the New Audiobook, Critical Cover-Up

  Big News! My debut medical thriller,  CRITICAL COVER-UP, originally published in 2017, has just been released as an audiobook! Narrated by the the talented Blair Seibert, my first novel is now also available on Audible, Amazon, and Apple Books. … Continued

Listen to a Sound Clip from The Venice I Know

Narrated in my own voice, The Venice I Know is now an audiobook.  Listen to this 2 1/2- minute audio clip about food and drink in Venice, from chapter 4 of The Venice I Know. Margie Miklas · The Venice … Continued

Visit a Forcola Workshop in Venice

  I’m always in favor of supporting local artisans, and if you want to experience something different, something only found in Venice, visit a forcola workshop. Very few of these woodcarving workshops remain today. Their specialty is to make oars … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day – Venice

  “Far from perfect, this island shaped like a fish entices me, despite today’s numerous issues and infrastructure difficulties that appear to worsen every year. There’s just something special about Venice, making it unique and unlike anywhere else I’ve been.” … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day – Amalfi Coast

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  By geography and topography alone, most Amalfi Coast towns are built into hills and cliffs. This fact necessitates narrow winding roads cut out of the rock and, in some instances, steep staircases to navigate through the towns. Positano definitely … Continued

New Audiobook Release – The Venice I Know

June is National Audiobook Month, and I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book on Italy,  The Venice I Know, is now an audiobook, narrated in my own voice. Click here to listen to a sample narrated in my own … Continued

Exciting News – A New Audiobook

Hi everyone, Since Americans aren’t able to travel to Italy due to the pandemic, as you might expect, I’ve focused on writing, and also, turning several of my books into audiobooks.   And I’m pleased to announce that my multi-award-winning … Continued

New Book Release on Venice Travel

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my newest book, The Venice I Know, dedicated to the resilient people  of Venice, whom I have come to know and love. Ranking as #1 in Venice Travel Guides on Amazon’s Hot New … Continued

The Venice I Know

    My newest book is about Venice, and it’s currently in the editing phase. Despite the fairy-tale-like scenes in Venice portrayed in Hollywood movies, and the romantic photos posted on Instagram, Venice is much more than just another beautiful … Continued

A Cure for Deceit by Margie Miklas Wins Silver Award

  It’s official!  A Cure for Deceit  won a prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA). ANNOUNCED AT the 2020 FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE The Florida Writers Association, Inc., (FWA) has announced that Margie Miklas’ winning entry, A Cure for Deceit, … Continued

The Importance of Family

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Twenty-eight years ago, when I was in graduate school, I wrote a paper about the role my family played in establishing the values I had developed throughout my life.  In going through some old files, I found this paper, and … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day – Venice

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Beneath us is the beautiful Piazza san Marco, and I can also see far beyond it. So many red rooftops create a sea of buildings, and the panoramic views of Venice are more than I could ever hope to see. … Continued

Travel, Writing, Quarantine, and Awards

As you know by now, travel is in my blood, and like many of you, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve had to cancel my plans to go to Italy this year. At this point, without a safe … Continued

My Amalfi Coast Love Affair – Ravello

  One of the gems on the Amalfi Coast is the hilltop town of Ravello. My readers often tell me they wish I included photos in my books. The reason I don’t…photographs typically do not show up well in paperback … Continued

Limoncello – Drink of the Amalfi Coast

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Almost synonymous with the Amalfi Coast is limoncello, the refreshing liqueur, aperitif, and digestivo made from the large lemons grown in Campania. While controversy exists regarding the origins of this popular drink, limoncello prevails as the drink of choice anywhere … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon has ranked as the world’s finest center for glass making since the thirteenth century. Have you been to Murano? I love feedback, so please feel free to share your thoughts. Ciao and … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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  I love watching Antonio, almost fourteen, as he walks arm in arm with his dad in the streets of Sicily. This scene is not one commonly seen in America, which is why I appreciate its meaning. If you are … Continued

New Audiobook ~ My Love Affair with Sicily

I’m pleased to announce that MY LOVE AFFAIR with SICILY is now also available as an audiobook! Available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Narrated by me, you’ll be able to listen to my voice as I recount experiences in this … Continued

Where to Find the Best Pizza in Naples

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  In the trendy neighborhood of Vomero, high above the historic center of Naples, I find Gorizia Pizzeria, the oldest pizzeria in this part of the city. Established by Salvatore Grasso in 1916, this landmark prides itself on creating the … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” – John Steinbeck A jewel of exquisite beauty on the Amalfi Coast Steep streets with endless … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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The view of the town of Maiori from the top of the mountain is magnificent. Life here seems simple, and yet, at the same time, it is difficult. By geography and topography alone, most Amalfi Coast towns are built into … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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Rome’s ancient Coliseum glows at twilight as the sun filters between its open windows. No filters needed here. So many memories from the Eternal City. Longing to return. What is your favorite memory of Rome? I’d love to hear your … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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The stunning Rialto Bridge at night. At the mere mention of Venice this memory floods my senses. An iconic landmark, the oldest bridge in Venice is also one of the most photographed. At night it’s almost magical. Have you experienced … Continued

My Audiobook Has Finally Arrived

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  Attention audiobook lovers! A travel audiobook that captures the allure of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, as Margie Miklas takes us on a journey of personal experiences through storytelling. This audiobook reveals a more personal side of the author, and the … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day – Napoli

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A pasticceria is a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth. I cannot walk past Leopoldo CafeBar without satisfying my craving for dolci in Napoli. A dessert restaurant since 1940, this establishment is named after its founder, Leopoldo  … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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Venice possesses a charisma I can’t resist. These gondolas lined up on the Grand Canal are the universal image of Venice. I wait for the day I can return to La Serenissima. How about you? Have you experienced a gondola … Continued

Italy Photo of the Day

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This photo of the day can be anywhere in Italy, but it happens to be in Portofino. Seeing laundry hanging in Italy makes me smile, as this is so quintessentially Italian. I’m sure you’ve seen similar images in almost every … Continued

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