Time to Leave

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Sunday June 26 At 11:15 I boarded my last train in Italy. It left San Remo and 3 and a half hours later I was in Milano, where I will spend the night before flying home tomorrow. As excited as … Continued

A Day with Annemari in the Hills Above San Remo

Friday June 24 After a wonderful breakfast at the hotel, Tammy and I went to the beach. The hotel has an arrangement with a private beach named Euro Nettuno where we would have access to a sandy beach (yes, real … Continued


June 20 Courmayeur is a ski resort of less that 3000 people near the French and Swiss borders. To arrive here from Geneva, I took a bus to the French border town of Chamonix and from there, a separate small … Continued

Some Thoughts

Thursday June 16 As I sit outside at the Nilus Bar/Paninoteca in Varenna, listening to the gentle waves hitting the shoreline and watching the ferry cross to Bellagio, I realized something I have always known about myself. More than any … Continued

Back in Colle d’Anchise – A Better Day

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I am happy to be back in Colle d’Anchise, and especially to be staying at the comfortable La Piana dei Mulini in the countryside. This morning I had breakfast and then met Signor Michele, the owner, who came and sat … Continued

Driving Along the Amalfi Coast

The drive along Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful anywhere, if you are not the one driving. For a few euros you can take a blue SITA bus from one town to the other, and enjoy the … Continued

First Day in Rome

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May 25 Today we left for Rome, but not before we made one more stop at the post office to mail the ceramics back. Since it was a post office in the village of Colle d’Anchise, the process was much … Continued


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Sunday May 22 This morning “fa tempo brutto,” the weather is ugly, as it was cloudy and raining. Eventually the rain stopped except for a light drizzle on and off and we left for Taormina with umbrellas. As many times … Continued


Saturday May 21 Before we went to the ceramics shop we drove around Caltagirone and had to see La Scalinetta with its 142 steps of hand-painted ceramics. Since it was May, the steps were decorated with flowers creating a beautiful … Continued


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May 19 Catania We left Cesarò and drove to Catania, and had no problems finding our hotel, now that we had the GPS programmed in English. We had great views of Mt Etna from our hotel windows. After a little … Continued

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