Italy Photo of the Day

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One of the most beautiful places on Italy’s Ligurian coast is the village of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre. Seen from above, this view of Vernazza, with its pastel houses lining the marina, can be a postcard. Have you been … Continued

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 … Continued

Italy Pics

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Italy is a photographer’s dream destination. I love to take photos and each time I travel there I take thousands, this time it was 6000. Thanks to digital cameras and smartphones, it’s not so difficult. After I return home, I … Continued

Contest Results and Winner Announced

As promised after 5pm today I would post the results of the photo locations and announce the winner of the contest, who will receive an autographed copy of “Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy.” One … Continued

Writing Writing Writing

In the past few days I have made a lot of progress on my book since I decided to focus on it, and I sat down to write whenever I had the chance. One of the great things for me … Continued

Travel in Italy – Latest Cinque Terre Photos – Vernazza

Cinque Terre doesn’t need words to describe it as the photos say it all. It is a beautiful place in Italy. I took these photos on May 10, 2012 in Vernazza, which suffered the most damage from the October 25 … Continued

Travel in Italy – Cinque Terre

Thursday May 10 The ship docked in Livorno this morning and Sue and I are both taking a tour to the Cinque Terre. I am very impressed with the efficiency of the cruise ship personnel in organizing the tours and … Continued

Back from Italy

After almost 3 weeks in Italy I am back home in Florida. I had a great time and it went by fast since I was on the go so much. There was not much free time for writing or editing … Continued

Travel Planning for Italy

Mt Etna in Sicily erupted again this week and if you’re keeping track, this is the 7th time this year and the 3rd time this month. One week from today I am leaving for Italy and plan to go to … Continued

Cinque Terre Update and News

I am so looking forward to returning to Cinque Terre in a few weeks as it is one of the most beautiful coastline areas in the world. I was lucky enough to be there for the first time last May, … Continued

Transportation Modes in Italy

Aside from walking there are various modes of transportation in Italy and I have used all of them except the bikes and motorcycles. Since Italy is a peninsula and has 4712 miles of coastline, boats are a common transportation mode.

Clock Towers in Italy

Almost every town in Italy has a clock tower and in many cases these tall monuments become landmarks of those  towns. In some cases they are tourist attractions and visitors line up to climb to the top to take advantage … Continued

Cinque Terre News and Latest Vernazza Update

I am always interested in the latest updates about the recovery of the beautiful village of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre and the non-profit organization, Save Vernazza has issued this latest report. After reading this I know that it will … Continued

Italy Travel Planning and Boutiques

I have been getting ready to go to Italy again soon and since part of the trip includes a  Med cruise I have been spending a lot of time on the Cruise Critic message boards. They are a great source … Continued

Flowers in Italy

Italians love flowers and they are everywhere especially in the springtime. San Remo is known as the City of Flowers and even has a famous festival to celebrate flowers. My favorites are the flower boxes with the brilliant colorful blooms.

Snowstorm in Italy

Italy has had its share of disasters in the past few months beginning with the flooding in the Cinque Terre last fall, then the Costa Concordia cruise ship sinking, and now the biggest snowstorm in over two decades. Rome and … Continued

Save Vernazza Website Accepting Donations Through PayPal

Save Vernazza is now accepting donations through PayPal to help restore this beautiful town after the torrential flooding from last month. The website has updates on the latest news for cleanups in Vernazza and a video shows what progress is … Continued

Levanto Hosts World Surfing Championships

When I visited the Cinque Terre in May with my brother Rick and my sister-in-law Monica, we stayed at Levanto and used it as a base while touring the Cinque Terre. We loved the town because of its family atmosphere. … Continued

Italy Continues to Deal with Weather Disasters

As bad as the news of the last week has been for Cinque Terre and other small towns in Liguria, the torrential rains from last Friday and subsequent flooding have caused more havoc in Genoa, Italy’s chief seaport, where seven … Continued

Cinque Terre Latest News – Vernazza and Monterosso Evacuated

As more rain is anticipated in the Cinque Terre, it has been reported that Vernazza and Monterosso have been completely evacuated, and only the military are in Vernazza for now. Every time I read more stories I feel so much … Continued

Cinque Terre – Video News Reports

I hate to keep writing about this devastation in the Ligurian region of Italy, but these video reports by news agencies are now becoming more available, and as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This video … Continued

Latest News and More Photos from Cinque Terre

Based on a news story on an Italian website in La Spezia, the storm is being called the “Flood from Hell” and the photos posted clearly reinforce that expression. The death toll has now risen to 9, although not all … Continued

Cinque Terre in Italy Devastated from Torrential Rain and Flooding

I am so saddened to read of the devastation in the Cinque Terre towns of Vernazza and Monterosso from the torrential rains and flooding. The area is so beautiful and I especially loved walking around Monterosso with my brother and … Continued

Margie in Italy
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