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

Inside a Store in Bologna

This photo belongs in the post about unusual things seen in Italy but I couldn’t find it when I wrote that post. I was in a store in Bologna and thought it was so odd that there was a display … 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.

Eating in Italy – Outdoor Trattorias, Restaurants, and More

I don’t pretend to know the difference between trattorias, osterias, restaurants, or cafés in Italy. All I know is that whenever I had the chance I would always choose to eat outside. There is just something about the atmosphere that … Continued

Outdoor Shrines in Italy

In many places throughout Italy I found tiny “shrines” embedded into the old walls, and most of these were of the Virgin Mary. I thought these were really interesting and wondered who had taken the time to build these into … Continued

My Italian Friend Lucia

This is about my young Italian friend Lucia from Brindisi. She is 20 years old and I met her on the bus to Ostuni and then bumped into her again the following day while exploring the town. I was impressed … Continued

Clotheslines and Laundry in Italy

Some of my favorite scenes in Italy are those where the laundry is hanging on the line just outside the house. This is a way of life for most people in Italy and the visual really depicts the culture and … Continued

Language Classes, Writing, Note Cards, Travel Planning and More

Lately I have been exerting much of my energy into several projects and really enjoying them. I have started taking a conversational Italian class with Lori, the same teacher from whom I had taken the Italian grammar classes prior to … Continued

Food in Italy

Everyone knows that the food in Italy is wonderful and of course Italians pride themselves on the preparation of the food and using only the freshest ingredients. I had to photograph some of the terrific food I had in Italy. … Continued

Fruits and Vegetables in Italy

I love the sidewalk fruit and vegetable carts so prevalent in Italy and it doesn’t matter if I am in a small village or in a bigger town. Everything is fresh and the people are so happy to sell their … Continued

Rome Continues to Deal with Snow

Today ANSA, the Italian news agency, reports that parts of Rome got up to 20 inches of snow and they are still dealing with the aftermath of high fuel use and closed roads and offices. Although they are expecting things … Continued

People of Italy

One of the best things about Italy are the Italian people themselves. Even people who aren’t Italian or of Italian descent always say the same things about the Italians. They are warm, passionate and happy people. I loved the people … Continued

Rome’s Colosseum Considers Limiting Visitors

ANSA reports today that the Colosseum is considering limiting the numbers of tourists to 6000 at any one time. Other tourist attractions in Italy have limited visitors, most notably the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where only 30 people are allowed  … 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

Milano Train Station

I have been writing a lot of travel articles about Italy recently for various websites. One of the more recent websites I started to write for is www.beachcomberpete.com. While researching some information on an article I recently submitted but has … Continued

Caltagirone in Sicily-A Photo Montage

Since I have been back home I have stayed busy writing travel articles on different places I visited in Italy, and it makes me feel as though I am there again! Caltagirone will always be one of my most memorable … 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

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

Caltagirone

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

Chianti and Wine

Today I went on a tour to Chianti and it was an amazing experience, one of my favorite ones so far! My hotel arranged for me to join a small group through www.mytours.it and Marco picked me up at 2:00 … Continued

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