Tag Archives: Siena

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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An Evening in Siena – Book Excerpt (Audio)

In 2011 I went to Italy for three months as a solo traveler. That adventure is detailed in my first book, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My  Love Affair with Italy.  During that trip I stayed in Siena for … Continue reading

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A Fountain of Joy in Siena

If you have been to Siena you couldn’t miss seeing the famous  Fonte Gaia or Fountain of Joy on the high side of Piazza del Campo. This fifteeenth-century white marble sculpted fountain and pool is one of a few medieval … Continue reading

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Movies Filmed in Italy

Italy has long been famous as a favorite filming location for Hollywood movie makers. I love movies and am particularly interested in the behind the scenes information and shooting locations.  When I can recognize places I have been in Italy … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Solo Traveler Hits #15 in Amazon Kindle Solo Travel Category

I want to say thank you to anyone who has bought my book, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy. It has hit the #15 spot on the Amazon Kindle solo travel category. The numbers update … Continue reading

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Photos – Food and Restaurants in Italy

I keep hearing that the photos of the food in Italy are everybody’s favorites,  so here are a few more plus some shots of some of my favorite kinds of places to eat in Italy – outdoor restaurants. Enjoy! I … Continue reading

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First in a Series of 3 Photo Books is Finally Completed

At the expense of putting my book on hold for the past week or so, I have finally completed one of my other projects. I am publishing a series of three photos books through Blurb.com featuring the photos I shot … Continue reading

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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.

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Interesting Things I’ve Seen in Italy and Nowhere Else

After reviewing some of the tens of thousands of photos I have taken in Italy I found some that are very interesting. What prompted me to take each of these photos is that I had never seen anything like them … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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