It was fifteen years ago that I first visited bella Italia. One of my best memories from that trip was standing in a huge Tuscan sunflower field. We had rented a car and decided to cruise through the countryside. It was… Read More ›
Filippo Brunelleschi was not a trained architect. He was a genius…..
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― St. Francis of Assisi The flood of 1966 in Florence devastated millions of art masterpieces and rare books. The Franciscan Basilica of Santa Croce… Read More ›
Jewish artichokes are a delicacy I was eager to try while in Rome. I’ve heard them described as delicate chrysanthemum-shaped with a crispy, salt-kissed taste. I knew I just had to try one given the opportunity. They are a big attraction in the… Read More ›
Did you know that Italy’s borders encompass two separate, independent countries? Most people are familiar with Vatican City as being one of them, but the other has escaped my attention until just recently. Because of my curious nature, I did… Read More ›