Among my very favorite things to do while in bella Italia is to visit the wineries. As one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, some of the very best come from Italy. Italy supplies nearly one-third of the global wine production. In… Read More ›
Rugged cliffs, turquoise waters, and pastel seaside villages make up the dramatic scenery of the Italian Riviera. Poised to please the senses, it’s sure to accommodate any time of the year, especially during those warm summer months. I’ve included a… 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 ›
I descended 60 feet below Rome’s surface into a mysterious past I knew little about… Standing outside of the ancient Basilica of San Clemente, named after Rome’s third pope, hardly drew my attention. I had approached it from the side by… 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 ›