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Category: Italy

ASSISI: A JEWEL IN UMBRIA

Perched upon a hilltop in Central Italy, Assisi is visually stunning and culturally rich. A trip to Italy is not complete without a pilgrimage to this gem in Umbria. It was this stunning Umbrian town that caused me to fall madly and deeply in love with Italy. Assisi is best…

IN SEARCH OF GELATO AND ART – FLORENCE, ITALY

I have a secret. When I first told my friends I was headed to Florence, I told them I was going for the art. That was not completely true. On the contrary, the real truth was more primal. You see…I have a love affair with Florentine gelato. I don…

ALL ROADS DID LEAD TO ROME

Built circa 312 BC, the Appian Way was the largest, widest, and fastest road of its time. And where did it go? Why Rome of course! For hundreds of years, the Appian Way connected two great civilizations via the port of Brindisi, which was the gateway to Greece. Today, the…

ORVIETO: THE JEWEL OF UMBRIA

Perched proudly on a tufa pedestal, Orvieto is not afraid to flaunt its beauty to anyone who visits. We, of course, were easily won over by this Umbrian Jewel. Orvieto, an easy day trip from Rome or Florence, offers those who willingly surrender to its charm a view of Italian…

CAPRI – AN EASY DAY TRIP FROM SORRENTO, ITALY

I’m not sure when I fell in love with the idea of traveling to Capri. It most likely occurred after watching the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, starring Diane Lane. Or, it could have been after the movie, Only You, featuring a youthful Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr…