October 4, 2018

Sorrento, a town that's practically a terrace on the sea, and where it's easy to linger

Luciano Pavarotti passionately belted out "Torna a Surriento" for many an audience. But even...

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October 3, 2018

Venice international architecture show revolves around intriguing concept of "free space"

Think contemporary architecture, and images of skyscrapers or bridges or futuristic-looking homes...

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May 31, 2018

Ceramics are an Italian art form that's dear to Italians' Identity

For many Italians, ceramic decorations like vases, bowls, plates and even umbrella holders are a...

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May 31, 2018

Western Sicily offers tastes of many civilizations that left their mark -- and their cuisine's traditions -- on the island

If you don't make it in time for this summer's street food festival in Trapani, a Sicilian port...

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May 31, 2018

From Boar to Bufala - Gladiator Glories to Royal Remainders

All worth sampling in the Campania region Less than an hour north of the chaotic and vibrant...

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Detail view of Neptune fountain in the Boboli Gardens, Florence
April 9, 2018

A Medici Garden Tour in Florence

A client recently asked me to organize a full day tour of gardens in Florence and in the immediate...

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Glimpse into Michelangelo's paintings at Palazzo Buonarroti, Florence
March 27, 2018

Michelangelo Gems Many Won't See

Buonarroti palazzo in Florence is home to some Michelangelo gems many won't see. If you're feeling...

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Two glass of red wine toasting with Lake Como in the background
March 27, 2018

Accolades for Lake Como Abound

"The Lake of Dreams." "The Looking Glass of Venus." "The Coast of the Divas." Accolades abound for...

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Statues line the border of Prato della Valle in Padua, Italy
March 27, 2018

Ancient Padua offers a wealth of precious frescoes that helped define Italy's & Europe's artistic achievements

For excellence in fresco art, Padua, one of the country's most ancient cities, will enthrall and...

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View of complex of shops and buildings at Trajan's Market in Rome
March 26, 2018

Celebrating Trajan: Rome fetes emperor's anniversary with an impressive exhibition

Anniversaries are fitting occasions to review a life, and Rome is doing exactly that with a...

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