November 15, 2014


Giotto In Lucca

Walking around Lucca I noticed several signs announcing a Giotto mostra (exhibition). Giotto (1266-1337) was a Florentine painter who is considered to be the first in a long line of artists to contribute to the Italian Renaissance. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to view the works of Giotto in a setting that […]

November 12, 2014

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Mortadella Mousse

You have to love mortadella to love this dish. I do and so does my sister S. so this post is for her. I never even heard of mortadella mousse until we dined at Al Sangiovese in Bologna. Located just a few doors down from Hotel Porta San Mamolo, this small eatery run by a […]

November 9, 2014


La Pace Del Pelato-Rome

Have I mentioned that Rome at the end of October seemed more like the middle of July? I haven’t actually been to Italy in the summer, but I imagine that it’s hot and crowded and that’s exactly what we experienced last week. I found myself trying to wade through the crowds around Piazza Navona on […]

November 5, 2014


Pizzaria Emma-Rome

Thanks to Katie Parla we found this pizzeria on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Rome. Rather than wandering around aimlessly and trying to decide where to eat, I went right to Parla Food for a recommendation on pizza. There are countless opportunities to eat pizza in Rome, be it the thicker style that’s made in […]

October 27, 2014


My Navona-Roma

Rome is such a big city with so many choices for lodging and meals. It can be a little overwhelming and even if you’re not much of a planner, unless you’ve spent a lot of time in this city it pays to give some forethought to your trip. Months ago when I started dreaming about […]


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