It’s been a long week. Sitting in an office can be pretty difficult when you know that sunsets like these are happening just a few miles down the road. It makes you want to get on a plane/train/car and head to Tuscany. Where the sky turns orange, red and pink in turn. And the changing […]
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Does L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples Live Up to the Hype?
My first few months of living in Italy were confusing. I had just left my career and my home. I did not speak the language. I met the man who would eventually become my husband, but I had no idea if he even liked me at that point. I had never spent Christmas away from […]
Gorgeous streets and good eats in a Tuscan village.
I have to admit, I didn’t take it real well when our plans to go truffle hunting in Le Marche fell through because of rainy weather. We ended up having a local adventure, but I wanted to eat truffles, dammit. So when the first day of spring arrived with sunshine, we headed out to the hills […]
As much as I love to plan, life sometimes gets in the way. That is how a recent weekend away in Florence turned into a day trip. Luckily, Florence is an easy day trip from Rome. Just 1.5 hours away by (fast) train, the city is accessible if you are craving a break from Rome, or […]
How to spend 24 hours in Torino, an Italian city that never stops moving.
On the train back to Rome, we were covered in orange juice. It had soaked our jeans and it was in our shoes. We were still processing what exactly had just happened. We survived our first Carnevale d’Ivrea. The plan came into being rather quickly and it started with a link. Five crazy Italian festivals […]
We left Spello in a hurry. Rain clouds were hovering and the final stretch of road back to Rome was filling with Sunday traffic. But it only took a short amount of time to be totally enchanted by the small Umbrian town. Located a 2 hour drive north east of Rome, Spello is one of […]