Category Archives: Explore Italy

How to Get Fat in Naples

I am that girl, and I am not ashamed. I am that girl who brought a tupperware to Naples in my purse because I wanted to stuff myself with pizza and pastries, but obviously I was not going to waste any food should (God forbid) I get full. Don’t worry, one day in Naples is plenty […]

Exploring Offida, Italy

I’m not going to pretend like I never curl up in bed and watch pirated Netflix for hours and hours, because I absolutely do.  But my #1 guilty pleasure is taking a weekday off to go exploring small Italian hamlets.  Cobblestones, towers, crypts and general small-townyness — Offida fits the bill perfectly. With only one thing on […]

Escape to a Tuscan Villa

The house is in shambles. I ping pong from one project to the next, dropping whatever I am doing as soon as I notice a potentially more pressing task sitting across the room. Nothing is done. Everything is everywhere. We are moving. Again. It’s a happy move. It’s an impulsive move. A move undertaken due […]

Pietrasanta: A Weekend in Tuscany

Roman rain is dreary in January, which is why we escaped to slightly-warmer Spain over the weekend. The Barcelona jaunt was short lived and being back in the land of unpredictable downpours and unreliable transport has me longing for summer in Tuscany. Rome is photogenic if you get below its chaotic facade, but Tuscany is […]

Exploring Tuscany: Bagno Vignoni

I love November in Tuscany. November in Tuscany is cozy. It means olio nuovo, which is one of things I can’t live without! The days can be rainy, or they can be surprisingly sunny, though always with a chill that nips straight through and makes you long for hearty soups and evenings by the fire. […]