Category Archives: Italy

Sede Vacante: Benny Retires to Castel Gandolfo

No government. No pope.  Everything is just chugging right along here in Rome. I don’t know how you could have possibly missed this news item, but- the pope retired.  I will leave the analysis of this nearly unprecedented act to those who know their history, like Tiffany. To summarize: Pope: Bye. Rome: You’ll be with […]

Why to Visit Pitigliano: Tuscany’s City Built of Tufo

Pitigliano is a town in Tuscany’s Maremma region that seems to grow spectacularly out of the cliff on to which it is built. The buildings, and the rocky crag for that matter, are all made of tufo or tuff rock. Pitigliano is a major destination in its own right, but it is also perfectly located to […]

Saturnia Hot Springs

After a great lunch in Sovana, we had earned a little R&R.  We piled back into our cinque cento, clown car style, and set off for the nearby village of Saturnia. Exploring another Tuscan town was not the priority. Instead, we were on the hunt for thermal hot springs. The Saturnia hot springs are in […]