Category Archives: Italy

Italy for Easter: Pasqua con chi vuoi

There’s a saying in Italy: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi! Which in English basically means: Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want! One of the great things about living in the center of the Catholic universe is a four-day Easter weekend.  And with no family obligations, we skipped town and […]

Day trip from Rome: Naples

I love Naples. Sometimes Rome pretends to be a little fancy-pants, when it is in fact a little bit insane.  There is none of that in Naples. Naples is straight-up unapologetic, in-your-face chaos. I was in Naples this time last year, on Palm Sunday, and it seemed to be a free for all.  The shops […]

Day Trip: From Rome to Pisa

Let me start out by saying that most people would not try to do Pisa in one day from Rome.  Luckily, we are not most people and were crazy enough to catch the 6:15 am Sunday train to Pisa. One good thing about taking a four-hour train ride at 6:15 on Sunday morning is that […]

Ridiculous Italian Underwear

Every time I walk by an Initimissimi, I slow down. It’s hard not to! There are revolving mannequin torsos spinning at a tantalizing speed, showcasing the latest in Italian lingerie. But really, I’m interested in the men’s options.  They are hilariously inappropriate and featured front and center. For more underwear click here.