Tag Archives: Italy

Lola’s Italian Cousins and A Marathon

Of the many special things we enjoy during our vacation in Italy each November, one of our favorites is attending the Florence Marathon and cheering on the runners who are brave enough (and so fit!) to run that race. Having met several … Continue reading

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Graduation Festivities

You know how some days just work out really well? We experienced one of those days at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine in Lucca, Italy. Lucky for us, we arrived at our cooking class to learn it was a … Continue reading

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Fiats Abound in Viareggio, Italy

Everywhere you turn in Italy, there seems to be a Fiat. Not the new, shiny ones advertised by Charlie Sheen and a super model. But the really cool, old, well used and well loved ones. Fiats with character and a … Continue reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!! To Italy, That Is

The day is very near – yes, we leave for our Thanksgiving Holiday in Italy on Thursday. So, today will be a “one picture” kinda day for me, as packing must be completed. Like Santa, I’ll be checking that list twice! … Continue reading

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Visiting Viareggio

Viareggio is a beautiful seaside town on the west coast of Italy, a simple train ride from Pisa – and well worth the visit. Last May, we decided to check out the town during the week, since the weekend is … Continue reading

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Genoa’s Food Market – I Think It’s Love…

For some odd reason, I somehow missed the giant-sized food emporium market in Genoa, Italy on our previous visits. “How dare let that happen”, you ask?!?! Well, we are just not quite sure…..must have been so jet lagged that our sense of … Continue reading

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Artists Hit The Streets

One of the most fascinating things you see in Florence, Italy is the art students creating beautiful chalk drawings on the streets. Literally, ON the street. As in, they bring their chalk, a picture of whatever they will draw that … Continue reading

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High Heels and Cobblestones

It is in total fascination that I wonder out loud – “Just exactly how DO They DO This?”……. whenever the women of Italy come out for their evening stroll and “walk” to dinner. The skill, finesse, balance, grace, and ease…obviously, … Continue reading

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Italy’s Market Pictures Make Me Hungry

I should NEVER work on blog photos when it’s lunch time, cause THIS is the kind of post you are then subjected to – Food, Food, and MORE Food….Here are scenes from Mercado Centrale in Florence, Italy. All fresh, local, … Continue reading

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“Tempting Tuscany” Thursday

Still travelling (for work) and wishing I was in Italy, in time for the wine harvest, and all of the great fall foods, the gathering of chestnuts, and of course, olive oil. Soon, we’ll be visiting Italy in November, and I so look … Continue reading

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