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Italy off the beaten track: A seven week itinerary

Italy off the beaten track: A seven week itinerary

May 19, 2010

How would you spend your time if you had seven weeks to travel in Italy? My husband and I had that opportunity before we moved from Milan to the USA, and because I get the “what should I see in Italy”…

Five spectacular Capri hiking paths

Five spectacular Capri hiking paths

January 25, 2010

Capri is a walker’s paradise, full of incredible views and scenery, so here are five spectacular Capri hiking routes. Wear proper shoes, and long socks or long pants so your legs don’t get scratched. Don’t forget to bring a hat,…

Unique Rock Formations In Italy

Unique Rock Formations In Italy

September 28, 2009

My favorite rock from Italy is the one I got set at Scavia after my husband proposed on our terrace in Milan. But actually this post is about some very unique and (mostly) natural rock formations worth visiting. Bonus: they’re free,…

L’Aquila Italy: the Fountain of the 99 Spouts

L’Aquila Italy: the Fountain of the 99 Spouts

September 14, 2009

Fountains in Italy are a destination unto themselves. Perfect for a city scavenger hunt for the kids (or the kid in in anyone); a free, always-open and in situ work of art; and ideal for splashing yourself (not necessarily splashing…

The Amalfi Coast: a fantastic 4 day itinerary

The Amalfi Coast: a fantastic 4 day itinerary

May 18, 2009

How much time do I need to see the Amalfi Coast? …. is a question I get all the time. It depends on your interests and travel pace, of course, but here are five things I would definitely include in an…

What to see in Naples, Italy’s most Italian city

What to see in Naples, Italy’s most Italian city

April 20, 2009

Visit Naples to see first-hand where the Italian expression “che sceneggiata Napoletana!”, or “What a Neapolitan drama!” comes from. Naples is often described as vibrant or colorful, its people expressive and passionate, its street life gritty. It’s an ideal off-the-beaten-track…

What to do on Ischia island

What to do on Ischia island

September 24, 2008

The island of Capri is pretty well-known. But less well-known to foreign tourists is the island of Ischia, less than an hour by boat from Naples, and equally worthwhile. Take my recommendations below for what to do on Ischia island. Natural Hot Springs Ischia…

The best way to visit Pompeii: 5 tips

The best way to visit Pompeii: 5 tips

September 21, 2008

The excavated archaeological site of Pompeii is unlike anything you’ll ever see. Yes, you should visit! But the site gets 3 million annual visitors, so we have some tips to help you make the most out of your visit. What’s…

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