An American in Italy

Pienza, the small Tuscan village where Pope Pius II lived is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Archeological Museum located in Naples is a “must see” if you are planning to go to Pompeii....

Pompeii, once a city of over 20,000 people of Greek and Etruscan origin, and founded...

Naples is not for the weak of heart or those unwilling to be adventurous! It is raucous, dirty, vivacious,...

IMG_1188 Well, 30 days past pretty quickly and now it’s time for the second step of the limoncello making process.

IMG_0853 I remember the first time I drank Limoncello.

IMG_1204 Today, we are leaving for Salerno. I am reposting this blog from our honeymoon a little over two years ago. Salerno is...

My friend Francesca, cook extraordinario, made this dish for dinner one night.

Mixed Steamed Seafood Warning! Food porn included in this post!

IMG_8011This year, we are back in Castiglioncello! Castiglioncello is easy to reach on the train and it takes a little less than two...

I love to cook, but I don’t like to bake. There are two reasons for this.

Hello Dear Readers, Well, I finally did it. A bucket list item that was on my list since I learned to read many years...

IMG_2278 The Festa di San Giovanni happens every year on June 24th.

IMG_2703 The archeological site in Fiesole includes a Roman amphitheater, spa, temple and a museum.

IMG_0135 While visiting Fiesole some time ago, I ran across this sweet sculpture of the Madonna and Child located in a small courtyard between the...

IMG_2060 It’s always fun to take the number 7 bus from San Marco out of Florence and up the hillside to Fiesole.

IMG_1836 The food in Belgium is right up my alley!

IMG_2008 It’s amazing how you can discover so much about a place in such a short time!

We started our tour of the surrounding hill towns with this tiny floating jewel.

I hadn’t been to Santa Croce in a while although I have it on my top 10 list...

Cascine Park is located on the North side of the Arno, just outside the city walls at Porto al Prato....

I have been to many of the small hill towns outside of Florence, and enjoy taking day trips there. One...

This was my first trip to Montepulciano, even though I have loved the wine from this area for years (Vino Nobile...

On a side trip from Montepulciano, we visited La Foce. This grand estate was originally an inn at the end...

You will find San Miniato al Monte above Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking Florence. It is Florence’s only Romanesque church. I...