An American in Italy

Castello di Verrazzano is one of the most famous in the Chianti region.

Located on Piazza della Republicca, to the left if you are facing the great arch, is Giubbe Rosse.

Ok. I am ready to commit to my favorite place for gelato. It’s La Carraia!

This is my latest restaurant find!

As bad as I hate to include this on my blog, I will because amazingly enough,...

The aperitivo, Italy’s wonderful happy hour-like, drink with buffet, doesn’t get much better than at Kitsch.

This place is one of my favorite for an appertivo. The drinks are priced at 6-7 euro and include a...

IMG_0099 For my birthday dinner, I wanted seafood.

img_9410 Since 1906 Antica Birreria Peroni has been serving delicious food, and especially beer!

Rialto Bridge, Venice Recently I was asked to contribute to an article by GoEuro. Read the full text here to get ready for...

img_8708 I had the chance to visit Bassano del Grappa and my son, who was there for work.

img_8671 I’m so excited about this new bar/restaurant just across the Amerigo Vespucci bridge in San Frediano.

img_8367 We definitely had our “beach fix” this summer at Castiglioncello, but in August, when most folks are at the beach, we like to head...

img_8639 When we returned to Florence, we went straight to Piazzale Michelangelo and found a new restaurant/bar called Flower (For Living On a Wonderful Ecological...

IMG_8177 This summer friends invited us to visit them in an apartment they rented in the small village of Tereglio in the Garfagna region, north...

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

IMG_8056 Certaldo is a medieval town in Tuscany, which you can reach in about 50 minutes by train from Florence.

IMG_8044 I can never let too much time pass without writing about Piazzale Michelangelo.

IMG_7833 We have a new favorite restaurant located not too far from our house. It is Ristorante La Spada at via della Spada 62r.

IMG_7700On the San Frediano side (Oltrarno, east of the Ponte Vecchio), there is a lovely bar by the river.

IMG_1905 Now that summer is here I am back to my almost daily dose of gelato.

IMG_6782 The winery of Capezzana has produced wine in Carmignano, just outside of Prato for over 3000 years.

IMG_6565 On a recent visit with a friend to visit her friends and family in Southwest England, we came upon this English Mansion, Athelhampton, which...

photo from pininterest Sostanza or “Il Troia” as it is known, is just around the corner in my neighborhood.

IMG_5939 Recently, we went to Arezzo. I’ve been there many times before but we specifically went to see the Antique Market that takes place...