An American in Italy

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

Pietrasanta is a tiny town located on the northern coast of Tuscany. It takes about one and a half hours to get there...

Now on display at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna until March 27, there is an incredible Frida Kahlo exhibit.

So many wonderful exhibits, so little time! This Salvador Dali exhibit, Il Sogno del Classico, has been extended at Pisa’s Palazzo Blu until...

Food in Morocco is delicious! Beef is the most eaten meat, although chicken comes close behind. Lamb is also eaten, but for...

The call to prayer woke me every morning before six. It was incredibly haunting and exotic. It seemed to go on for...

I traveled to Tangier from a flight that originated in Bologna and connected in Madrid.

In my exploration of vegetables, I rediscovered Brussel Sprouts. My son had told me last year that he had been...

You might recognize the title from a line in the movie, Young Frankenstein, and it pertains to the same thing here...

Going to Piazzale Michelangelo is always a treat!

I have seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper several times now, but it is always delightful.

When you walk up the stairs from the subway into Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral is breathtaking!

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

The tiny church of Santa Margherita, located on via Santa Margherita just off of Piazza Cimitori is called Dante’s church...

IMG_0099 For my birthday dinner, I wanted seafood.

. The Herbal Amaro is finally ready and I’ve bottled it.

The Asmana Wellness Center is something that I have never experienced before, and it is incredible.

Of course you know the Clementine orange, that delightful small fruit that is available at Christmas time due to the ripening...

In just a few short weeks, the Art History Course, Masterpieces and Monuments will start up again. It’s one of the things that make the winter months wonderful in Florence. Enjoying...

Cavolo Nero, or Black Cabbage, a vegetable similar to Kale in the USA and is my latest vegetable find and gastronomic...

Coop and Media World are life savers for shopping in Florence.

The Herbal Amaro (recipe located here) is now resting in the second stage.

The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, located on via della Scala, behind the church cloister, is a piece of heaven on earth.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, like those all over the world is a five star, elegant, and incredibly expensive place to stay located...

Florence at Christmas time is magical.