An American in Italy

img_8821 We took a bus trip outside the city to visit the Mon Repos Villa and a tiny floating monastery.

img_8772 I love to visit places where food and wine are an integral part of their culture.

img_8778 Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands and lies in the Ionian Sea, just off the coast of Italy, Greece and across from Albania....

IMG_1621 South of Delphi and north of Athens lies the Unesco World Heritage site of Hosios Loukas, a historic walled monastery just outside of the...

IMG_1543 They say that Delphi is only 2 ½ hours away from Athens, but it took us much, much longer on our scenic drive. ...

IMG_1285 Eating and drinking in Greece is fabulous!

IMG_1321 The Acropolis of Athens has been on my list for a long time.

IMG_1183 We ventured out for a day by the sea and traveled down the Attica coast to the southernmost point at Cape Sounio.

Another great find from The complete book of Greek cooking by Rena Salaman and Jan Cutler.

While I was in Greece, we ate this wonderful dish, that I decided to try at home.

Located in the Peloponnese, and a part of the municipality of Sparta, Mystras is a fortified town founded in 1249...

While visiting the Peloponnese, we took a trip to Olympia, site of the original Olympic games in classical times.

The food in Greece is fantastic! Most meals are served family style which makes it great when you...

This trip to Greece was “off the beaten path”, sometimes by plan and others due to our GPS!