An American in Italy

You might have read on an earlier blog entry about my visit to the English cemetery and the...

These are cheap and delicious.

Fiesole is a short ride from Florence on bus No. 7.

I visited Fiesole again one Spring afternoon to enjoy a bottle of wine at the overlook high above Florence.

Spring has come to Florence! Of course the calendar marks it, and the spring winds are blowing, the temperatures rising,...

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

Just down the street from me is a Pescheria (Fish Market)!

With the warm weather, my thoughts turn to the wonderful ingredients of Spring, like fresh basil and...

Spring, oh Spring!

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

Bicycles in Italy are a way of life.

This is my latest restaurant find!

If it seems like I write about the Bargello every time you turn around, well that is just...

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

When I lived in the States, I was a Starbucks fan….I guess that was before I got used to having really...

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...

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...