An American in Italy

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.

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....

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

Ponte Santa Trinita is the bridge located to the West of the Ponte Vecchio. This bridge was designed by Michelangelo,...

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

The American Consulate is in a huge and beautiful palazzo on the banks of the Arno at Lungarno Amerigo...

I held the first presentation of my new book, The Life I Imagined, at VinOutlet located at Borgo Ognissanti, 70R in Florence.

IMG_2369 On October 19th the Gigante dell’ Appennino was made available for the public viewing after 3 years of restoration!

DSCN9489 The Rose Garden at Piazzale Michelangelo is a delight at any time of the year, but in the Spring and early summer when the...

The Iris Garden is opened this year from April 25-May 20.

Several of my friends have insisted that I should visit this sale, even though I...

Since the sunsets still haven’t lined up with the river, I decided to change my position from my perch on Ponte...

On Easter morning, I was awakened by the sound of not so distant drums! At 9:00 a.m., the...

These specific Easter goodies are from Ballerini, which I have spoken of previously.

Everything is in bloom in Florence!

Spring and Summer are wonderful times to visit all of the gardens in Florence. The Bardini Gardens, located at via...

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

Porcellino is the Italian word for piglet, yet it refers to a large bronze statute of a wild boar located in...

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

When I was 10, if you asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said a writer.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era.

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

These are cheap and delicious.