An American in Italy

img_9701 This is definitely one of the hidden treasures in Venice. Located in a small private piazza close to Campo Manin, you will definitely...

img_9724 La Fenice is one of the most famous and renowned opera houses in Italy and is located in Venice not too far from San...

img_9677 Saint Mark’s Basilica is the most famous church in Venice.

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

IMG_4250 The Venice Biennale is held every two years on odd numbered years, in Venice at the Arsenale and Giardino and in a variety of...

IMG_4154 Venice is a marvel!

IMG_4160 This is one of the most beautiful and romantic bridges in Venice, the Bridge of Sighs or, in Italian, Ponte dei Sospiri.

IMG_4174 I have been to Venice many, many times now and there is so much more to it than the typical tourist sights of San...

IMG_3662 Venice is not an easy day trip. The trains for the return trip to Florence leave much too early, not allowing a lot...

IMG_4850 Since 2007 this has been one of my favorite museums in Venice, in Italy and the world!

IMG_4817 Today Torcello is home to a few gardeners and fisherman, but it has an antique and rich history.

Some of the most famous islands around Venice are Murano, Burano, and Torcello. We visited them all in one day, so, if you start early, it’s not a problem. They are...

IMG_4879 One of the best things about living in Italy is being able to visit cities repeatedly and learn more and more about them.

50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go, is a new book by Susan Van Allen!

If you haven’t seen this movie, starring Katharine Hepburn and dating back to 1955, you should set aside a couple of hours and do it!

IMG_9278 This little hotel I found on www.booking.com. It has a fabulous location and I got a fabulous price at 45 euro per...

IMG_9399 The Palazzo Ducale is located in San Marco and was the place where the Doge’s of Venezia lived from 697 until 1797. There...

IMG_9357I love to visit the markets in a city. I think it is one of the best and fastest ways to really understand...

Rialto Bridge, Venice My favorite guidebooks are The Eyewitness Top 10 books. This time when we went to Venice, I bought it and carried...

One of my favorite things in Venice is the Peggy Guggenheim...

This was my first trip to Venice in the dead of winter, and I found it equally as charming, although a...

This week I started school to obtain my certification for teaching English. This certification is known worldwide and there are...

I took my first trip outside of Florence this week when friends came into town to visit. We started the...