Category: Italy

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You can fly to Italy for $400

I have paid a lot to travel to Italy and I have also gotten some reasonable fares.  Recently I subscribed to a site called Scott’s Cheap Flights.  There is a free version and a paid version.  I got an email last week and found a Euro sale. I looked at Milan for $400 and thought this was a bargain.      I then went … Read More You can fly to Italy for $400

BIKING THE HILLS OF TUSCANY

In October of 2015 I did a bike tour of the Tuscan hills. Besides being a physical challenge, it was one of my best trips to Italy. Watch the video, words can not do the trip justice. Vermont Bike Tours provided great guides and wonderful accomodations. Some of the many photos I took are If you like Italy and Toscana, plus some great food, … Read More BIKING THE HILLS OF TUSCANY

An unexpected find: THE CHURCH OF SANTA BARBARA DEI LIBRAI, Rome

While wandering the far end of the Campo dei Fiore and came upon Largo dei Librai, a small dead end street. But it was not a dead end, it was the beginning of a great find. With children kicking a soccer ball in front I came upon the  THE CHURCH OF SANTA BARBARA DEI LIBRAI.       This tiny church is located on … Read More An unexpected find: THE CHURCH OF SANTA BARBARA DEI LIBRAI, Rome

SALUMERIA AND OTHER FOOD BONANZAS

A salumeria is traditionally meat and sausages (salsiccia) are sold at the butcher and other meat products are sold at the salumeria. In more recent times, salumerie often sell various products including cheeses, eggs, pastas and ready-to-eat antipasti. These shops are spotless works of art! Amazing. Just like the Boars Head Provisions in the US, this little shop has it on the wall. Norcineriaviola in the Campo … Read More SALUMERIA AND OTHER FOOD BONANZAS

Crazy and Interesting Italian T Shirts

The crazy and  different Italian T Shirt  fad, During our seven week travel through Sicily and Italy it was impossible not  to see how many shops had T Shirts, but with English language text and a bit of profanity.  I amazed that anyone would really want to wear this, but they sell them. Some of the others were even more outlandish.   OK we … Read More Crazy and Interesting Italian T Shirts

Climbing Up To The Cupola Of St. Peters Basllica, Vatican City

No matter how you decide to go, you will get a lot of exercise. Option one is to climb the entire 551 steps to the top. Option two ( my choice) you cut the trip down to 320 steps. Most people took the elevator to the 320 step route. Hours are from 08:00 – 17:00   from October to March 31st.  From April to … Read More Climbing Up To The Cupola Of St. Peters Basllica, Vatican City

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