Itailan Stories is bringing you chats with artisans in Italy A great way to pracitice your Italian!

Meet several Italian artisans though the efforts of Italian Stories.   You may want to practice your Italian at the same time! From tomorrow 18 April until 24 April we will be live instagram on the profile of Italian Stories, entering the laboratories of 7 amazing artisans who will tell you the secrets, peculiarity and difficultiesContinue reading “Itailan Stories is bringing you chats with artisans in Italy A great way to pracitice your Italian!”

Rome offers Surprises: You just have to search

Basilica di Santa Prassede, Romea photo review of a glittering interior Via di Santa Prassede, 9 I spend my weeks Home to Italy, walking the side streets, neighborhoods, cemeteries and marketsI discover in each part of the city I explore.   Often a small, plain entrance can offer an amazing surprise and on this dayContinue reading “Rome offers Surprises: You just have to search”

Pugatory: a small museum to the Souls in Purgatory

Burned images, one of the exhibits of contact with souls in purgatory Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory    A new addition to on my list of experiences that tourists may never visit Located in the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio a small Roman church just past the Castel Sant’ Angelo is a one room ‘museum’Continue reading “Pugatory: a small museum to the Souls in Purgatory”

Venice: roof top views

Exploring Italian cities, villages and fortified towns     Walking the lanes and streets of charming Italian villages or the larger avenues of major Italian cities, I can experience Italian lifestyle from ground level.  To appreciate the scope of the city and the surrounding countryside you must climb.     While Italian towns usually have a major church, someContinue reading “Venice: roof top views”

Why I can NOT move to Italy……….

Of Course I love Italy, visiting any small town, village or city via train routes. Returning Home to Italy 2 or 3 times a year confirms with each visit, that I must spend time in Italy.  So why can’t I just pack up and move home?   I did this for my first 3 month ‘sabbatical’ inContinue reading “Why I can NOT move to Italy……….”

Venice: What do gondoliers wear on their feet?

What do gondoliers wear on their feet?      When you think of Venice, the first thought may be the iconic gondola ride along the grand canal or on one of the quiet canals traversing the many islands that make up this city.   .  You can enjoy watching the approximate 400  glossy black gondolas silently passing from theContinue reading “Venice: What do gondoliers wear on their feet?”

Italy: Tivoli Villa d’Este in the rain

Traveling does not always have sunny days…………….Often your schedule may not be that flexible or allow you to ‘go another day’.  You may plan a museum day if the forecast is rain unless it is the only day you can visit the famous garden in Tivoli Italy. My day to see Tivoli, after 5 years of saying ‘IContinue reading “Italy: Tivoli Villa d’Este in the rain”

Rome: taking the Green Tube instead of the bus

Not a bus, Not a train:   the Green metal tubes that can take you around Rome without a tourist in sight………………..TRAMS You can find the older green trans outside the Termini station    Rome:  This trip Home to Italy found me at a WWII Nazi interrogation center, Mussolini’s rented home during the war and my firstContinue reading “Rome: taking the Green Tube instead of the bus”

"If you want to know a city book a local with Prontopia"*

Venice   Rome   Florence If you are visiting for the first time,  an independent traveler or returning often, Prontopia can simplify your travel   Use Prontopia to book a local to help eliminate some of the stress of travel Arriving in a new city where you do not speak the language and signs may not alwaysContinue reading “"If you want to know a city book a local with Prontopia"*”

Great news for travelers arriving /leaving from Rome

Great news if you fly to or from Rome, Italy I almost missed this news since I have been traveling for months but if you go Home to Italy via Rome you can now take a direct train to the airport from a few cities without a stop/change in Rome! What is more exciting toContinue reading “Great news for travelers arriving /leaving from Rome”