going home to Italy every year is something I look forward to every year.I always visit Florence, the city that convinced me to return for a semester abroad while at Syracuse University. As all college students I had gone through the shock of moving away to a town where I knew almost no one, butContinue reading “Now that I no longer take vacations, I have adventures!”
Author Archives: Lee Laurino
Ron Knows Rome
From a previous post at ItalianAmeriangoingHome I try to fly in or out of Rome on every trip Home To Italy. There is so much to see, you could visit every year and never see it all! It would be a dream to have an apartment in the center of Rome and wake early andContinue reading “Ron Knows Rome”
Tell Rick Steves you need more than 3 pairs of underwear on a trip!
I love Rick Steves and take his books with me when I travel to Italy. But I have to tell Rick that you NEED more than 3 pairs of underwear on a trip longer than a week! I packed carefully for my most recent trip Home To Italy this October. Everything coordinated and everything couldContinue reading “Tell Rick Steves you need more than 3 pairs of underwear on a trip!”
Artist in Sorrento
While traveling to visit my family’s village in Petina Italy this October, I stopped in Sorrento . After spending 3 months there on a sabbatical 2 years ago it was difficult to return. This is a small city with a truly small town heart. I walked all the streets I remembered, noting the stores orContinue reading “Artist in Sorrento”
Do you take fewer trips so that you can go first class?
Would one trip at first class hotels and good restaurants be better than taking MORE or LONGER trips and spending much less on hotels and food? An interesting comparison. What do you think? http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/TPtiO
NO MORE BEACH VACATIONS! Now I have time for TRAVEL
Once I stopped taking trips to beach locations, I found much more time to visit other cities in the USA and other countries. Since many American only have 2 or maybe 3 weeks vacation a YEAR (those that still have jobs) it is difficult to juggle how to spend the few free days you haveContinue reading “NO MORE BEACH VACATIONS! Now I have time for TRAVEL”
BIG storm at sea
Finding and Visiting Our Family Village
I have threatened my family that I was going to find and visit Petina for the past 3 years. Other relatives have visited by car, but I had hoped to take the train and taxi to this small town.Little did I know that there IS NOT TRAIN OR TAXI. You can take the bus fromContinue reading “Finding and Visiting Our Family Village”
Even nuns have a bad day sometimes…..
I am traveling in Italy for 30 days and this is not a glamor trip. While doing several other projects, see other posts, I am trying to see if I can do Italy on 100 a day. NO not 100 dollars, 100 euors and it is difficult. So I am staying in convent hotels inContinue reading “Even nuns have a bad day sometimes…..”
The bus in Italy hates me…..
NEVER take the bus!! i have written about riding the bus to Fiuggi with 25 teenagersI have taken the bus to Fiesole but that was the end of the route and i could not get lost, but i have been left in a small town during the FOUR hour lunch hour because the bus didContinue reading “The bus in Italy hates me…..”