Tag Archives: Italy

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MAN: Stand Back If You See Me Coming Your Way

Some people have been known to suggest that I am a bit clumsy. I believe the word “klutz” has been used on more than one occasion. As for me, I have a different take on this: I tend to move … Continue reading

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AN ITALIAN EVENING: What’s not to love?

A mild, late-September evening in Grottaferrata.  From the ramparts of the great medieval abbey your eye is drawn down to the city of Rome, and it’s easy to imagine the ebb and flow of heavy traffic, motorcycles and scooters daring … Continue reading

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WHY VENICE STILL CALLS OUT TO ME…

Venice, Italy…7 a.m.  Children laughing on their way to school, backpacks flapping as they run across the Accademia bridge.  A bakery displaying fresh wares, the narrow street still dark,  the shop’s windows warmly lit and calling the passer-by in.  Street … Continue reading

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MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE: Why Lions Never Sleep

It was generally accepted among the common folk in that often  bleak, thousand year stretch between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance (when lions were but a distant memory in Western Europe and very rarely seen) that … Continue reading

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PLANNING YOUR EUROPE TRIP…AND A SAMPLE TASTE OF ROME AND SURROUNDINGS

Unless you’re a frequent traveler to Europe, deciding where to go and how long to stay can seem overwhelming.  Since now is the time to make plans for this travel season, let me share a few tips on what works … Continue reading

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GREAT TUSCAN RESTAURANTS YOU COULD EASILY MISS

Let’s face it, it’s not difficult to find great food in Italy, but a lot depends on your taste.  And you’ll have your share of disappointments if not careful.  Contrary to popular opinion, you can get a mediocre meal, particularly … Continue reading

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EUROPE IN THE MORNING

What is it about dragging yourself out from under that down comforter, pulling on some clothes, and setting forth on foot early–not five a.m. early, but six, or six-thirty or even seven–when the sun has just begun to reclaim the … Continue reading

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