Tag Archives: San Gimignano

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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WARNING! This blog post may lead to undesired weight gain…or, why everyone with an appetite should love Italy.

Okay, here’s the story.  It’s brutally hot again today in California, for what seems like forever.  I’m hungry.  And all I can picture are the sweet and savory delights of an Italian marketplace, where the freshest of produce, fruits and … 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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