Carnevale di Viareggio 2014

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. In Italy, with it’s strong Catholic background, it is obviously very important. Just as important, however, was what happened before today…Carnevale! Otherwise known as Mardi Gras in the USA. In my … Continued

Photos from Murano & Burano

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The Saturday we were in Venice we (or, more accurately, I) decided we wanted to go to Murano and Burano, two of the islands close to Venice. I was dead set on buying a Murano ornament and Burano is known … Continued

Venice, the City of Romance, on Valentine’s Day

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I am BEYOND EXCITED to write this post. We spent last weekend in VENICE as part of Jaime’s Valentine’s Day present. Isn’t he romantic? I had been to Venice once before, a few years back, but it was part of … Continued

Alberobello, The City of the Trulli

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Ever since we settled into our apartment, Jaime gets a little travel itch and goes on and on about how we “need to go somewhere every weekend or we will never see anything!!” As for me, I absolutely LOVE to … Continued

The Papal Basilicas in Rome

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Pop quiz: Am I in Rome or am I in London? I ask because if you looked outside my window for the past (two) weeks, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Cloudy, depressing skies, constant downpour…basically, all I want … Continued

Pope Sightings: New Years Eve at the Vatican

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s….THE POPE! You know when you have one of those days where you have a ton of things to do, but don’t feel like doing anything at all? I’m having one of those…weeks. I’ve … Continued

Where to Stay: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

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This past weekend we took a little trip to the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, in Northern Italy. Our reason for visiting was mainly the Dolomites, a mountain range part of the Southern Alps and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site … Continued

Recap of 2013

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Welcome, 2014! As I predicted in my last post, I was completely swamped during the last weeks of December to write much, but now it’s the new year and I am committed! Especially since I’ve recently found out that quite … Continued

Rome’s Christmas Season 2013

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  Somehow, Rome’s Christmas season is upon us! It also means that we have been in Rome now for almost 4 months! Just last week it felt like the beginning of December yet when I looked at the calendar, I … Continued