Seven Years in Italy
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3M ago
I am on the Road Taken. The Road not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel both… I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in the wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference ..read more
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2024 Dopo Capodanno
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3M ago
Capodanno, what is that? It is the Italian word for New Year’s Eve and, as usual, I spent it in Italy. This year I chose to spend the countdown to 2024 alone at home. I live near the sea and could see and hear the fireworks as they saluted the coming of a new year and, for many people, a fresh start ..read more
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Christmas in Chiavari 2023
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3M ago
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me ..read more
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Getting old is NOT for Sissies 
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4M ago
December snuck up on me this year. I just turned 72 years old and have been living in Italy for almost 7 years now. I am so happy being a straniera in Italia, a non-native born in Italy. Yet, I have been struggling.  ..read more
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Dolceacqua and Sanremo, two diverse hidden glens in Liguria
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10M ago
Our group continued exploring spots where few Americans have tread. One of my favorites is the small hill town of Dolceacqua, set away from the sea in Liguria. Travel with us ..read more
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A New Hotel in the Hinterlands of Liguria and more
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10M ago
One of the main structural choices I made when creating this Hidden Liguria Adventure was the idea that we could sleep in locally owned hotels, eat what the locals eat, and meet locals. Both Hotels we chose and nearly every meal eaten fit that premise.  ..read more
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Cervo and Pieve di Teco, More Hidden Liguria
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10M ago
After another fabulous breakfast, our group headed out to explore Cervo, another I Borgi piu belli L”Italia town above the sea in the Ponente. Gianni, one of our two favorite drivers, met us at our hotel and we were off to explore. The photo above is from a previous visit in the sunshine. It was a cloudy day when we traveled. Still the castle shows well, rain or shine. f ..read more
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Our Hidden Liguria Adventure Began in Genova (Genoa)
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11M ago
For the first time in my life, I created a group experience with a small number of people (7 including me) focusing on traveling off the beaten path in a part of Liguria rarely visited by Americans, Liguria di Ponente and Liguria dei Fiori. Where else to begin but in one of the most underrated cities in all of Italy, Genova (Genoa in English ..read more
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Banksy in Genoa
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1y ago
It was a gorgeous Spring Day in the Genoa Province where I live. My friend, Ann, suggested we hop on the train from Chiavari to Genoa to visit the Banksy Exhibit at the Genoa Principe train station and enjoy lunch afterwards. What a perfect idea.Banksy, are you familiar with Banksy ..read more
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St. Joseph’s Day in Italy
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1y ago
Father’s Day here in Italy makes me think of my father in the USA. My dad, Pasquale, will be 99 years old in July. I will be there to celebrate it with him. He has dementia but is still physically very well for his age. He has not lost his memory of his children but some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren are not so rock solid in his memory ..read more
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