Italy

A Bit of Italy: Florence

A Bit of Italy: Florence

Florence was my home for only eight months 25 years ago but it will always seem like a second home. Although I go back frequently, I just revisited the city with the three friends I shared an apartment with then.  We ate at our favorite […]

A Bit of Italy: Naples

A Bit of Italy: Naples

My oh my…when you land in Naples at night, you are taken for a ride (literally) by the taxi driver, almost left at a spot that is not your hotel, miss your dinner reservation, ask the hotel to recommend something sure they are going to […]

A Bit of Italy: Reggio Calabria

A Bit of Italy: Reggio Calabria

As far as everyone I talked to was concerned, there were only two reasons to set foot in Reggio di Calabria: to see the famous Riace Bronzes and to get the boat to Sicily.   Yet, Gabriele D’Annunzio called it “Il più bel chilometro d’Italia.”  Reggio […]

A Bit of Italy: Milan Lunch Spots

A Bit of Italy: Milan Lunch Spots

No matter how often you return to a city, if you look hard enough, you can always find something new.  I was starving and in search of the INSALATONE (big salad) that the Italians do so well: a mix of tuna, mozzarella balls, lettuce, fennel, […]

Venice Shops

Venice Shops

Most of you know that I am always in Venice – so I have a set list of places to shop and eat.  If you want that, then email me because this list is something completely different.  Usually I am showing people around so I […]