Confessions: The Siesta That Starved Me

In my post My Italian Fivesome: Cinque Terre, I mentioned my one big regret: NOT EATING A LOT. You will notice this frustration as a recurrence in my Italian posts. Why on earth would I go to Italy and not eat?! I mean I’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love. That was why I wanted to pig…

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Beautiful Churches of Italy and Spain

Italy and Spain are two of the most religious countries in the world. Their rich and long history can be seen through their religious architectures, buildings and structures. More specifically, Italy and Spain has some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in the world. Not surprising since Italy’s capital, Rome is the heart of Roman Catholicism…

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Pisa in Photos

What if the worst architectural fail of a city became the best thing that ever happened to its tourism? That’s Pisa in a nutshell. Italy’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa has become the city’s identity thanks to a miscalculation on the architect’s part. The tower was built on a poor foundation on a soft soil and over time, it…

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Under The Tuscan Sun

“Il dolce far niente.” My Tuscany trip was a long time coming. I blame books and films for stuffing my head with images of rolling hills and sunny vineyards. Damn you, Frances Mayes! We all know that Tuscany is known for its landscape and its vineyards. In the beginning, all I wanted was to jet…

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Falling for Florence

“The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo.” – Mark Twain My trip to Italy had the most surprising outcome of all so far. If you have read my post about Rome, then you would have an idea of what I am talking about. To sum it up, I went to Italy fully expecting to fall…

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The Real Rome: Beginner’s Travel Guide

“Italy has changed, but Rome is Rome.”  Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world and much of that is credited to Roma. I mean who hasn’t heard of Rome? I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of how to best format my Rome post. It’s just not fair to do my…

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