Preparing for Winter While Daydreaming of Florence
It’s been six months since I’ve returned from my two-month stint in Italy. I know that I’ve been lucky to be there as often as I have recently…three weeks last autumn and two months this past winter/spring….but the longing has returned. It has actually been quite beautiful around here of late with the autumnal leaves…
It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I went to Italy for two months on a “networking tour” to see how feasible it would be to move there. Thankfully, I was able to continue my virtual sessions with clients. There are a couple of different roads one can take to spend more time in Italy, a…
Art in Italy
‘One of the primary objects of the enlightened traveller in Italy is usually to form some acquaintance with its treasures of art. Even those whose usual avocations are of the most prosaic nature unconsciously become admirers of poetry and art in Italy. The traveller here finds them so interwoven with scenes of everyday life, that…
Buona Pasqua da Firenze!
It’s been great to be back in Italy again, especially my month in Florence. My morning walks have been magical and I can’t seem to get enough of the history, art, and beauty that presents itself everywhere I turn. I wanted to share a few pictures today including my new Firenze haircut! Happy Easter!
I made biscotti the other morning which I hadn’t done in a really long time. Brad reminded me of the long case of biscotti we saw at the Central Market in Florence and I looked up the picture (above.) As you may know, biscotti (or cantucci) are biscuits (or cookies) that are twice-baked and very…
Trip to Philadelphia
Many have asked, “what’s next?” While my dream to one day live in Italy is still alive, I recognize it will take several steps and much paperwork to make it a reality and so I will need to be patient and hopefully visit often, in the meantime. You are probably wondering what any of that…
My First Trip to Italy
Written by Brad When Donna and I first started discussing the possibility of my joining her in Italy, I was excited, but skeptical that it would really happen. Italy had always been a dream destination. And now I sit here with memories that will last a lifetime, still trying wrap my head around the fact…
Take-aways from trip to Italy
It’s not easy to summarize this trip to Italy…there was too much awesomeness as I just wrote to a friend. There are many take-aways to share…especially for anyone who would like to travel to Italy. It’s a little more challenging during this time of Covid, but it’s doable and still worthwhile. I highly recommend it!…
Rome is bigger, busier, and maybe harsher than I remember but it’s still great to be here. The food has been fabulous. We had brunch at 11:00 when a Pavarotti-looking restaurant owner, Claudio, beckoned us to his outdoor seats and pretty much told us what we were having…bruschetta, homemade raviolis, spaghetti and meatballs and a…
I still don’t think pictures do Venice justice but wanted to share a few anyway. (All pictures since Brad arrived are ones he’s taken.) We arrived yesterday afternoon. After breaking the key to our flat trying to unlock the door and being locked out for a few hours, we walked for 12 miles around this…