Shoes for Carrie

The “Sex and the City” ladies should have traveled to Italy for shoes, to Stra, near Venice to be precise.  In this area, scattered with Venetian Villas, an artisan in 1942 Narciso Rossi started a small workshop of women’s shoes—initially probably limited to a production of one or two pairs a day.  The small shoe […]

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Today…

I cried.  Not for the first time. No. But today again when I the news reported that the young mother to be photographed being rushed to an ambulance after Russia bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol where she was meant to give birth shocked the world.  Now we learned that the woman and her baby […]

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IWD2022

I had plenty of ideas of what to write about this day. That was more than a month ago. Things however did change very much this past two weeks. Of course there are plenty of women to celebrate from the past, women that changed history, but were always played down, or even misrepresented. Today however, […]

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A Quick Trip to Urbino

Urbino is the real “cradle of the Renaissance,” what best than walking among the monuments of Raphael’s city. I think Urbino is one of those cities that needs to be seen over and over. I visited Urbino many years ago and had wonderful memories, I went back recently, visited quickly, and promised myself to go […]

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Our Beautiful Monica

Monica Vitti, died at just over 90 years, thirty-five of which were spent in the cinema interpreting over fifty roles. But Monica Vitti left us twenty years ago, taken away by a degenerative disease that progressively closed the doors of the world and led her to live in a separate universe. Her health deprived us […]

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The Apple(s)

The most awaited iPhone 13Pro finally landed in Europe too. I didn’t exactly need a new phone but the new camera features were tempting. So I ordered one Well, the camera did not work at all. I recognized immediately that it was an operating system problem. I was devastated! The camera was the only reason […]

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Resuming the Trips: Sacile to Start

This year seems more promising. The new COVID variant is creating much less havoc, therefore it is with a certain optimism that we look forward to the new season. For those planning a trip to Italy the following are the new rules for travelers: Foreigners and Travels To those who come from a foreign country […]

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Italian Coast Line

With its 7500 km of coastline, Italy is the ideal country for sea lovers. The extreme variety of its coasts in fact make it perfect for any type of holiday and travel in the name of nature, fun and relaxation. The Italian coast, so rich in gulfs and inlets, natural arrival points, tourist ports and […]

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ZeroLimescale

We are all crazy for Zerocalcare, or in English “Zerolimescale.” Why Limescale?  Calcare is our enemy par excellence: limescale happens to tiles, pipes, bathroom fixtures and showers.  We are talking about a sedimentary rock composed largely of a specific mineral, from which it takes its name, calcare.   His pen name, was inspired by an […]

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Autumn Has Arrived

One of the things I love most about living in Italy is the existence of four distinct seasons.  During my past life in the USA, specifically in Washington, D.C., seasons were determined by the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes winds, and the occasional hurricane making landfall. In Italy, Summer is long and hot. Winter […]

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The Mysterious Fortress of San Leo

San Leo, a magnificent art capital, mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, is the heart of the historical region of Montefeltro and the town that gave it its name. Located in the Province of Rimini, in (now) Emilia Romagna, it is a destination truly “Off the Beaten Path!” Undoubtedly an exciting destination. The […]

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All My Plugs

This is a «  cri du cœur ! » Voilà ! The news is that Apple will not include a charging cube with the next iPhone to save on shipping. The shipping part is not my main concern with Apple. They were always minimalist on the packaging. Amazon is the actual offender on that. Enough! My […]

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