Visiting the Dalmatian Coast

It is raining and getting cold, and therefore I like to look back with fondness at my summer travels, I reflect on what I saw that maybe I want to see again, or explore a little better. I visited the Dalmatia coast, from Venice all the way down to the Peloponnesus in Greece. It was […]

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Walking with Joyce, Saba, and Svevo in Trieste to a Caffe

In Trieste, you don’t have to worry about where to eat or to drink. There is an incredible number of Cafes, Pasticcerie, Bars, and/or all of the above. Like most Italian cities there is THE Caffe Storico (I have a partial list here), but Trieste is special because there are many, many Historical Places. A […]

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Miramare Castle—A Dream Home

If you want to visit a Castle full of European history then Miramare Castle is for you. A 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, in Northeastern Italy. Ideal for those interested in experiencing full immersion in one European historical residences, which have preserved almost entirely their original furnishings that convey the charm […]

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Stories Behind Beautiful Facades

PALAZZO VALVASON MORPURGO Have you ever wondered what the story behind a beautiful facade of an important residence? We tend to believe that the lifes of the People residing were cared and protected by those thick walls, who conducted a privileged life in wealth and entitlement. Many buildings and palazzi have lots of stories to […]

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Italy, Croatia, and Back in One day

Croatia is a popular destination in summertime, the coast particularly. But it can be an interesting destination off season as well. It will be less crowded for one, and easy to move around as the traffic cools down. Tinjan Around October 20 there is a Ham festival in Tinjan, a small village in Croatia. Tinjan […]

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Bar – Pasticceria – Caffè (or all of the above)

It is a little confusing to understand what is what for what we commonly call “bar.” Definition: A public place, where beverages or soft food, can be consumed, either seated or standing. Bar, is the genetic name for the place where you can get your “espresso”. But then there is “Bar Pasticceria”, “Caffè… followed by […]

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