Italy as a whole is a top destination for many reasons: the gastronomic delights, centuries of history, and diverse scenery, to name just a few. My main reason for wanting to visit Italy is a bit more personal. I guess you can say it's in my blood for I am Italian-American. I can … [Read more...] about Connecting with our family roots in Naples
It's been said that Naples is a beautiful woman in a dirty dress. Such a description could not be more fitting. Everything you've heard about Naples is true: it's chaotic and gritty. However, in keeping with the woman-in-a-dirty-dress analogy, a person's true beauty comes from … [Read more...] about Cities Less Traveled: Revealing “Real” Italy in Naples
In fact, I'm not afraid to say that I even hate Florence. Go ahead, tell me I'm crazy. Tell me how wrong and ignorant I am. Lecture me about how I should give Florence another chance. It all will be for naught, however, as my mind is made up. After two separate visits to … [Read more...] about Why I’ll never return to Florence
I don't aspire to be a luxury traveler. I'm happy to travel with my family within a conservative budget, flying in economy class and staying at clean, comfortable, mid-range hotels. Actually, since we started traveling with our children, more often than not we have chosen to stay … [Read more...] about The trouble with luxury travel accommodations
The following is a guest post from Silvia Pe, a native of the Italian island of Sardinia. Since my love for Italy is no secret, and because I haven't been to Sardinia (yet), I invited Silvia to tell us about her magical, beautiful homeland. Let me introduce to you my Bella … [Read more...] about Family holidays in Sardinia: 10 reasons to take your kids to the island!