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  • Nellie Bly
    Circling the world in 72 days
    French novelist Jules Verne took all of us on an exciting adventure in 1873, in the company wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg, and his beloved French valet Passepartout, as we ventured around the world in eighty days. Seeking to turn fiction into...
  • Diners, Drive-ins & Dives Cruisin the Italian Countryside
    ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ are ‘Cruisin’ the Italian Countryside’
    On Friday night’s Food Network “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” the episode was titled “Cruisin’ the Italian Countryside.” Fans got to see Guy Fieri tour through Tuscany; Italy in a red Ferrari. Guy’s first...
  • The May Queen, with Her King and Pope Pius X11 and my shy niece.
    MORGANATIC MARRIAGE: LEFT-HANDED LOVE NEVER QUITE PANS OUT.~
    True, sustainable and lasting climate change comes now for the Democrats, who, heedless of the very firestorm about to be unleashed upon them from the ballot box of November, 2014, busily pour yet more gasoline on an already overheated and enraged...
  • Roccafiore Winery Fiorefiore
    Roccafiore Winery: A passion for life with wine
    A love of his native land was what brought Leonardo Baccarelli to purchase the property that is now Roccafiore Winery in Todi, a town in the province of Perugia, situated in Umbria. It goes without saying that the wines from this region are...
  • A slice of stillness above Lake Como: Il talento nella quiete
    A slice of stillness above Lake Como: Il talento nella quiete
    Perched high above Lake Como (but just a 15-minute drive from the waterfront) sits Agriturismo Il Talento Nella Quiete. The name is drawn from Goethe: “Talent is formed in stillness...” Down a tight little lane off the switchbacking...
  • Second abandoned ship of migrants discovered near Italy
    Second abandoned ship of migrants discovered near Italy
    According to BBC News on Friday, another ship loaded up with migrants was discovered near Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. The Ezadeen, which is associated with the flag of Sierra Leone, was found completely abandoned by its crew. An Incelandic...
  • Florence
    Around Northern Italy by Train
    The Italians are many wonderful things – but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country’s ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities...
  • Massa Italy is an intruiging holiday destination
    The beauty and allure of Massa
    Massa is a small city and commune in Tuscany, Italy. It is also the administrative center of Massa-Carrara–an Italian province. Situated in the northern section of the region of Tuscany, Massa is surrounded by a spectacular landscape of both...
  • Luxury hotels in Italy offer many benefits
    Best luxury hotels in Italy
    Stunning landscapes, beautiful architecture and a diversified culture are some of the things that make Italy an exciting and interesting vacation destination. Italy's top luxury hotels offer vacationers some of the world’s best scenery,...
  • Lucca is an ideal vacation destination
    Lucca–a unique Italian city
    Lucca is a unique walled city in Tuscany, Italy. It is located on the Serchio River near the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Renaissance-era walls that surround the city are just one of the landmarks for which it is famous. Second in size only to Venice,...
  • Levanto popular among Italian travelers
    Stunning Levanto for a memorable vacation
    Situated on the stunning Ligurian coast a bit north of Cinque Terre, Levanto is an attractive area of Italy with unique characteristics and a mild climate. Because of its family-friendly beaches and engaging festivals and events, Levanto is a...
  • Dogs passed as pandas? Italian circus paints up pooches, passes them as pandas
    Dogs passed as pandas? Italian circus paints up pooches, passes them as pandas
    Do you know the difference between a dog and a panda bear? An Italian circus was banking on the hopes that visitors wouldn’t be able to distinguish the unlikeness between a spray-painted chow-chow dog and a puffy baby panda bear. Molto...
  • Glasses of Franciacorta
    Italian wines for the holidays
    Although spending the holidays in Italy sounds divine, for most of us, this isn’t a realistic option. Instead, adopting a variation on this theme might be a nice way to narrow down the selection of wines to serve at your holiday meal, while...
  • Lowell C. Steward
    Tuskegee Airmen were the favored escorts of WWII bomber pilots
    Today (12/22/14) the United States lost another incredible member of the Greatest Generation when Lowell Steward passed away from natural causes at the age of 95. One of the most incredible accomplishments for which he rightfully deserves to be...
  • Sparkling Franciacorta
    All the world loves their 'Bubbly'
    Germany has their Sekt, Spain their Cava and, of course, France has Champagne, Cremant and Mousseaux.Italy’s Prosseco is now the number one selling sparkling wine in the world but, tucked away in the hills of Lombardy, is the country’s...