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  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
  • How to explore Florence for free
    How to explore Florence for free
    Florence, Italy was the home of one of Italy's most influential families, the Medici. It is also the birthplace of the Renaissance. When strolling down its cobblestone streets there is art and history around every corner. Best of all, you can...
  • libjet
    Italy preps for 9/11-style suicide attack, jihadists have 11 jetliners
    In the wake of Islamic Jihadists almost completely overrunning Libya, the same terrorists have threatened to attack the nearest European nation, specifically, the Italian Republic. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Feb. 19, 2015, the...
  • Sulmona, Italy: A town less traveled, filled with history, culture and music
    Sulmona, Italy: A town less traveled, filled with history, culture and opera
    Travelling in Italy can be a crowded tourist trap in particular times of the year, as many of us who have traveled to the beautiful country have witnessed in months like July and August! But Italy has many “hidden” treasures where...
  • Skeletons found embracing
    Skeletons found embracing this Valentine's Day
    Two skeletons over 5000 years old found embracing in GreeceValentine’s Day is known for romance and love. It is known as one of the largest days for weddings, or as it is called," tying the knot". This Valentine’s Day though...
  • The Road To London
    Interview: Adriano Bulla discusses his road to London and life in Italy (1 of 3)
    Adriano Bulla, who was born and raised in Italy, migrated to London. Part of that journey inspired the content of his book, The Road To London.The stories within the book expand different ages and circumstances around school, peer-pressure,...
  • Orvieto Underground
    Discover the caves of Orvieto
    In the Umbria region of Italy, the town of Orvieto sits 1000 meters high on a tufa cliff. Starting with the Etruscans and those centuries after, caves and passages were dug into the soft tufa beneath the city. This amazing labyrinth of caves was...
  • Luca Speri
    Slow Wine LA: An Italian wine extravaganza
    Slow Wine LA has come and past but there were some memorable Italian wines that are definitely worth mentioning. The wine tasting encompassed 15 regions of Italy and was a good overview of what Italian wine has to offer.Like Slow Food, Slow Wine...
  • Blizzard of 2015
    Weather Service forecaster apologizes for blizzard prediction
    A National Weather Service forecaster apologized Tuesday for a blizzard warning issued for the Northeast, including New York City over the weekend that called for heavy, blowing snow and potential whiteout conditions. The predictions were on...
  • Austin Adventures offers President Trips
    Take a President Trip with Austin Adventures
    The perks of using a travel company for a small group guided vacation is building friendships with your travel partners. Austin Adventures travel company’s president and wife are bringing a group dynamic that promises to be far from routine....
  • 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...