The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Most people believe the Immaculate Conception honors the arrival of Jesus in the womb, but today, we celebrate the creation of the Virgin Mary!

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception2020-04-24T15:10:58+00:00

The Magic of Villa Cordevigo

Once upon a time in Renaissance Italy, the wealthy and noble Pignolati family bought a piece of uninhabited farmland, on which they built an impressive village. Today, we call this village Verona. Now, through a path of monumental cypress and nestled among vineyards and olive groves, the magic truly remains intact at the Villa Cordevigo.

The Magic of Villa Cordevigo2020-04-24T15:34:21+00:00

The Ancient and Ethereal Hotel Brunelleschi

Once upon a time, deep in the heart of Florence, hidden away from the masses of tourists in the private Piazza Santa Elisabetta, there stood a gorgeous and classic building, now known as the Hotel Brunelleschi.

The Ancient and Ethereal Hotel Brunelleschi2020-04-24T15:33:32+00:00

The Wine Bus

Once upon a time in Campania, I was escorted, wined, and dined around this lush and beautiful region by the King himself!  Well, not the real king, but the monarch

The Wine Bus2020-04-24T15:32:23+00:00

Teatro del Silenzio

The virtually unknown Tuscan town of Lajatico has many unique perks: an odd name, prolific art from an eccentric designer, an immensely famous theater, and it's the birthplace of one of Italy's most beloved celebrities, Andrea Bocelli.

Teatro del Silenzio2014-05-21T01:01:47+00:00

Livon, the secret gem of Friuli

At my most recent Italian wine tasting, I immediately was confronted with a problem. After the first sip, I realized I had just destroyed my day of tasting.

Livon, the secret gem of Friuli2014-05-19T23:37:02+00:00

Chocolate Baci

Bacio, the Italian word for kiss (or baci which is kisses) famously lends its name to one of the most delicious and unique chocolates out there, made exclusively at the Perugina factory in Perugia, Umbria.

Chocolate Baci2014-05-09T00:44:28+00:00

Jet Lag

Jet Lag. We all get it, we all dislike it, and we all have our personal recipes of remedies and preventative measures to kill it until it dies. Now that I have triumphantly returned to the States, I present to you my top three ways to defeat it. Let it be noted that I am not a trained healthcare professional and these are simply awesome guidelines from me to you.

Jet Lag2014-05-07T18:59:15+00:00