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Chasing Raphael: Rome-Urbino-Delhi

You know Raphael?? (Raffaello) Of course you do! One of the greatest Italian painters from the 15th century, Raphael is a name I associate from my 7th grade history book. Well it seemed I followed his footsteps this year…..Or he followed mine…. Chasing Raphael: Rome-Urbino-Delhi ROME I was in Rome where Raphael is buried. The […]

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My Audrey Hepburn Moment with Bici & Baci

Sharing a wonderful April afternoon in Rome with Bici & Baci Tours (it means bicycles and kisses) Bici & Baci is one of the oldest vespa rental companies in Rome that offer bike rentals, Fiat 500 tours and Ape rentals to see the best of the eternal city. Bici & Baci was a recommendation to me from […]

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Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano

Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany. Only a short drive from Florence, it is located in Montespertoli and belongs to the Guicciardini family. A powerful name in Tuscany, Guicciardini houses many Florentine masterpieces since the difficult times of World War II. I took a bike tour with Tuscany Bike Tours with a group […]

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The Historical Ambience of L'Orangerie, Modica

As many of you know I went to Sicily in April this year and haven’t stopped gushing about it since. I traveled to two different areas of the region- the Southern Eastern Sicily that includes the Val di Noto and Western Sicily that includes the capital Palermo. Where to Stay in Modica Andrea Camilleri’s books […]

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Fairy Tale Alberobello in the Itria Valley

In my past posts you would have read about Gio and Francesco from Green Italy Tours  who very happily showed me around Puglia. One of the places I visited with them was the adorable little town of Alberobello. Alberobello, Puglia A UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1996, Alberobello is in the Itria Valley of Puglia. […]

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Warmth in the South at Palazzo Rollo

Believe it or not, a little over a year ago, I had no idea about Puglia, let alone where to stay in Lecce. After reading countless blogs on the region, I felt as if I was mysteriously being called there. Puglia is a region in the south of Italy famous for its white washed towns, […]

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Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste

Trieste as an Italian city is not frequented by the regular traveler. But it should be. The mountains and the mighty Adriatic makes Trieste a very unique city and there is also that unmistakable charm since it is a port town. Trieste as a city has been known to have attracted a lot of  writers […]

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