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10 Things I Hear Because I Travel to Italy

  Ladies and gents, it is time I told you what I get to hear because I travel to Italy so often. These are just random questions by friends, strangers, acquaintances and sometimes even family! This post is a mix of everything I’ve heard from 2013 (and I keep hearing) until now….It is an irony, a […]

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Exploring Tuscany: A 3 Day Itinerary

It was my first time exploring Tuscany by car and not only was it a welcome change from the usual way I traveled in Italy (train) but also more relaxing!! There are many ways to see a place, but if you have the option, hiring a car is the best one. Not only will you […]

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10 Reasons to Add Turin to Your Italy List

There’s more to Italy than just the big cities. Don’t me wrong, I love the modern side of Milan and the bohemian picturesque streets of Rome but I think if travelers are missing on a lot if they are not visiting Turin. My suggestion would be to go with the unconventional choice and and add […]

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The Sleepy Little Town of Castelfidardo

You know the Italian town that makes the best hand made Accordions?? It is Castelfidardo in Le Marche. I never knew about it until I went there this summer! However, Castelfidardo wasn’t really for me. If there’s one Italian town that I didn’t like, its Casteldidadro. It does not come in my “must see” sights of Le […]

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The Holy Town of Loreto

On the occasion of my birthday today, I bring you all the holy town of Loreto -one of the most important pilgrimage town in Italy. The town attracts over 4 million visitors each year and holds the Holy House of Mary of Nazareth believed to have flown from Palestine by four angels. Although I am neither a Catholic nor […]

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Some More Charming Italian Words that I Love

Continuing the series of Charming Italian Words I Love, here is a brand new list of Italian words that will make you fall in love with the language once again!. Buona Lettura a tutti! –Innamorata/o: to be in love with someone

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10 Charming Small Towns in Italy

Who doesn’t love quaint towns?? If you are in Italy or traveling there anytime soon, this list is a keeper. You will feel blessed to be in a country with so many varied choices of charming towns. Although this list is not exhaustive, it certainly includes many of my favorites. I will keep adding more to this list […]

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Things I Love About Travel

-Discovering new places, cuisines, history, culture ….   -Breaking mundane routines and making your own. -Challenging yourself to things you never imagined. -Sharing travel stories with strangers. -Making check list and ticking each one as it’s achieved. -Learning words of the local language. -Knowing others’ point of view for a new vision -Enjoying a cake twice a […]

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Going Back in Time in Scicli

I have been watching the TV show “Inspector Montalbano” for more than a year now and can easily say I have a soft spot for Sicily. Based on the books by Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano has been shot in different Sicilian towns but the inspector’s main headquarters are shown to be in Scicli. A UNESCO World Heritage […]

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In Chocolate Heaven at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

One of the reasons I visited Modica in Sicily was for it’s chocolate. Renowned globally, Modica is a paradise for chocolate lovers. The locals use Aztec inspired recipes to make chocolate cannoli, chocolate pastries, chocolate bars, chocolate drinks and everything chocolate! One of the most famous institutions of chocolate in Modica is Antica Dolceria Bonajuto. The Bonajuto family has […]

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