An Ancient Italian City of Well-Being

Traveling in Italy over the last several years, I've visited my share of Roman ruins but perhaps one of the most interesting and remote sites are the Roman ruins in Veleia (Veleja Romana) not far from the town of Castell'Arquato near Parma. Described as a landscape out of time, Veleia is considered to be one of … Continue reading An Ancient Italian City of Well-Being

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A Few of Our Favorite “faster slow food” Stops in Italy

I hesitate to use the phrase "fast food" and Italy in the same sentence. To do so would border on the sacrilegious. Although there are American fast food restaurants in Italy  (most notably McDonalds and Burger King) Italians are not a Fast Food Nation. Even Italian restaurants that promote so called "fast food" are still making traditional … Continue reading A Few of Our Favorite “faster slow food” Stops in Italy

The Larger Than Life Personality of Florence

If the pater noster of Italy is Rome, than Florence in Tuscany is assuredly its beautiful and famous daughter. Listed by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the Best Cities in the World for the collective experience of travelers, Florence is definitely on the A-list of desirable world travel destinations. The paparazzi have been following Rome’s famous … Continue reading The Larger Than Life Personality of Florence