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  1. Sant' Agata dei Goti

    Sant' Agata dei Goti

    Historic center built over the valley.
  2. Best pizza in Italy

    Best pizza in Italy

    Pizza margherita from Franco's in Battipaglia (SA)
  3. Castello di Limatola

    Castello di Limatola

    Castel that is a hotel and restaurant.
  4. Kathy (Trekcapri)

    Photo Hunt 2018 No. 11 - Garden(s)

    This week’s Photo Hunt No. 11 – Garden(s) A Photo Hunt 2018 category is available on the Media Gallery. Waiting is a part of the Travel experience, but as we all know the “waiting” is always worth it in the end. Upcoming Photo Hunt Themes: Photo Hunt No. 12 (Week of March 25, 2018) – Painting...
  5. Photo Hunt 2018 No. 11 - Garden(s)

    Photo Hunt 2018 No. 11 - Garden(s)

    Garden with a view in Ravello, Italy.
  6. Photo Hunt 2018 No. 10 - Waiting

    Photo Hunt 2018 No. 10 - Waiting

    Our "huge" luggage stand ready to load while for our train at the station in Vernazza.
  7. Madonna del Piatto

    Puglia Puglia and Matera in 10 Days

    This travel note was written in 2005. We have updated it and checked all hotels and restaurants (February 2018). Puglia is a region in southern Italy, at the "heel" of the boot. Puglia is sometimes called "Apulia". We visited Puglia in the last half of January 2005. The region is very large and...
  8. Sandrac

    Slow Masters Brozzetti Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano

    The National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia is so tightly packed with artistic treasures that, it has been said, if the gallery were located in so popular a city as Rome or Florence, it would be on every tour guide's Top 10 list. That said, it has one, huge gap. Strangely, the National Gallery...
  9. Kathy (Trekcapri)

    Photo Hunt 2018 No. 2 - Close-Up

    This week’s Photo Hunt No. 2 (Week of January 14, 2018) – Close-Up A Photo Hunt 2018 category is available on the Media Gallery. I enjoyed everyone’s photos and take on “Time”. It seems as I get older, I treasure time much more than ever. Time to be happy, time of seasons, time to relax...
  10. Photo Hunt 2018 No. 2 - Close-Up

    Photo Hunt 2018 No. 2 - Close-Up

    This is a close-up of the Second Temple of Hera in the city of Paestum located south of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
  11. Shannon

    Venice Venice Sestieri

    This is a guide for visitors who plan to rent apartments in Venice. It points out what neighborhoods are like in terms of people and life and food shopping rather than major sights (though I have pointed some of those out too.) There are unique features in each location, and hopefully these...
  12. Pauline

    Talk to me about the Piedmont

    I love trip planning!! Now I am thinking about our May trip. A possibility is a week in Menton (France) and a week in the Piedmont. We've never really been to the Piedmont, just one night while driving from Switzerland to Umbria years ago. I am looking at the Monferrato area, but just because...
  13. C

    Leonardo, Leonardo, Leonardo (Or the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful)

    Trip Description: April 2005. A Quick Trip to London and Paris, followed by Slow Travel in Italy, a week in Florence and a couple of days in Rome, with my sister and daughter. Introduction My daughter Kate had the good fortune to spend the second semester of her junior year in college in...
  14. C

    A Student in Florence

    Trip Description: Spring 2004. I spent 17 days in Florence studying Italian at the Koine school for two weeks and then soaking up the beauty and culture of this fabulous city. This trip report has been edited from my blog. Background Warning: This trip report is long as it was originally...
  15. Shannon

    10 Days in Sicily

    Trip Description: In Fall 2000 I went to Sicily by myself and it was an intense experience. Sicily is a land of extremes; from beautiful seaside villages to rolling hills filled with vineyards and Greek ruins to medieval cities cut into the sides of mountains to truly bizarre, Blade Runner...
  16. Shannon

    The Virgin Voyage - 1998

    Trip Description: In the Fall of 1998, two Italy-virgins venture into heaven and come back changed. Getting There There is nothing like that first trip to Italy. The virgin’s trip is imprinted in the mind more than all the trips to follow, combined. It’s a beautiful feeling, that discovery...
  17. Madonna del Piatto

    Umbria One Day in Assisi

    Assisi is a small town in central Umbria about 20 minutes east of Perugia. In this article, Letizia, who lives in the countryside near Assisi, tells you how best to see Assisi in one day. The first sight of Assisi, perched halfway up the slopes of Mount Subasio is extraordinary. Virtually...
  18. B

    Slow Masters Giuditta Brozzetti

    It pains me to admit it, but the times, they are a-changin’, even here in Umbria. When I arrived here in 1993, this is how you did your grocery shopping: You left your house early in the morning with a net bag, and first you headed to the outdoor market in the piazza where you picked up your...
  19. B

    Umbria Umbria Music Festivals

    Umbria hosts over 20 music festivals each year, an astonishing number given this region's tiny size and population. Even more surprising, however, is the world-class quality of the music festival scene - belying the otherwise sleepy, provincial character of these bucolic rolling hills and...
  20. B

    Umbria The Umbrian Sagra Survival Guide

    If you really want to see how the Italians in rural Italy live, your best bet is to head to the nearest sagra. A sagra is a festival organized by a community, either an entire town or a smaller subdivision within a larger municipality, which almost always centers around a specific food or dish...