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St. Fina

I have been blessed to visit San Gimignano in Tuscany, more than once, but had not heard much about St. Fina (Seraphina), this gentle Italian saint, until my most recent visit to this village. She lived her very short life in … Continue reading

Zeppole di San Guiseppe

My husband’s Aunt Margie was famous for her zeppole, so much so that during family gatherings my husband and his cousins would push their way to the front door to see who would have first crack on the traditional Italian … Continue reading

The Other Trastevere

I love Trastevere, and so do most travelers to the eternal city. Trastevere means “beyond the Tiber.”  It’s a very large “rione” or district of Rome. And quite frankly, what’s not to love? The neighborhood runs along the winding Tiber … Continue reading