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“Dolce Far Niente” – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Italians have a famous saying, “Dolce far Niente”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not refer to being lazy, it refers to the similar saying “take the time to smell the roses” and the pleasure one gets … Continue reading

When In Rome

“Do as the Romans do.” – St. Ambrose   And what Romans and all Italians do so well is embrace life to the fullest. You can get a taste of “la dolce vita”, or the sweet life in Rome by … Continue reading

T’s Time: Time is of the Essence

We’re all busy but if you want ensure that you don’t need a vacation from your Italy vacation then follow my advice and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy, especially the Eternal City … Continue reading

Avoiding The “Hello I am a Tourist” Trap

“Oh Yeah, and you blend.” – Mona Lisa Vito in “My Cousin Vinny”   Try as hard as they may, both characters of Mona Lisa Vito and Vincent Gambini in the 1992 Comedy, “My Cousin Vinny” just don’t fit in. … Continue reading

Maratea, The Other Almafi Coast

Maratea is the place to be if you’ve already been to the Amalfi Coast, or if you love the idea of a quieter, but just as beautiful oceanfront experience. This area is located along only one of two stretches of … Continue reading