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Touring the Sistine Chapel

Imagine being in the Sistine Chapel with only a handful of people. No security guards repeatedly shouting “silenzio” as you make your way shoulder-to-shoulder through the galleries and down the narrow stairs and into the Chapel chambers, only to be … Continue reading

The Angelus And How To Pray It With The Pope

During this beautiful month of October we celebrate so many wonderful feast days including recently both the Feast of the Archangels and the Feast of The Guardian Angels. With angels on our mind and our liturgical calendar, here’s a video … Continue reading

Ribollita Soup, A Tuscan Staple and Favorite!

A few years ago, on one of our trips to the beautiful region of Tuscany, we spent a lovely, long day and evening in beautiful San Gimignano, Italy, a walled city in the heart of the hilltop town and rolling … Continue reading

Calamari! Hang on to Summer A Little Longer

Even though aisles are already loaded with Fall and Halloween decorations, and everyone is insisting that autumn is upon us, I am still hanging on to summer as long as possible. Even though this favorite season of mine officially ends … Continue reading

Puccini, La Bohème, and Italian Opera

Whenever I think of the opera, memories of my father come to mind. You may have heard me share the very special recording of my father, a vocalist, singing the traditional Italian Christmas carols. My Dad was a mechanical engineer, but … Continue reading