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Luminaria di San Domenico

One event that my husband Dominick and I love is the five days of celebrations leading up to the feast day of St. Dominic in Praiano, Italy. St. Dominic’s mother, while pregnant, reportedly dreamed of a dog with a torch … Continue reading

Frittata!

A frittata is basically an Italian deep dish omelet or egg pie cooked on the stove top, often finished under the broiler to help complete the cooking and obtain a nice bubbly topping with lots of melted cheese. My recipe … Continue reading

La Famiglia

It sounds corny I know. But when it comes to my favorite hotel, Tramonto D’Oro, in my favorite Italian town, Praiano along the Amalfi Coast, the people there not only make you feel so at home, they also make you feel … Continue reading

Heaven on Earth, Amalfi Coast Style

If you have the Amalfi Coast on your Italy itinerary be sure to include the marvelous experience of seeing this area from the water, and I’m not just talking about the public ferries that run up and down the coastline … Continue reading

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel was built in the Vatican between 1473 and 1481, on order of Pope Sixtus IV, and dedicated on August 15th, 1483, the Feast of the Assumption. It is the Pope’s private chapel. … Continue reading