Christmas in Rome

“O Christmas Trees” ‘O Christmas Tree” is a well-known Christmas carol, but in Rome, all of Italy actually, it should be “O Christmas trees” as in plural, and in abundance as they’re everywhere along with the beautiful nativity scenes.  Rome … Continue reading

“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