Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Calabria

Carpanzano may be a small town tucked away up in the mountains, but you don’t have to go very far to find yourself on one of the many beautiful beaches along the Calabrian coast. One gorgeously hot August day we decided to take a little […]

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I’m back…

I’ve learned the hard way that it is so incredibly easy to go to Italy…but leaving it is brutto! Not a single moment of the day goes by that I don’t think about Italy. I miss it so much. My trip was pretty much everything […]

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Arrivederci Toronto

The day is finally here. I can’t believe it. Tonight I am boarding a plane to Italy and before I know it I will be driving into my father’s little town, Carpanzano, surrounded by my family who I have missed so dearly over the years. […]

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The Almighty Euro

The euro is killing me. Well, not really killing me but giving me a good swift kick in the gut. The last time I was in Italy they were still using lire…yes it was that long ago. So I’m not used to the euro and […]

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August in Italy

If you are travelling to Italy in the month of August, it’s not uncommon to see many businesses closed.Most Italians take their vacation in August and as a result most of the country shuts down for pretty much the whole month. Ferragosto is a big […]

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What to pack…

With my trip to Italy a couple weeks away I’m getting a bit stressed out when I start thinking about packing my luggage. I love to travel but I hate to pack!! Packing for any trip big or small is always a challenge for me. […]

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Italia here I come!!

My plane ticket is booked. That means, this summer (August to be exact) I’ll be taking my first solo trip to Italy. I can’t even begin to describe how much I’m looking forward to this trip. It has been 10 years since I visited last […]

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Lazio’s hidden gem?

Villa d’Este is a magnificent villa situated in Tivoli, an ancient Italian town in Lazio (less than an hour away from Rome). It was built in the 1500s and is absolutely breathtaking. During my visit to Tivoli, we stopped in to admire the magic and […]

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