Italy Translated

Could anything be more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Verona, home to star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet?  Sure it might seem a little too obvious, but that is a good thing.  Valentine’s Day is all about being obvious on the subject of love.  Just a 90 minute train ride from Milan or Venice, Verona makes for a nice side trip from either location or even a destination on its own.  If you choose to spend a few days in Verona, you might want to take in some wine tasting in Soave or Valpolicella as well. Read More

My husband is from Rome, so I get to spend a lot of time there. What a fab place to “have to” return to a few times a year. Rome has a never-ending list of things to see:  art, monuments, churches, etc….but there is one place we go to EVERY time we are there that is somewhat lesser known to tourists. It is the Parco degli Acquedotti – The Aqueduct Park. This park is part of the Appia Antica Park and contains aqueducts dating back as far as 52AD. Read More

When you just cannot take another museum, monument or a non-stop day of walking, thinking about visiting one of Italy’s many terme or natural springs. There are a variety of baths in Italy offering various therapeutic properties – curing everything from liver ailments to arthritis  to offering anti-aging benefits. Read More