Romance and a view over the ancient Forum on Capitoline Hill.
Memories of Christmas traditions in Italy from an American living in Rome When I’m shopping in Seattle in mid-October and the red poinsettias in their foil-covered pots are already on display for shoppers who want to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving, I think back to Christmas celebrations in Rome which didn’t begin until mid-December. No endless […]
Imagine my surprise this week when I heard that the theme for this week’s #FriFotos on Twitter was “Chairs.” And here I thought I was the only crazy travel person who came home from each trip with lots of photographs of them! Lourmarin, Provence, outside a linen shop Why are chairs at the top of […]
A woman who lived under the Tuscan sun in the early 1900s The villa and beautiful gardens at La Foce in Tuscany. An Italian nobleman for a husband. The stuff of dreams for many a Travel Belle. But Iris Origo’s life was no fairy tale. She endured war, loneliness, grief and privation during Italy’s troubled […]