Hadrian’s Villa

Italy, Lazio, Tivoli
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Imagine being able to compile a list of your favorite places/spaces that you’ve ever been able to visit all over the world and build it to create your own expansive villa? Sounds like a dream, right? Well it happened for one luckily Roman emperor in the town of Tivoli, outside of Rome. Hadrian was a ... Continued

The Charming Town of Orvieto

Italy, Orvieto, Umbria
Sunday, August 09, 2015

A funiculare train takes you up to the tufa hilltop of Orvieto, a city that dates back to Etruscan civilization. Known now for it’s boar meat and wine, the town is great for a halfday visit from Rome. I’d suggest grabbing a panini with porchetta and a glass of Orvieto’s famous white wine to get ... Continued

Back to Rome…

Italy, Lazio, Rome
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This was my third trip to Rome, an expansive city where I have wandered the ancient sites and museums multiple times… but I was looking for something new on this return trip, which has still evaded me… Maybe I need to look past the sites and return again with losts of cash and splurge on ... Continued

Bagni della Regina Giovanna

Campania, Italy, Sorrento
Sunday, August 02, 2015

A beautiful path. A secret Cove. Crystal clear water. Sounds good doesn’t it? This is what you’ll find at Bagni della Regina Giovanna in Sorrento. Whether you walk there (40 mins) or take the bus (10 mins) getting to this cove is really easy from Sorrento’s centro. Follow via di Capo west for about 30 ... Continued

Colorful Positano

Campania, Italy, Positano
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Positano. Ah, Positano. This is a photographers playground. Colorful buildings that scale the cliff-side interlaced by narrow and curving stairways. Bougainvillea growing overhead on a sun-bleached trellis. Huge, shiny lemons arranged just so in a store window. It’s a perfect paradise to wander and dream of a romantic getaway… your flower printed dress blowing behind ... Continued