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Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
Hearing the waves while trying to find the ocean through the cut mountains and shady overgrowth of the trail and finally...find a view of crystal waters and colorful cliffs in Point Loma, San Diego. Suddenly I feel like I'm in some other country,...
Piazza Castello, 10121 Torino TO, Italy
Piazza Castello glistens in the sun after a sudden downpour. Much of the historic center of Torino is pedestrianized and easily explored in a couple of days. For Roman history enthusiasts the aqueducts, arches and ancient city walls are a treat....
22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy
Discovering the little city of Como where Lake Como begins is full of countless little surprises. Down each alleyway lies little shops and restaurants. There are several piazzas in which to linger having a caffe. The bars were most surprising as...
Via Provinciale Montepulciano, 9, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Best known as the home of Brunello, the classic Tuscan winemaking town of Montalcino is also a lovely place to wander around for day, taking in sites like the baroque Church of Saint Bernard and the 16th-century Palazzo Avignonesi. At its heyday,...
Via degli Specchi, 6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
This pub, owned by the Piedmont-based Baladin brewing company and Lazio's own Birra del Borgo, opened in September 2009 and was quickly canonized as the best place to drink Italian beers in Rome. There are over 120 labels to choose from, ranging...
Via di San Luca, 36, 40135 Bologna BO, Italy
The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca has a commanding presence in the landscape overlooking Bologna. We arrived knowing that it was connected to town by a 2.5 mile portico some say can be seen from space. We dropped our bags at the hotel,...
Via delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Most people who visit Florence know that walking to Piazzale Michelangelo is a must. However, fewer people know that walking a little higher to the old church of San Miniato al Monte is an even better experience. Amble down the Arno River to Viale...
Via S. Zanobi, 33, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Foodies (and those simply interested in local color and a good meal) should head to San Lorenzo and its covered Mercato Centrale. Florence’s main market for edibles is housed in a 19th-century glass-and-iron building. On the...
Via dei Tavolini, 19r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
On a cool night in November, walking alone from an outdoor food market in the center of Florence, I decided to indulge my sweet tooth yet again. I stopped for a "snack," one that I would never eat just before dinner back home yet couldn't get...
Via Campo, 33, 47853 Coriano RN, Italy
Rimini beaches may be Europe's busiest, but just a few kilometers inland, lie the farms and vineyards of the most important agricultural center of the province. Here, nestled in the gently rolling hills stretching down from the rocky outcropping...
Funicolare Zecca-Righi, 16136 Genova GE, Italy
I love the funicular trains of Genoa, built at an angle to take you up the steep mountains. Take the Zecca-Righi line to the top for an incredible panorama of the city, and walk down into the center through narrow alleys, passing tiny gardens and...
Via Lomellini, 57/59R, 16124 Genova GE, Italy
Only available during the Easter season, Pasqualina is a simple, traditional Genovese dish - a vegetable tart made of swiss chard or artichokes baked into a pastry shell, and stuffed with hard-cooked eggs. Grab a slice hot from any of the wood...
Via Modena, 12, 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese BO, Italy
Located just outside of Bologna is the famous Lamborghini factory and museum. I’m not a gear head but even I was excited to visit this famous car maker. The museum is a collection of some of the most unique and sought after cars ever made by the...
Via Emilia, 45, 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia BO, Italy
Italy is well known for its food but one of its most famous exports is gelato. A creamy, ice-cream like dessert, gelato can now be found in almost every corner of the world. As one of the main manufacturers of gelato making machines, Carpigiani...
Modena, Province of Modena, Italy
November 2011 ::: Meeting Alessandro Martini for the first time at 7.30 in the morning is like having a double espresso, twice in one go. He is as animated and bright as his jacket (in the photos). Only one other guest, an American lady by the...
Via Angelo Mariani, 5, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
I spent 2 weeks in Ravenna, attending Luciana Notturni's famous mosaic school. Ravenna is the "mosaic city" - known especially for its high-art period dating back to AD 400 when Ravenna was capital of the Western Roman Empire.
Via G. Guaccimanni, 38, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
I had the pleasure of staying at centrally located and lovely B&B Al Teatro for a week while doing a mosaics course in Ravenna, Italy. Here's a photo of one of the rooms - and the bed is SO COMFORTABLE! Daniella - the hostess - made me and the...
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 147, 16032 Camogli GE, Italy
Camogli is a quick 30-minute train ride out of Genoa, making it easy for an evening out for cocktails and dinner. Leave from Brignole Station, and arrive in Camogli by 6:30pm so that you can get a seaside table at Bar Auriga for a perfect Aperol...
Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
One of the things I like most about living in Boston, is how quickly you can change your scenery. About 40 minutes north, Wingaersheek Beach is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At low tide, the beach goes on forever and...
36 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
I'm not sure I'd choose the combo of pizza and oysters for a menu, but after eating at Short & Main's nearby sister restaurant Market, I'd trust just about anything to come out of their kitchen. Much to my surprise, starting a meal with the...
302 W 8th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
A Kansas City landmark on the corner of the old Garment District in downtown, The Phoenix is downtown’s best jazz joint. I’ve had very good Old Fashioneds and Side Cars here, they do the best Guinness pour in town, and they always have a good...
31 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
Kill Devil Club is Kansas City’s newest hotspot. With live jazz music, delicious platters of nibbles best when shared, and hand-crafted cocktails, the Kill Devil Club is a perfect spot to hit with a loved one or a group of friends when you’re...
2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
This isn’t your regular brewery tour. Boulevard is the largest craft brewery in the Midwest, coming online in the late 1980s, before the craft beer revolution. You’ll get a forty-five minute tour of the facility to see how the beer is made and get...
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