Cortona, Italy

Cortona, Italy | Need To Be Part Billygoat

Cortona, Italy   Twice Gary and I have been very fortunate to visit Cortona, Italy. In 2012 we stayed for several nights and again in 2017 visited for the day. We laugh because we say that you have to be part billy goat to live in Cortona! The main street, Via Nazionale and still usually referred to by locals by its older name of Ruga Piana. It is the only flat street in Cortona. Although you […]

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Dual Citizenship

Get Started With Your Dual Citizenship & Get Your Checklist

Dual Citizenship Are you interested in obtaining dual citizenship with another country? We are currently in this process with Italy. We knew we wanted to start this journey when we first visited Italy back in 2010. Yes indeed, we returned from this vacation and we both knew this is where we would one day want to retire or at least spend a few years. You need to understand that this is not an easy process. […]

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Focaccia Italian Sub

Focaccia This is a fantastic focaccia Italian sub sandwich recipe to take on the go or for a party. It is so pretty presented in a large round shape and then cut into wedges. You can make the bread a day ahead to make it easier, and just wrap in plastic until ready to assemble. Great served with a side salad!   This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, we receive […]

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Tips, Travel

4 Suggestions for Cheaper Airfare

Cheaper Airfare Cheaper Airfare, who doesn’t want a deal when we start making our vacation plans. I truly feel for families of four or more who start looking for airfare. The sticker shock must be mind-boggling! I just can’t image as it has been a long time since we had children traveling with us.   This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small […]

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Italy, Tips

10 Things To See And Do In Parma

Parma!   You might be asking yourself, where is Parma located? This map will show you where you can find this hidden gem in Italy   This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support!     Palazzo della Pilotta This building was originally built for the Farnese family between the years 1583 […]

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General Info, Recipes

What’s a Spritz? How It’s Made & Why Italians Love It

What’s a Spritz? A Spritz is a popular apéritif found in Italy and popular in the Spring and Summer because of its refreshing taste. It is low in alcohol, aromatic with citrus and is slightly bitter. It is easy to make and perfect for any time of day or even any occasion. The orange is an unmistakable vibrant color and easily spotted on the cafe tables when walking the streets of Italy. It is also made […]

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