Pienza, Italy

Pienza | A Tuscan Town Not To Be Missed!

Pienza, Italy Pienza is a small town situated in the Val d’Orcia, in the southern part of Tuscany. Located in the middle between Montepulciano and Montalcino, Pienza is part of the province of Siena, which is about 50 kilometers away. You can see where this beautiful area is located in Italy by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/maps/vZxMgrZwZMp We took a full day bus tour from Florence with Pienza being one of the stops. Pienza is famous for its pecorino cheese! We […]

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Pitti Palace

Pitti Palace | Emphasis on the Breathtaking Ceilings

Pitti Palace, Florence Italy The Pitti Palace is a must-see on your travel itinerary when in Florence. It was a real treat walking through these grand halls and image yourself living there. There is so much to see, you really need to schedule your time accordingly. There are different areas you can explore and each area is part of a multi-ticket you can purchase. So, if you have more time to spend, see more of […]

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Food, Recipes

Versatile Frittata

Frittata A frittata is an easy way of making an omelet but sending it to the next level. It is wonderful for lunch or a light dinner served with a side salad. You could even serve this on the side of a nice french onion or tomato soup. Try it and let us know what you think. The possibilities are endless!   Serves 4-6 Slice into wedges   Ingredients 1/2 cup grated Pecorino 2 tbsp. roughly […]

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Italy, Tips

Tips for Travel to Italy for the First Time

Tips for Travel to Italy for the First Time So you’re thinking about heading to Italy? It is one of our favorite countries and one that we are in the process of obtaining citizenship. Having been a few times, it occurred to me that many people have not had the pleasure of traveling there. This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission […]

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Food, General Info

11 of the Best Foods of Italy

11 of the Best Foods of Italy 11 of the best foods of Italy is our subject today but really, how can we limit it to just eleven? It was very difficult and of course, we really had to just eliminate pasta in general. After all, there are so many varieties available and fresh is always preferred. In thinking about our recent trips to Italy, here are our eleven top ‘go to’ foods we enjoyed […]

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General Info

How Frescoes Were Made

How Were Frescoes Made? Have you ever wondered how frescoes were made by the great masters of the Italian Renaissance including Giotto, Raphael, and Michelangelo? I was fascinated when I learned exactly how they created breathtaking paintings that most still look amazing today.   This post contains affiliate links. When you click on a link, we receive a small percentage of an affiliate sale without any cost to you. Thank you for your support!     A fresco is a […]

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