Category Archives: Italy

Easy Travel Day to Nice, France

The Moth podcast story I listened to today was told by a woman from Nice, France.  How odd is it that I started to write about my trip to Nice just this morning?  It felt like a little nudge for … Continue reading

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Arrivederci Toscana

My last full day in Tuscany was a beautiful but quiet one.  It was Friday, which meant my globetrotting friends Michelle and Lynne were leaving in the afternoon for Sao Paulo and Istanbul.  And the guys decided to spend the … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre: Trains, Boats, and Automobiles

On Thursday, September 6 at 8AM, our group of 12 set off for a drive out to the Italian coast (Lynnie stayed home- we missed you!).  I’d been hanging around the villa for the most of the week but this … Continue reading

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The Best Birthday (Week)!

I used my birthday as an excuse to get a group of wonderful people together in Tuscany.  I suppose it’s not everyday you turn FORTY but honestly, I felt embarrassed about all the attention I got.  Everyone was kind enough … Continue reading

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Castle Just Over the Hill

During our correspondence, Valentina from the villa told us about this castle nearby, just over the hill.  I didn’t think very much of it at first but it came up again when I was doing my research for Tuscany, and … Continue reading

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It’s My Holiday and I’ll Stay Home If I Want to

I have a lot of friends who are type As, most of whom live/thrive in New York.   The topic sometimes comes up for discussion; what makes one a type A, who is and who is not a type A, is … Continue reading

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A Dream Villa

The week I spent in Villa di Masseto in Tuscany seems like a dream now that I look back on it.  It’s still a bit hard to believe that we were all really there.  Some of my dear friends could … Continue reading

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