July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best are highlighted below.
There are also a few big feast days/events celebrated during July.…Continue Reading
Beaches in Abruzzo don’t get much press. They are far from most tourist sites. But that’s exactly what makes them enjoyable.
We had an opportunity – thanks to, of all things, a winning raffle ticket – to visit the Abruzzo seaside town of Giulianova.…Continue Reading
People often ask me what it’s like living in Rome. And it’s hard to give an answer that pleases everyone.
There is the breathtaking beauty (the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s, a narrow alley in Centro, the fashionable people), as well as daily reminders of Rome’s unique character (nasoni fountains, commuting priests and nuns, ruins big and small).…Continue Reading
June is the month when Italy explodes with festivals, concerts, sagre, and more as summer gets underway.
Starting it all off is Republic Day on June 2. Look for a military parade and a tricolore flyover of military jets in Rome as well as smaller events throughout the country celebrating the anniversary of the Republic .…Continue Reading
I’ve always meant to visit the Museo di Roma. But in a city like Rome, where so many more sites and monuments are vying for attention, it was easy to put off a visit until “next time.”
I was drawn to the Museo di Roma at Palazzo Braschi for the view.…Continue Reading
The Mille Miglia, a vintage car race that makes a loop from Brescia to Rome each May, has been on my radar for almost a decade. This year, I finally got to see the spectacle as the cars paraded down Rome’s Via Veneto.…Continue Reading