Travel has taken off again with a name that makes it sound like there’s a vendetta to be won…revenge travel! Simultaneously, COVID is not yet done with us, and while we dream of hitting the road again and even go so far as to make plans, when the travel date is imminent, anxiety sets in. … Continue reading Time For Takeoff!
Piazza della Pietra Hello my friends, it has been a long time since I have added anything to my blog. Life under lock-down didn't was mostly uninspiring as we couldn't go anywhere. Over the last month however, life has been moving in an uplifting direction and I was finally able to spend a weekend in … Continue reading Una Fine Settimana a Roma…A weekend in Rome
Photo by Kim Gorga on Unsplash La gallina, or is it a chicken? La gallina vecchia fa buon brodo is and old Italian saying that comes from farmers that literally translates to "an old hen makes good broth." The meaning behind this is that with age comes experience that makes someone particularly good at something. Living in Italy … Continue reading La Gallina Vecchia Fa Buon Brodo
The holidays are unfolding a bit differently this year for many of us around the world. Here in Piemonte, instead of the big family gathering of 20+ people we are used to, Christmas will be an intimate affair, but there will be no shortage of good food on the table, a nice bottle of wine, … Continue reading Buon Natale
I have always loved the mountains and I remember my first train ride to Piemonte fondly as the train chugged its way through the Maritime Alps from the city of Ventimiglia to the town of Fossano in the region of Piedmont. I had been invited by family friends to come and visit as I was … Continue reading Pis del Pesio, Hiking in the Maritime Alps.
The Rolling Hills of the Langhe. It’s hard to believe almost two weeks have gone by since my last post. Life is finally starting to feel normal again with a few added safety measures. We can actually plan activities in our region for our free time and dream about a future when things are truly … Continue reading A Spasso…A Walk Around the Vineyards of La Morra
What a strange spring it’s been or rather what a perfect spring it would be if it weren’t for the Covid19 virus. As far as the weather is concerned, I can honestly say it's the nicest spring we’ve had in the last five or six years. A real spring with lots of warm sunny days … Continue reading Foraging for Flowers
Beauty at home, yes but we are used to a bigger world. The most important people in my life minus Filippo who is taking the picture enjoying homemade Tiramisu which literally "means pick me up!" Tomorrow is beginning of the path to freedom, fase due, phase two, after this long quarantine. The first thing we … Continue reading Fare Due Passi
Easter is nearly here, we have just finished our first month of national quarantine and have survived 6 weeks of homeschooling. We are officially enjoying our Easter holiday although it doesn't really feel any different from anything else right now. No video lessons but there is still more than enough homework due right after the … Continue reading Buona Pasqua…Happy Easter
The past few weeks have strangely both flown by and dragged by. While things were gradually shutting down after finishing my last tour at the end of February, I still couldn't imagine the storm that was brewing. I am not sure I want to imagine what is yet to come. There has been an amazing … Continue reading Speranza…Keeping Hope Alive