Margie Longano Miklas

Margie Longano Miklas, contributing writer

Second-Generation Italian

October 2017
I was born in Cleveland and so were my parents, but all four of my grandparents were born in Italy. So, I am second-generation Italian and proud of my Italian heritage. My maternal grandparents are from Sicily or Sicilia. They both were born in...


Some of Italy’s Most Popular Churches for Weddings

July 2017
It is widely known that Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world. So it comes as no surprise that many couples choose Italy as their wedding destination. With a church on practically every corner, engaged couples have many choices....


Caffè Florian in Venice

June 2015
When you're in Venice, why not splurge? Caffè Florian is a must-see, just like riding a gondola is a must-do. The oldest caffè in Italy, and one of the oldest in Europe, Caffè Florian is definitely one of a kind. Located in St...


Focus on Milan in 2015

January 2015
If you are planning a trip to Italy this spring or summer, you probably are finding that many of the hotels are already booked, particularly in northern Italy. The reason for this is Expo 2015, to be held in Milan. Beginning May 1, the city of...


Peggy Guggenheim Art Museum in Venice

October 2014
The Peggy Guggenheim Museum has become one of the top tourist attractions in Venice. Located directly on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro neighborhood of Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is particularly a favorite of those who are modern art...


In Italy It's All about the Food

August 2014
Mention Italy and one of the first things anyone talks about is the food. Italians certainly pride themselves in this single most important aspect of their culture, and each region in Italy is known for its own specialty meals. While it would take...


Andrea Bocelli Live in Concert - Priceless

July 2014
If you ever have the opportunity to see Andrea Bocelli live in concert, buy tickets as soon as they go on sale. Don't wait, because they will sell out quickly. You will not regret your decision - I can guarantee you this from personal...


Some of Italy's Most Popular Churches for Weddings

May 2014
It is widely known that Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world. So it comes as no surprise that many couples choose Italy as their wedding destination. With a church on practically every corner, engaged couples have many choices....


Garden Tours in Italy

March 2014
Garden tours in Italy seem to be particularly popular with travelers from Australia and the UK. In fact, most of the escorted garden tour packages originate in those places. But there are plenty of other opportunities to arrange a guided tour of...


Men's Fashion Trends in Italy

February 2014
Italy has long been considered a fashion capital, and many say it is indeed the fashion capital of the world. Milan is the city most known for style, design and fashion for both men and women. Fashion Week in Milan occurs four times a year, twice...


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