Travel

Independent Rail Travel in Italy: Fun and Frustration

October 2021 |
L’articolo descrive il sistema dei treni. In italia, i treni sono un mezzo di trasporto molto utile e comune. L’autrice spiega la differenza fra i tipi di treni e le agenzie diverse. Lei spiega anche dove si possono comprare i biglietti: alla...

In Montefalco, the Importance of the Heart

September 2021 |
L’articolo parla di Suor Giacinta, chi abita nel convento Montefalco Augustinian. La scrittrice (Anne Robichaud) è andata in italia, e la suora era la sua guida. Suor Giacinta ha più di 90 anni ma è piena di energia. Suor Giacinta ha portato Anne a...

Sant'Eufemia is Spoleto's Jewel

September 2021 |
Spoleto’s Church of Sant’Eufemia has been aptly described as “a jewel of a church, situated inside the courtyard of archbishop’s palace and inspiring a profound sense of welcome, fascinating us with its sobriety and the purity of its unadulterated...

Saints of Montefiascone

August 2021 |
As of the 6th century B.C., an Etruscan town flourished on the shores of Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, in present-day Montefiascone. Many archaeologists even indicate the Montefiascone area as site of the most important...

Italian Cemeteries Are Fascinating and Free!

August 2021 |
L’articolo descrive i cimiteri in italia che tutti una storia antica. Ad esempio, il cimitero a Venezia (sull’isola San Michele) è quasi un labirinto e si trovano le tombe di Sergei Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, e Ezra Pound. A sud del fiume Arno a...

U.S. Passengers Can Now Board Covid-Tested Flights to Italy

June 2021 |
This article first appeard in The Local on May 15, 2021.  https://www.thelocal.it/20210515/latest-italy-to-reopen-to-us-tourists-on-covid-tested-flights/ U.S. airline Delta has announced it will allow “all customers” to board its Covid-tested...

The Cruise Ships of Venice

June 2021 |
When first reported, the ban of cruise ships larger than 40,000 tons in Venice was met with cheers of victory by local environmental groups and by those seeking some constraints on tourism. In questioning its implementation, though, the details are...

The Gardens of the Villa D’Este at Tivoli: Unmissable Without the Crowds

June 2021 |
At the end of October, we found ourselves in Rome with a cancelled return flight to England, but it was not difficult to plan how to spend the next few days until we could return home. We were spoiled for choice. All the usual sights were uncrowded...

From Fascism to Tourism: The Foro Italico 

May 2021 |
After our return flight to England was cancelled, were we upset? On the contrary, an extra three days in Rome before the next available flight, in glorious sunny weather without the crowds was a bonus. We decided to visit places outside the centro...
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