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Italy Bound?

Hordes of tourist visit the Trevi fountain in the heart of Rome's historic center (Photo credit: Daniel Eden).

Hordes of tourist visit the Trevi fountain in the heart of Rome’s historic center (Photo credit: Daniel Eden).

Town squares and beaches full of summer vacationers here have gotten me thinking about visiting Italy. No, not for me, for you! If I’d never been to Italy, what would I really want to know before setting off? I’m not thinking about the general guidebook information—when to visit the Vatican, must-see Italian art, car or train transportation—but the insider tips you wish someone shared with you before you made your plans. So many of our friends ask us for advice, so I thought I would share a few thoughts here. Remember that all advice reflects the values, experiences and individual interests of the advice giver, so be sure to gather lots of different viewpoints before you plan your Italian adventure of a lifetime. And seasoned Italophiles please chime in with your own thoughts . . . Read more

Pizzicata

Classic disused doorway in Cisternino (Photo by Massimiliano Morabito, 2012)

Classic disused doorway in Cisternino (Photo by Massimiliano Morabito, 2012).

One of the pleasures of spending more time in a place you thought you already knew well is the gradual development of a deeper relationship. Like an onion, we’re peeling back the layers of the Valle d’Itria. As we go, we’re confirming some basic truths while discovering genuine surprises. Happily, most of these are the welcome kind, although we sometimes we find ourselves scratching our heads in puzzlement, trying to figure it all out. Read more

The Deep South

A door in Salento, Italy's deep south.

A door in Salento, Italy’s deep south.

Years ago we loaded our three children into our Volkswagen Westphalia camper and took off across the United States. From California to Washington, D.C., we drove for weeks and weeks under the summer sun alongside cornfields, deserts and a troubling proliferation of big box shopping malls. We visited the Corn Palace in South Dakota, Yellowstone National Park and just about every Frank Lloyd Wright building still standing. Now that we live in Italy, I sometimes think about this apocryphal family expedition and marvel at the vastness of the continental United States. The feeling is especially acute when we venture anywhere outside of our own region in southern Italy, Unlike the U.S., you only need to travel 50 miles to know that you’re in another world altogether. Read more

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Gracefully Global Blog

Where travel adventures never begin with a trip to the local monument.

Italy....and Me

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My Sardinian Life

photography, expat tales and short stories from a wandering waitress

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A different point of view on travelling, living and loving Italy.

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My experiences living in Puglia and other places

Girl in Florence

A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life: passionate about food & wine | random moments | and travel

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Life's simple pleasures

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A resource and running commentary on stylish London

Puglia Kitchen

sapori, profumi e visioni culinarie made in puglia

Cantine Menhir

News from Salento... where the sun warms the spirit, water refreshes the mind, food whets the palate, land feeds the soul, and the wine... awakens the passion.

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