Category Archives: Italy

Foodie Notes

When it rains it pours. Scotty and I don’t usually go out to eat very often, preferring to cook at home. Unless the restaurant is really something special, I tend to enjoy homemade food over your standard dining-out fare. But … Continue reading

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The Rains in Rome…

Oh boy – Roman rain is intense. And it thwarted a few of our plans. Deciding that indoor venues were the right thing for us today we headed to the Pantheon. I was sort of expecting something like the Pantheon … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome

Today we got to see the Colosseum! And the Forum! And stumbled into a lovely little enclave in Rome that reminded me of the Latin Quarter in Paris. And enjoyed stuffed zucchini blossoms! And walked what felt like a hundred … Continue reading

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Vatican City

One of the major reasons behind our trip to Rome was that there is a statue at the Vatican that is very important to Scotty’s research. Scotty has spent so much time reading, research, and writing about this statue it … Continue reading

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Roma!

If anyone ever asked me for advice on visiting Rome, I would say, “Arrive at night and just walk around.” Scotty and I took an afternoon train from Arezzo to Rome and arrived around 6. Once we’d checked in to … Continue reading

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Chianti Excursions

While we were with my parents we took several day-trips to the surrounding towns. Our first was Montepulciano – one of many lovely Medieval towns in the area. Apparently Montepulciano recently served the the dubious role of movie set for … Continue reading

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Il Borro

My dad happens to be one of the best vacation planners around! More specifically he finds the most amazing accommodation. Our family trip to Mexico was a stunning success due to the huge house he found. And for our trip … Continue reading

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Arezzo

On Saturday Scotty and I flew from Edinburgh to Milan, took the train to Florence, spent the night and then took a train to Arezzo where we met up with my parents – who had come in from Paris the … Continue reading

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Alleyways: Siena

Siena – a town made up of alleys and winding byways.

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Photo Series: Alleyways

Yes, another photo series.  I seem to be in a bit of a rut here but am enjoying it very much.  For some reason the Color Series got me thinking of different ideas for sorting photos.  As my color series … Continue reading

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