snails are tasty little buggers

Foto friday – Sicilian food markets

Snails are tasty little buggers! (Palermo, Italy)


Mondello in the background

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

What comes to mind when you think of Sicily and it’s capital, Palermo? For me, it was the mafia, pizza and cannoli and not much else. I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t know too much about its history, culture or natural beauty before our visit. So when we … Continue Reading →


Tuscany is beautiful…blah blah blah…

Since the beauty of Tuscany’s rolling hills and ancient cities has been written about ad nauseum, we’ll just mention a few of our observations during our travels through Italy this time around. Puffy pants – Fashion here is quite a bit different than back in the States, but far and … Continue Reading →


Florence from the top of the Dome

Animated gesturing and tiny cars…

Ahh…Italy. Generally on everyone’s European travel itinerary. Who wouldn’t want to eat great food, drink luscious wines and immerse oneself in la dolce vita? We spent a few days in Milano, where our buddy Vincenzo schooled us in the Italian aperitivo. Basically, it’s a happy hour where you buy one … Continue Reading →