Fire Masters of Venice

As we prepare to start the 4th of July weekend with a bang, I’m reminded of some of Italy’s most famous “fuochi d’artifico” (artificial fire) displays. Although the Chinese are credited with the invention of fireworks, the Italians are said to have brought fireworks into the realm of celebration. Varying accounts note that the Crusaders … Continue reading Fire Masters of Venice


My Kind of Town – Ferrara

Sinatra said it best, together with Chicago; Ferrara is one town that won’t let you down and one of my favorite seeing and savoring sites in Italy. If you’re traveling in Northern Italy and you want to get outside the beltway and travel outside the box, consider Ferrara. It is just enough off the tourist … Continue reading My Kind of Town – Ferrara