How We Choose Our Italian Travel Itineraries 

  Travel is now more precious than ever. Being denied the right of movement and the ability to satisfy our wanderlust, many of us are left with a sense of Kirkian longing to explore, seek out and boldly go on that long awaited vacation we’ve been dreaming about. It’s only when we lose what we …

The Race of the Ceri -A Symbol to ReOpen Italy Amid COVID-19

We have seen and experienced the force of COVID-19 but the ceri has a life force of its own. Watch the movement of the ceri!    The medieval hill town of Gubbio in Umbria is imposing and evocative. Its location, history and buildings create a suggestive feeling of an ancient past. I first visited Gubbio to …

A Romantic Remembrance of Italy

The terraces of Lake Como and Bellagio, the lagoons and calli of Venice, Juliet's balcony and strolling along the Adige in Verona, castle turrets, beautiful and historic cities, romantic gardens, inspiring statutes and works of iconic art, breathtaking landscapes that can't possibly be real. Italy is a country of allure and romance. Mysterious and adventurous; a country …

You Can’t Keep a Good Church Down

  The Church of San Geminiano in Venice has faced many challenges. One of great architectural  churches of Venice it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in the course of its history. Located in Piazza San Marco, on the opposite side to the Basilica, it was among the most decorated churches of Venice in …