Author Archives: TheGrazieGirl

How to Travel to Italy When You Can’t Get There

Even I can’t get to Italy as much as I would like, and this blog is dedicated to traveling to Italy and general travel tips and news. What do I do? I look back at my pictures of my many trips to relive those experiences and to generate excitement to plan my next trip. Now […]

Fun in the Sun: Where is The Grazie Girl?

With my new foray into social media — The Grazie Girl is now on Instagram — I’m looking at my travel photos in a different way. First, and most obvious, as I look back on the pictures I have taken, the wonderful memories are rushing through my mind. And I can’t wait to go back […]

Travel Tip: Do You Really Have to Turn Off Your Device on Your Flight?

Nowadays travelers have numerous electronic devices with them during their flight. On my last trip to Italy, I used my IPad more for in-flight entertainment than what the airline had to offer. That being said, all airlines request passengers to turn all devices off during takeoff and landing. I noticed on my last flight that […]

Travel Tips: How I Tip from “The Travel Cocktail”

My new, absolute favorite blog — The Travel Cocktail. I will be including more pieces that have appeared on the blog, but I highly recommend taking a peak yourself. Especially interesting is the amount of information about the Amalfi Coast, a trip I am considering for next summer. So enjoy! ***** Its always a daunting task […]

The Streets of Italy

Originally posted on Travel in Europe Blog:
Big cities or small, Italy has interesting streets. I love walking the small streets as they wind through a city. Some are pedestrian only which means people and scooters, Scooters are everywhere in Italy. It is a way of life. As you walk along a small street, especially…

An Alternative Guide To Rome: Going Off The Beaten Path

Originally posted on Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.:
You don’t want to be one of those tourists – paying €10 for a pizza in a restaurant near the Trevi Fountain, and ordering off a menu that comes in six languages. Pizza is great, but it shouldn’t cost €10.…

Why Everyone Should Live In Italy At Least Once In Their Lives

Originally posted on Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.:
Savonarola’s preaching attracted huge crowds to Florence Cathedral – like much of the city, Botticelli had come under his sway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I often write from a cynical point of view in a tone that is best described as…

Fairy Tale Alberobello in the Itria Valley

In my past posts you would have read about Gio and Francesco from Green Italy Tours (picture below) who very happily showed me around Puglia. One of my favorite places that I visited with them was … Source: Fairy Tale Alberobello in the Itria Valley

Italian Lakes and Spa Day: Sirmione

What timing! I just returned from Lake Garda–stay tuned for my stories–and just published this piece about Sirmione, one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda. So enjoy! Read Heartrome

Italy Hotels: My Dream Hotel in Positano

via Instagram My #dream hotel in Positano, Italy. What is your dream hotel stay?