Category My Italian Adventures

The Top 10 Things You Must See & Do in Italy

Italy is rich with so many things to do, see, and learn. And while there are the cliché things to do, some of those cliché things to do are worth it. You have to, for instance, take a gondola ride in Venice, take the thumbs up/thumbs down picture in the Roman Colosseum, rub “Il Porcellino’s” […]

Where Should You Travel Next in Italy? Try Lake Garda

As The Grazie Girl, I’m always planning my next vacation in Italy. And where have I been? Well, I’m going to boast a little now. I’ve visited Venice, Florence, Rome, many towns and villages throughout Tuscany with my favorite being Lucca, Sorrento, Positano and several other towns along the Amalfi Coast, Sicily with my favorite […]

What is the Top Choice for a Cheap Hotel Room?

The answer is easier than you think. And there are many aspects to consider when choosing hotel rooms on the cheap– from air conditioning in the summer to the cleanliness of the room and, more importantly, the bathroom. However, the one aspect that many might not think is possible for a cheap hotel room is […]

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 […]

Travel Memory of the Week: Venice, 1994

My travels began when I was only 16-years-old. I was lucky to travel on a school trip to Spain. Yet I would not travel out of the country again for another ten years. My grandmother and I traveled with my cousins to London 1993 with the now defunct Club ABC Tours. What came next was […]

The Grazie Girl’s New Clapway Feature: Top 5 Spots to Eat in Rome Now

Here’s my third article featured in the “Tips” section of Clapway.com. Check it out on Clapway and share it. Let me know what you think. Pasqualino al Colosseo I have been to Rome three times, and every time I go I cannot get enough of the Colosseum. There’s nothing like walking on via dei Fori […]

New Grazie Girl Article on Clapway: Top 7 Things To Do in Florence

Check out The Grazie Girl’s new feature on Clapway! Just click the title to link to the website, and spread the word. Top 7 Alternative Things To Do in Florence

Memories of Rome (2011)

Looking up in the Pantheon… the Map Room in the Vatican (of course, it’s more majestic in person… and the beauty of Piazza Navona. The dolce vita for sure!

Where to Stay in Positano, Italy

Arriving in Italy I might as well have been Rose or Lottie from the 1992 film Enchanted April. Based on Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, Rose and Lottie escape the heat and humidity of 1920s London, arriving at night after a long, arduous journey to an Italian castle on the Mediterranean. They are hot, hungry, […]

The Grazie Girl’s TOP 15 List: Favorite Experiences in Florence

Ok. You got me. I could not narrow it down to the typical Top 10 list. In fact, narrowing down my favorites to 15 was difficult. Florence is that good! 15.  Gazing at the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno from afar. Honestly, I avoided walking across the Ponte Vecchio as much as I could. It’s […]