category archives: travel

  you may know that genova (genoa), italy was a maritime republic whose economic power peaked during the late 16th and early 17th centuries.  at that time, the genovese aristocracy developed a public network of private palaces to host state visitors.  42 of the palazzi dei rolli (palaces of the lists) are now unesco world […]

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  during our recent holiday in italy, my husband, bob, and i decided to visit cantina antinori nel chianti classico (antinori winery in chianti classico) enroute from firenze (florence) to the beach at forte dei marmi. in 2012, the antinori family moved their corporate headquarters from florence to bargino, which is located in the chianti […]

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  what do you think of when you think of florence (firenze), italy? probably, the cupola (dome) designed, engineered, and constructed for the duomo (cathedral) by filippo brunelleschi (1377-1446).  view of florence from la leggenda dei frati restaurant, located in the giardino bardini (bardini gardens) photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace   piazza del duomo […]

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even if you consider yourselves ‘travelers’ instead of ‘tourists’, your vacation plans sometimes include some tourist activities. during our recent holiday to the italian riviera, my husband, bob, and i planned a day trip to the cinque terre (five lands).  the five scenic seaside villages of monterosso al mare, vernazza, corniglia, manarola, and riomaggiore are […]

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forte dei marmi, italy is the most beautiful beach resort that my husband, bob, and i have ever visited.  especially, if you love to walk on the beach like we do. we enjoy the beach so much that forte dei marmi has become one of our favorite italian holiday destinations. hotel principe forte dei marmi […]

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