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Travels in Italy

Beyond the Walls

(click on pictures to enlarge) The Vatican State encompasses a huge area (about 110 acres) just east of the Tiber in the city of Rome. It is completely surrounded by walls over 30 ft high, except for the part in … Continue reading

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Peeping Through a Keyhole

(click on pictures to enlarge) Yes I peeped through a keyhole!  Just in case you’re wondering if this is a confession of  voyeurism, I must tell you that I don’t do this on a regular basis. It all started one … Continue reading

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Grotesque

(click on pictures to enlarge) Grotesque is a word that I might have used to describe the chairs shown above which I saw in a furniture store window a few days ago. However, last Saturday, I visited the Domus Aurea … Continue reading

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2015 Started With a Band

(click on pictures to enlarge) Happy New Year to all my readers or as they say here, ‘Auguri di Buon Anno’. Auguri is a great word and covers good wishes for many occasions including birthdays, as well as wishing people … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From Rome

(click on pictures to enlarge) Merry Christmas to all my readers or as they say here in Rome, Buon Natale. This is our second Christmas in Rome and like rituals in all cities, many things are the same such as … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Tuscan Trip

(click on pictures to enlarge) Fidz had been wanting to see an exhibition of contemporary art at a gallery in San Gimigniano, Tuscany for a long time so since the weather is still fairly warm and sunny, we decided to … Continue reading

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Prosciutto di Parma

(click on pictures to enlarge) I am not a great meat eater and so I’m not drawn to the meat section of the market unless we want something specific. However, we noticed that there was always a long line-up at … Continue reading

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A Week in Veneto

(click on pictures to enlarge) We just got back from a week spent in the Veneto region with two friends from Toronto. The plan was to spend 2 days each in Venice, Vicenza and Padova. Going from Rome to Venice … Continue reading

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Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)

(Click on pictures to enlarge) We are going back to Canada soon and my niece asked me to bring her back some parmesan. I only recently discovered that it is perfectly legal to bring cheese into Canada as long as … Continue reading

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The Volto Santo in Lucca

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