Tag Archive: Italian

Giardino Giusti

  Cross a bridge over the Adige to a sparsely trafficked corner of Verona, and you’re rewarded with a patch of green that evokes glamour, mystique, and corteggiamento – courtship. This living artscape, the Giardino Giusti,… Continue reading

Bellagio, Italy

  Under the northern Italian sun, sapphire water meets lush mountainside to cradle cobblestone stairways that wind between pastel-colored villas and flower-adorned windowsills. The cobbled steps climb toward cafés and gelaterie, and descend… Continue reading

Museo Alfa Romeo

  Ferrari. Lamborghini. Pagani. Maserati. Fashionable Italy is, unsurprisingly, home to many a fashionable luxury car manufacturer. But luxury isn’t the only automobile option in il bel paese, “the beautiful country.” Somewhere between a sleek… Continue reading

Milan, Italy

  For as many times as I’ve been in Italy, I’ve somehow never made it to Milan. And when I finally decide to go, I’m told there isn’t much to see, that I… Continue reading

Look up! Milan

Look! Up there! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman…stunning architecture in Milan? Is it just me, or does it feel like you’re constantly looking up in this city? One of my… Continue reading

Duomo di Milano

  Sì, it’s Instagramable in the twilight hours when the square is empty, when water puddles linger here and there, when the pigeons are your only company. But there is more to the Duomo… Continue reading

The Incidental Roman Affair, Part I: Gelato e Baci

It’s a pleasantly crisp February morning as the sun shines brightly over Piazza del Risorgimento. Mischievous gusts of wind whip through narrow, cobbled streets as The Eternal City relishes a leisurely start to another wonderfully… Continue reading

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica              

Most people probably wouldn’t describe Costa Rica’s capital of San José as conventionally beautiful. In fact, most people come for the beaches/rainforest (that’s me!)/nature. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t find beauty… Continue reading

When Life (or a Coworker) Brings You Lemons…Make Limoncello!

One April morning, I find lemons in the office kitchen. Bags and bags of lemons. Somebody’s fruit-bearing trees have produced more of the yellow fruit than the family can consume. Score! Coincidentally, I’ve… Continue reading

Italian Warmth

I’ve long said that Italians are some of the warmest people. They’re welcoming and inclusive, and they’re generous regardless of economic status. They are quick to befriend, quick to love. Quick to temper,… Continue reading

My Favorite (Italian) Things

When Maria sings about her favorite things in The Sound of Music, it’s a marvel nothing on her list is Italian…especially considering how close Austria is to Italy. So, I’ve made up my… Continue reading