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Postcards from Italy

A "postcard" is a short travel essay about a specific thing or event. It is shorter than a trip report, but is not detailed travel notes. It is intended to convey a feeling or a moment in a trip (or in life in Italy). These are our postcards for Italy.

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Italy Postcards

Emotions and Images: Musings on the Regions of Italy.

Classes, Guides, Etc.

Awaiting Table Cooking School: Description of a week spent at the Awaiting Table Cooking School in Lecce, Italy.

Campania Wine Country Tour: Tour of Campania Wine Country with Barbara and Federico of Savor the Sannino.

Cooking in Florence - Our Day with Diva: Taking a cooking class at Divina Cucina.

Cooking Classes in Florence, Review of Apicius Culinary Institute: A month at Apicius, a professional culinary school in Florence.

Cooking in Cortona: Cooking class with Alessandra Federici in Cortona.

A Delectable Gourmet Walking Tour of Bologna: Food tour of Bologna with Cook Italy.

Eating – and Cooking! – Gluten Free in Bologna: Dining and cooking class experience in Bologna.

Learning Italian with Lucca Italian School: Experience learning Italian in Lucca.

Parliamo, Bolognalingua Language School: A week of language classes with Bolognalingua.

Peter Kilby, Tour Guide: Experiences with guide, Peter Kilby, in Rome and Tuscany.

Studying Italian in Bologna with Bolognalingua: Over two weeks of language classes with Bolognalingua.

Ultimate Umbrian Experiences, Wine and Food: A tour of the Paola Bea winery, near Montefalco and a cooking class with Letizia of Alla Madonna Del Piatto, near Assisi.

Wonderful Cooking School in Lecce Italy: Cooking week at the Awaiting Table Cooking School in Lecce, Italy

Northern Italy

Finding Piedmont - The Land of Dirty Feet: Finding a home in the Piedmont region in northern Italy.

Looking for Love in Verona: A visit to the setting for Romeo and Juliet, written in English and Italian.

A Remo (by oar), Sweet Venetian Evenings: A lovely evening in Venice.

They Call Me MR. Spritz: A Venetian Cat Tale: A popular Venice drink and a wonderful neighborhood cat.

Off the Beaten Track in August - Northern Italy: Things to do in the heat of the summer.

Sacro Monte di Crea: Walking to paradise in the Monferrato.

Central Italy

A Daytrip from Rome: Swimming at Anzio: Linda, her daughter in-law and granddaughter travel via train from Rome to Anzio for a day of swimming.

Free Things to Do in Rome: List of free places to visit in Rome.

Reunion in Umbria: Students of FSU Study Center have a reunion more than 30 years later.

San Liberato Monastery & Ristorante - Sarnano, Le Marche: Describing the rebirth of the monasteries in Le Marche.

My Italian Community: Friends made in northern Lazio.

Siena - Cena in Contrada: A Contrada dinner in Siena - eating and drinking in the neighborhood.

La Foce and La Porta: A day trip to the La Foce estate and gardens south of Pienza and lunch at La Porta in Monticchiello.

Le Labbra di Giada: A stay at the Calcione estate in Tuscany and a special wine, written in English and Italian.

When You Just Have to be in Siena for the Weekend: Traveling from England to the Chianti countryside for a weekend.

No Sagra for You!: Sagre (festivals) you can attend in May in Tuscany, and why you many not want to.

A Day Trip to the Tarot Garden: A day on the southern Tuscany coast visiting the beach, Capalbio, the Tarot Garden, and Grosseto.

The Road to Volpaia, and Beyond: From Florence to Siena, with a mid-day stop in Volpaia.

A Visit to Fonte Verde Spa: Natural hot springs spa in San Casciano dei Bagni, southern Tuscany.

My visit to Norcia, the pork capital of Italy: A short trip to this small town in eastern Umbria.

A Day on Lago di Bracciano: Lakeside lunch, touring the castle in Bracianno, on Lake Bracciano north of Rome.

The Madonna's Night on the Town: Trastevere's Festa de' Noantri (Procession of the Madonna del Carmine) in Rome.

My Rome Marathon, Madness or Miracle?: Two women in their 50s run their first marathone - in Rome!

The Italian Wedding: Going to a wedding in San Quirico d'Orcia, a small village in Tuscany.

Picking Olives - A First Hand Account: Experiencing the olive harvest.

Tuscan Olive Harvest : Another first-hand account of helping at an agriturismo in Tuscany, arranged through the Wwoof program.

Making Rosso with the Canalis: Gail participates in the autumn wine-making experience with the family of Vincenzo and Secondina Canali, in Casperia.

King of the Foggy Bottoms: Tim and Rina go in search of Culatello.

The Town Was Sacked, the Garden Flourished: Afternoon spent at the Ninfa Gardens.

Southern Italy

A Day Hike in Sardinia: description of a hike from near the town of Baunei down to the beach at Cala Goloritzè.

An Unexpected Swim in The Blue Grotto: Capri, walking from Anacapri to the Blue Grotto for an after hours swim.

Going Home, A Mystery Solved: Finding family roots in a small village in Sicily.

Debut on the Sorrento Webcam: How one traveler found slowtrav.com, found the Sorrento Webcam and, like the rest of us, became obsessed with it.

On the Bus to Olbia: A public bus trip one morning on Sardinia.

Study Italian in Sicily: Paula studied at 3 different language schools in 3 different cities in Sicily.

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