Entries from My Place in the Sun tagged with 'Italy'

PhotoHunt: colorful

A (pouting) member of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican City wearing his colorful uniform. A colorful presentation of the Cassata Siciliana, a dessert made with sponge cake layered with ricotta cheese, chocolate or vanilla filling, and topped with...

PhotoHunt: Dark

Rome after dark ... Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

PhotoHunt: hanging

Hanging out at the Spanish Steps in Rome Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!...

Cavalleria Rusticana

While writing yesterday's entry on Dante's church I was constantly reminded of the beautiful classical piece that played at the church. I visited Santa Margherita de' Cerchi many times during my month stay in Florence in 2001 and heard this...

Dante's Church

Sometime last month while commenting to Anne about her upcoming trip to Florence, I mentioned Dante's church. She was curious to know more about this church and I had promised to do a blog entry as soon as I...

PhotoHunt: bad hair

Bad (flying) hair of a participant of the historical parade during a jousting tournament in Foligno, Umbria....

Florence

Anne is going to Florence!...

Palermo: Shrine of San Giuseppe

Humble shrine in an alley not far from where my relatives live in Palermo. On the feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, the shrine is decorated with flowers and candles. Sfinci di San Giuseppe - Sicilian doughnuts - are made...

Bella Napoli

Naples: intimidating. frenetic, chaotic, noisy, grubby, vibrant, alive, fascinating, extraordinary, exciting, charming, ancient … The saying is “See Naples and Die”. Well, I’m dying to see Naples again. Located at the end one of the liveliest streets in Naples –...

Amalfi

I spent five days in Sorrento and on the only day that it didn't rain, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day and get on the bus to the town of Amalfi. Initially, I had plans to...

Sorrento

It was November, and it was cold and drizzly but Sorrento was still a marvelous place. A monument at the Circumvesuviana train station to Giambattista de Curtis, the lyricist of "Torna a Surriento". His brother, Ernesto, wrote the music. The...

Sunset on the Island of Elba

One of my favorite pictures from my Elba album....

Rome: Fontana del Mascherone - Fountain of the Mask

This fountain is located on Via Giulia, backed up against a wall behind the Palazzo Farnese. It was built in the 17th century, using recycled materials from early Roman ruins and commissioned by the Farnese family. The fountain is...

Foligno: Giostra della Quintana

Foligno is an Umbrian town, 25 miles south-east of Perugia and the Giostra della Quintana is a medieval jousting tournament with the participation of Foligno’s ten neighborhoods. The competition is preceded by a historical parade, with town folks wearing period...

Street Musicians in Florence

I can almost hear the music this very enthusiastic quartet is playing......

Santa Margherita Ligure

I've been to Santa Margherita Ligure twice, in 2001 and 2002. It is an excellent base for exploring Cinque Terre and other villages and towns in the Ligurian coast. It has a pretty piazza overlooking the water and beautiful buildings...

Votive Trees in the Cathedral in Florence

My son took this picture on our trip to Florence in 2002. Our visit was a few days after New Year's and the city was beautifully alight with holiday lights. The Cathedral was dark inside and the votive trees looked...

Venice: Shopping at the Rialto Market

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Please do not touch the piggies

In the Fall of 2001 I spent a month in an apartment in Florence and made several day trips to other towns in Tuscany. On my way to the train station I'd stop at this salumeria to buy my picnic...

Italian cats

In Foligno, near the train station. In one of the villages in Cinque Terre. On the island of Elba. In Naples. In Murano....

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