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The Curious Guide

“We have to be curious when we travel in Italy.” Luisella Romeo reminds us of this in her interview with Italy Chronicles on April 6. Her curiosity is certainly one of the traits that makes her a great tour guide. … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luisella Romeo

Luisella Romeo’s reputation preceded her. I had heard so much about her knowledge and passion for Venice before I got to meet her last summer. I was also delighted to have her contribute to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

Ancient kitchens in the Ospedaletto? A farmer’s market at the women’s prison? A late night library? These are some of the intriguing places included in a recent article in Italy Magazine, which I thought I’d share with you today: “The … Continue reading

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The Little Wicket

Henry James said of Venice in 1872: “There are trailers who think the place odious, and those who are not of this opinion often find themselves wishing that the others were only more numerous. The sentimental tourists’ sole quarrel with … Continue reading

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Shmoozer Convention

What do people go to travel conventions for? Is it the drawings for free trips? The stacks of brochures? Brightly colored shoulder bags proclaiming things like, “Palm Springs: Like No Place Else!”? I went to hear Rick Steves and to … Continue reading

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