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December 6, 2013

To Celebrate the Holidays:


100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 2nd Edition

Letters from Italy: Confessions, Adventures and Advice



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ONE of  My Favorite Places in Italy is ________________________

Write the first thing that comes to your mind. It can be a city, village, museum, restaurant, monument, shop, caffe, garden… For example…

The Sistine Chapel in Rome OR

Trattoria Sostanza in Florence OR

Villa Cimbrone in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast


I’ve never actually been to Italy, but I dream of riding a gondola along the Grand Canal in Venice…

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Letters from Italy: Confessions, Adventures, and Advice



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32 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2013 9:26 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is my local bar. Here I can check in withthe barmen and regular patrons, share the latest news and indulge in the best cappuccino on the planet. From the steamy, deep aroma of freshly ground espresso to the sweet, yeasty vapor that wafts from the heated breakfast cornetti case, I delight in the ritual of chat and sustenance that keeps me deeply rooted to my adopted community in Martina Franca, Puglia.

  2. Marsha permalink
    December 13, 2013 4:06 am

    I will visit Italy for the first time in 2014 and I cannot wait to visit ancient Greek temples in Sicily.

  3. Cheri J permalink
    December 11, 2013 8:23 am

    My favorite place so far in Italy is Umbria – whether it’s driving through the countryside to Orvieto, living in an old farmhouse near Perugia or enjoying a fabulous meal in a local Agriturismo. I plan on spending some of my retirement there!

  4. December 11, 2013 1:40 am

    The restaurant my friend and I ate at 3 out of 8 days when we stayed in Rome on Via Veneto. The mushroom fettuccine is still something I dream about.

  5. Pat permalink
    December 11, 2013 12:55 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is the lakes region. But really anywhere…I ❤️ Italy!

  6. Charina M. permalink
    December 10, 2013 8:04 pm

    I’ll be in Rome in July and I can’t wait to visit the Vatican Museums.

  7. Anna Conti permalink
    December 10, 2013 7:39 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Rome for sure. There is so much history and it is so beautiful. Although there are many beautiful cities in Italy, I cannot stay away from my ROMA!!

  8. Jo Chambers permalink
    December 10, 2013 6:59 pm

    One of my favourite places in Italy is sitting in Campo San Barnaba in Venice sipping a Spritz in the early evening summer sun. It’s the most relaxing place on Earth, watching the fruttivendolo selling from his boat while local kids play football in the square. Bliss!

  9. December 10, 2013 11:13 am

    Napoli – to wonder through the beautiful little streets where old and new meet, enjoying the picture postcard landscape of Vesuvius watching over the Bay of Naples, breathtakingly beautiful views – pure magic!

  10. Christine de Brenni permalink
    December 10, 2013 6:03 am

    Just one of my many favourite places in Italy is Palazzo Rinaldi in Noepoli, an artist residency in the small hilltop village.

  11. December 9, 2013 10:42 pm

    ONE of My Favorite Places in Italy is Residenza Paradiso in Trevi, Umbria. We spent 10 blissful days there taking the walking track to Trevi most days through the olive groves, relaxing by the swimming pool, watching the world out of the little viewing tower in casa del contadino and exploring neighbouring towns of Montefalco, Spello, Spoleto… and of course trying to communicate with my 20 words of Italian and her 10 words of English with the wonderful owner Emiliana!

  12. Linda S. permalink
    December 9, 2013 8:58 pm

    ONE of my favorite places in Italy is my cousins’ dining room in their inn in a small village near Bobbio, Piacenza, in northern Italy..

  13. December 9, 2013 4:50 pm

    I am SO inspired by all your favorites! Places I want to return to, places I haven’t been yet–thank you all so much for sharing.

  14. December 9, 2013 4:29 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Florence, where we go to celebrate Thanksgiving each year with our friends at their hotel. Always fun!

  15. December 8, 2013 8:18 pm

    All of the places in Italy are my favorite, but if I have to narrow it down ONE of my
    favorite places is Bellagio.

  16. Bobbe McCarty permalink
    December 8, 2013 5:01 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is the outdoor balcony of Basilica San Marco overlooking piazza San Marco in Venice.

  17. Linda Vogan permalink
    December 7, 2013 11:04 pm

    One of my favorite Italian places is sitting on the terrace of Pensione Bencista, Fiesole, watching the sun set over Bella Firenze and drinking a glass of Proseco!

  18. December 7, 2013 8:13 pm

    My favorite place in Italy is the Val d’Orcia.

  19. Andrea Spitzer permalink
    December 7, 2013 6:44 pm

    One of my favorite places to visit in Italy is Venezia. I love just walking around especially at night and just ending up wherever the streets take me. It is a mysterious and captivating city.

  20. December 7, 2013 4:52 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Orta San Giulio

  21. December 7, 2013 4:32 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is the town of Ispra along the shores of Lago Maggiore where my parents grew up, fell in love and got married!

  22. December 7, 2013 3:33 pm

    ONE of My Favorite Places in Italy is Lucca, with its magnificent high wall completely surrounding the historic center of the city. The wall is so enormous that it holds meadows and forested parks on top. Yet it is intimate and quiet because only pedestrians and bicyclers have access to use it.

  23. jane permalink
    December 7, 2013 3:21 pm

    One of my favorite places in Italy is the Dolomites!

  24. Debra Parsons permalink
    December 7, 2013 8:08 am

    One of my favourite places in Italy is Siena

  25. December 7, 2013 5:57 am

    One of my favourite places in Italy is my apartment in Bagni di Lucca.

  26. Annia P. permalink
    December 7, 2013 5:09 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Calcata!

  27. Sophia permalink
    December 7, 2013 4:01 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Poliziano in Montepulciano.

  28. December 7, 2013 1:51 am

    One of my favourite places in Italy is Sala comacina on Lake Como.

  29. Angela Wilderman permalink
    December 7, 2013 1:45 am

    ONE of My Favorite Places in Italy is Palmi, R.C.

  30. Catherine Fitzgerald permalink
    December 7, 2013 1:39 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is the city of Trani in Puglia

  31. nosogirl permalink
    December 7, 2013 12:48 am

    ONE of My Favorite Places in Italy is Florence.

  32. December 7, 2013 12:27 am

    One of my favorite places in Italy is Gelateria Grom in Florence! Yum!

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