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What’s A Golden Day?

Golden Days are easy to come by when you’re in Italy. They’re those days when Italy’s sensual pleasures harmonize, and you just bask in the golden glow of it all.

Go ahead and search your location and discover advice for Golden Days wherever in Italy you may be wandering…

For Golden Days in:

Rome: Check out Golden Day One through Golden Day Ten

Florence: Take a look at  Golden Day Eleven through Golden Day Twenty

Venice: Dive into  Golden Day Twenty One through Golden Day Thirty

Umbria: Head over to Golden Day Thirty One through Golden Day Forty

Sicily: Read through Golden Day  Forty One through Golden Day Fifty

Piedmont: Visit the Golden Day Fifty One through Golden Day Fifty Nine

Campania: Check out Golden Day Sixty through Golden Day Sixty Nine

Lombardy: View Golden Day Seventy through Golden Day Seventy Nine

Liguria: Turn to Golden Day Eighty through Golden Day Eighty Nine

Puglia: Open up Golden Day Ninety through Golden Day Ninety Nine

Calabria: Take a look at Golden Day 100 through Golden Day 109

Emilia Romagna: Fall in love with the different regions Golden Day 110

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2014 3:04 pm

    Every day I can spend in Italy is golden. It doesn’t matter if it is raining with thunderstorms, or sunny and bright. There is a feel in the air that is a mingling of antiquity with present day la dolce vita! It is magical…and can only be captured in this beautiful country!

  2. November 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    My golden day was in Barga… sitting outside at a beautiful little restaurant… Mordimi. As we ate the most delicious lunch of the entire trip…Roman style artichokes with Florentine steak, all the fanfare of a true Scottish wedding paraded through the little hill town complete with kilts and bagpipes. Barga has the distinction of being the most Scottish town in all of Italy and we were there to see it in action. We loved it.

  3. Mary Lou Desmond permalink
    December 23, 2011 9:21 pm

    My golden day was in Ravello with my family enjoying a slice of Mamma Agata’s heavenly lemon cake on her lovely terrace in Ravello–all the while feeling the welcoming, all-incompassing embrace of the effusive Chiara Lima.
    Mary Lou Desmond

  4. Adriana Fernandez permalink
    November 19, 2010 5:26 pm

    I’m very fortunate because I had many many golden moments in Italy but I will share the best two for now. My husband and I got married last year and had been planning a trip to Italy for years. My mother who lives in Brazil had left Italy in 1948 at the age of 8 right after the war and had never been back since. I’ve always dreamed of taking her back so my husband and I decided to combine our “late honeymoon” with this “old dream of mine” and off we went to Italy on October 2010 with my mother for two weeks. One of the best golden moments for me was seeing my mother’s eyes fill with tears and her voice fill with joy when she heard one of her favorite songs from her childhood performed by a singer in a small restaurant in Sorrento. You can hear the song here to get an idea of the beautiful melody:
    She walked towards him afterwards and told him: “hearing you sing this song tonight was one of the most beautiful and happiest moments of my life! ” The singer started to choke and couldn’t hold his tears for he was a Napolitano like her and they knew what that meant.
    The second best golden moment was watching my mom get transported to childhood, again, by a scent trail she smelled while walking through a park in Bagnoli, a village near Napoli where she grew up. She couldn’t describe the scent but the expression on her face and the tears in her eyes said it all. At that moment, I saw my mom as a child and my heart was broken and full at the same time. That I will never forget. The most golden moments of all!

    Thanks for letting me share this.

    • susanvanallen permalink*
      November 23, 2010 7:27 pm

      Grazie Adriana–This is so beautiful–could you move the comment so that it appears under the Contest page? Go to Home, scroll down, you’ll see ##Comments at the bottom and can enter it there. –Susan

  5. Madeline Cooney Streeter permalink
    November 19, 2010 1:07 pm

    One golden moment for me will be the euphoric feeling of stepping on the land where my mother was born but never had the chance to return to that her family farmed before moving to America in 1924.

    • susanvanallen permalink*
      November 23, 2010 7:28 pm

      Grazie Madeline for the beautiful image–Can you move this to the Contest page (scroll down to the bottom and click on ##Comments)–so that the others can read it?

  6. colleen permalink
    November 17, 2010 7:32 pm

    we are very blessed to come to Italy every fall for 3 months and my gratitude is the beauty of every day we are here…I love this country…we stay in Florence and my husband teaches at the university of Florence…I am sad to come home…but the US is where family is …

    • susanvanallen permalink*
      November 17, 2010 7:35 pm

      Grazie Colleen–Can you please put this comment under the Post page for the contest so that others can read it?

  7. marksolomon permalink
    November 15, 2010 9:22 am

    I remember taking a nap one spring afternoon under a tree in Torcello, waiting for the church to open. When we woke up, two local cats were curled up beside us, purring a welcome.

    • susanvanallen permalink*
      November 15, 2010 5:05 pm

      MARCO–I LOVE THIS! Can you move it or resend it so that it’s a comment under the contest post? Now it’s under What’s A Golden Day. Grazie!
      Sending good thoughts to all–Hope to see you soon–Susan

  8. NJP Thompson permalink
    May 25, 2010 6:55 pm

    I could write a book of my golden days in New York.


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