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Italy’s Best-Kept Secret

  I wrote a dozen draft of blogposts to tell you why I was suddenly gone. On the blog at least. If you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I’m still here. That I didn’t really go away. I don’t know how to write this without spoiling the surprise. Because I have a […]

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In love with Vietri Sul Mare handpainted floor tiles 

One thing you’ll notice immediately when you visit the Amalfi or Cilento coasts or pretty much most of the Campania region in Italy is the abundance of these beautiful handpainted ceramic tiles from Vietri sul Mare, one of the 13 pearls of the Amalfi Coast. As you all know I love colors. I am obsessed […]

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Acciaroli, Italy: The (Urban) Legend of Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man

  Acciaroli is that kind of charming fishing village along the Cilento coast in Italy where they don’t even bother calling possibly their only bar any other name but that, Bar.     Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway visited in 1953 and met his “Old Man” here. They say that he based the character of Santiago in […]

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Cetara is for Anchovy and Tuna Lovers

I love seafood.  I could give up meat and poultry any day if I could eat fresh seafood everyday. It’s so difficult to find good or fresh seafood in Germany where I live so every time I find myself in the Mediterranean I make it a point to always eat as much seafood as I […]

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Is this the most beautiful terrace in the world?

  On my recent trip to the Amalfi and Cilento coast, I visited the fabulous gardens of Villa Cimbrone which is famous for its scenic belvedere, Terrazzo dell’lnfinito or Terrace of Infinity. AND MY GAWD IS IT SCENIC! There are truly no words to express how beautiful this terrace it. I stood in awe of the […]

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30 Photos That Prove Amalfi and Cilento Are The Most Beautiful Coasts in Italy

  If there is one place that keeps surprising me with its beauty, cuisine, culture and history, it’s Italy. As much as I hate to admit it because it is so cliche and predictable even: I love Italy. No no no no. This is not coming from a tourist visiting for a week for the […]

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Amalfi Coast Map and Its 13 Villages

  You all know by now that I love traveling to Italy. I just recently travelled to the Amalfi Coast for the second time and before I tell you all my stories and travel tips about this beautiful area in Italy, I would like to orient you first about it with a map of the […]

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Experiencing the Slow Living Movement in Umbria, Italy

A Magical Night “There’s something waiting for you outside,” said Marliza and Serena. I have just traveled for almost 10 hours from Dusseldorf, Germany all the way to this random Italian village, Paciano, in Umbria via Rome and all I wanted was to sleep and rest. I was also a bit disoriented. It was almost […]

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Food, Culture and Adventure around Trasimeno Lake in Perugia, Italy

  So I’m back. I kind of figured out what I need to do and it felt good to put them all in writing. What I needed to do is to continue telling my story through this blog. I have a few exciting things happening in the next weeks and I can’t wait to let […]

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Where to Stay in Rome: Guesthouse Sant’Angelo Review

After our trip in Ponza island, I stayed overnight in Rome at Guesthouse Sant’Angelo.     The guesthouse is named after the gorgeous Castel Sant’Angelo which is a few hundred meters away from the property. The Vatican Museums is a 15-minute walk from here. It’s very centrally-located.     Our room was pretty clean and […]

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