Italy

“It smells disgusting” “It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen” “It’s overrated” “It’s unlike any city in the world”. I’ve never heard more contradicting statements about a single city than… Continue reading

Italy

Easily one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not the world is the renown Amalfi Coast. Colorful houses perched atop mountains overlooking the cerulean Mediterranean sea, it’s a picturesque area that brings flocks of… Continue reading

Italy

Welcome to the beautiful city of Pompeii, a city completely devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, buried in 4 to 6 meters of volcanic ash, and now a historic… Continue reading

Italian

Critics wonder what makes Italian cooking so delicious. The ingredients? The history? The spices? I think it’s a combination of all three and the fact that most Italian cooking is done  so simply… Continue reading

Ancient Rome to Roman Empire

In order to really grasp the scale of Rome I felt the only way is through a series of posts based on the different time periods and neighborhoods. So let’s start with the… Continue reading

Italian

  Strolling along Rome there is no doubt in my mind that you will come across the enticing sight of Cacio e Pepe. Italian chefs claim that you can tell a chef’s worth… Continue reading

Italy

No romantic getaway in Italy would be complete without visiting the set of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Behold fair Verona. Although the story of Romeo and Juliet is not true (and reportedly “borrowed heavily” from Arthur… Continue reading

Italy

Beautiful neutral brown, khaki, and cobalt buildings line the streets eventually giving way to the ornate Renaissance facades of marble churches.The city of Florence is an amazing spectacle of  Renaissance art and rich history.I could… Continue reading

Sketching

  Vatican       Ara Pacis   Protestant Graveyard

Italy

Padova or Padua located in the north of Italy in the Veneto region embodies the ideal college town. Padova is famous due to its university being one of the oldest universities in the… Continue reading