Contest Entry. I won a trip to Italy!!

Hi everyone. I shared link to my public Facebook account  and you responded.  Than you so much.  I’m won a trip to Italy!!!  Thank you so very much.  Grazie mille 🙂

Florence. It’s more than just the Gucci Museum.

It’s a gorgeous late summer day here in sunny southern California. The sky is blue, the ocean has an afternoon sparkle and I just got back in the house from a bit of gardening.  I’ve been “sharpening pencils” so to say, not doing chores.  Instead I’ve been skimming through my photos of my trips to…

Tuscan Sunshine and Gelato

Piazza Cisterna in San Gimignano gleams in the bright Tuscan sun. It’s a place that is well photographed by tourists and professionals alike – with good reason.  While you are there don’t miss the chance to grab some Gelato from the master at Dondoli.  If there is a line, it usually goes quickly and is…

The Other Star

The Pisa Baptistery of St. John must endure the popularity of the Leaning Tower when, it’s beautiful in its own right.

A Master’s Tools

Decades of tools, handed down from generation to generation outlined on the worktable of master wood carver…

Corzano e Paterno Winery

Corzano e Paterno Winery, located about halfway between Florence and Siena in Toscana. It’s more than just wine!

Italy: Storybook Land and Dante’s Inferno

This is the amazing view from Castello di Monteriggioni in Toscana.  As the sun set after a long day of touring, wining and tasting we settled in at the Fattoria, Castello di Monteriggioni near Siena. Before dinner we walked all around this little town where there are no autos allowed.  Built in the early 1200’s,…