Italian Food and Food Culture – Types of Food

Italian Food and Food Culture – Types of Food

Growing up Italian-American, I though I knew Italian food pretty well, but each year that I live in Italy, I consider myself more and more “American”. The first thing to note about Italian food is how diverse it is. Some … (read more)

Rome in a Day, a Week, or a Lifetime

Rome in a Day, a Week, or a Lifetime

Everyone should visit Italy at some point in their lives. As the capital, with all its sites and major airport, Rome is very likely going to be a part of that visit. Whether you can give the Eternal City just … (read more)

Trying out AirBnb

This past September (2013), Daniele and I moved from the condo he owns to one his father owns. Daniele’s is located in Monterotondo, which is still in the Providence of Rome, but just outside the City of Rome. We could … (read more)

Changing Device Timezones

I spend months at a time in different timezones. However, I often won’t change my clocks. Sometimes someone will see my computer clock is wrong and point it out as if I don’t know how easy it is to change. … (read more) Rant

My mom booked a hotel for our upcoming New Orleans trip back in August (for October). She used who instantly charged her credit card and even went so far as to send an email saying there is no need … (read more)

Places in Venice

This is a post just for me to remember my favorite places in Venice, I hope to add to it over time. Franca (Store that makes the masks)San Marco, 477 or San Marco, 592/B, 30124 Venezia(Chiesa di S. Zulian)Tel. 0039.041.5226482 … (read more)

Places in Florence

This is a post just for me to remember my favorite places in Florence, I hope to add to it over time.Trattoria I’ RaddiVia dell’ Ardiglione 47/RTel 055 211072(Via Sant’Agostino and Via dei Serragli)Flavio PelletteriePiazza Duomo, 37/R, 50122 FirenzeTel 055.283503

International cell phone forwarding

International cell phone forwarding

While traveling internationally I make calls back to the US. Even more important I want to receive calls made to my US number. It is a little complicated, so for my own memory and anyone else who may be interested, … (read more)


I’ve had an itchy rash developing over the last two weeks. Fillipa and Daniele called it an allergy, but I was pretty paranoid it was something like bed bugs. Especially since Daniele already had an “allergy” and that seemed like … (read more)

Places in Rome

This post is just for me to remember all my favorite places here in Rome. Vatican Area CastroniAmerican GroceriesFew different locations Panifico MoscaVia Candia, 16Pizza to go. Perfect to grab before waiting in Vatican line.Metro: Ottaviano Greater Vatican Area / … (read more)