Monday, September 17, 2018

Mike and I were married on August 25, 2018 on the beach in Newport Coast, California. 

We invited 73 of our closest friends and family, which seemed a lot seeing we've only known each other for 2 years.

Also in attendance were my 3 kids, 1 stepdaughter from my...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If you've ever dreamed of living in a cave in Sicily, now is your chance.

In the Sicilian town of Scicli, in the province of Ragusa, you can purchase your own cave for 40,000 euro, approximately $46,000. It sits on a path leading to the archeological park of Chiafura Ca...

Monday, June 11, 2018

This Venetian Bridge, also known as the Tit Bridge, or Ponte Tette, was known in 15th century Venice as the bridge that tried turning homosexual men into heterosexual men. Back in the day, the Council of Venice was shocked to learn that not all prostitutes were women,...

Monday, June 4, 2018

48 Hours Spent Eating Truffles in the Chianti Region. 

I consumed pasta, eggs, oils, chocolate, bread and candy with truffles.

Here are three of my favorites:

1. Mezzulune di ricotta e tartufo al tartufo fresco

 La Cantinetta di Rignano Ristorante

 Loc. Rignano

Greve in...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ancient Romans loved truffles for their aphrodisiac properties and Cicero called them 'earth's offspring'. They have also been dubbed the 'testicles of the earth'... my favorite name for them.

There's something about their musky scent that is similar to the male pheromo...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The arched chambers in the grass were where the Bay of Naples once was and where the skeletons were discovered

In 1709, a local resident was digging a well 50 feet deep and discovered the roof of a building in the forgotten city of Herculaneum.  The city...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lucca is best known for its Renaissance city wall that completely surrounds the historic center.

It is along here you can bike or run or sit under its many trees and have a picnic.

This is where the Rolling Stones have chosen to have their only concert in Italy for...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bologna is a gritty, bustling, pasta paradise. It's also our next stop on our road trip. With just 24 hours to see it all, and espresso to keep us going, we are off...

11 am

First stop, Modena, home of the great balsamic vinegar. But even better,at least for Mike, it's...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I've never been to the Lake Como region and have only heard about its breathtaking views, fresh air, water and mountains. It's also home to George Clooney.

This could mean only one thing...it was time for a road trip to Lake Como.

Mike and I  arrived...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Today, I fly back to the US for the winter months. I'm going to spend time with my kids, my family and my many friends in southern California. The thought of leaving Italy makes me sad. I have found a peace and joy here that I have never experienced before.

Don't get m...

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       La Dolce Vita 

Mike and I met in 2016 at the Farmers Market in Laguna Beach. We booked our first adventure 2 months later to go biking in New Zealand. Together we bungee jumped off a cliff at Lake Taupo in the north island.

We survived and thrived ...and married 2 year later.

Our adventures have taken us paragliding off a mountain in Lucerne, Switzerland, hiking through the bush in Zambia in search of the elusive white rhino and covered in bees at a bee farm in Tucson, Arizona. 

I hope you enjoy adventures and misadventures.

  Ciao for now,

  Nancy and Mike

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