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Sagona: A Farm to Table Restaurant - A lovely place to grab a bite to eat in Tuscany Italy.

Sagona: A Farm to Table Resturant

Let me start by painting a picture of this hidden gem of a restaurant: at the bottom of Montagna del Pratomagno a narrow road winds up to a beautiful small building, and at first, appears to be a house. Surrounded by a forest this quaint restaurant gives its visitors the feeling of walking into an Italian home. As you park on gravel and walk up to this quaint stone structure, you approach a green glass door, with wooden tables and chairs placed outside on the...

A Day in Cinque Terre

A Day in Cinque Terre

We knew the weather wasn’t going to be perfect. We had planned to go to the Cinque Terre region and nothing was going to get in the way of our adventures. It was about a three-hour drive and the rain had been non-stop. nothing was going to get in the way of our adventures. As we drove through the windy roads we saw peek-a- boo views of the Thyrennian sea. We had decided to stay in Monterosso because it is...

What's in Your Carry-on

What’s in your Carry-On?

I have a week until my plane leaves U. S. turf and I head back to my beautiful Italy. I’ve begun to put my list of things I need to pack and I thought a short-and-sweet post about my carry-on items would be a perfect way to kick off this upcoming adventure. Before I jump into my carry-on list there are a few simple rules I like to keep in mind as I dress for the journey. Rule 1 Don’t...

Carnival Viareggio

The Colors of Viareggio Carnival

Viareggio Carnivale! This event is considered the most important Carnival festival in Italy and even in all of Europe. This history of  Carnival in Viareggio stretches all the way back to 1873 when the locals of this seaside town wanted to protest against the rising of taxes. You can see in the photos below how the floats have a political commentary attached to each display as it cruises down the promenade. The air filled with confetti, and the bright colors surrounding me...

Italian Road Trip

Italian Cross-Country Road Trip

A week long cross country road trip is something that I have never done and when the opportunity arose I was so excited to hit the road! My partner has an old fashion Volkswagen van that he fixed up and set a mattress in the back, with a small retractable tent harnessed to the top. Itching to get on the road we packed our bags and were off. Our first destination was a sea side town where a Vans skate...