Italy

Bake Someone Happy – Momma Anna’s Biscotti

When we were in Italy last Fall, we visited Manduria, where Anna lives. She is Antimo Cimino’s mother and the sweetest lady on the planet. She …

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2017 – Italy – Homeward Bound

Sad to leave Florence today. We were up and packed, then took a nice long walk around the neighborhood after our coffee knowing we’d be sitting …

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2017 – Florence Day 3 – Museo Degli Innocenti & Teatro Del Sale

M.G. Designs was our first stop today. I wanted to pick out a few of Maria’s beautiful pottery pieces to add to my collection. We figured …

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2017 – Florence Day 2 – We Got Around The Town

A lazy start to our morning – so unusual for us – it was great. An older man was mopping the entrance floors and the stairs …

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2017 – Florence Day 1 – A Three Hour Tour

Woke up this morning literally with a very cold shower. Apparently last night there was a gas leak in the apartment building and the gas was …

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2017 – Rome Day 4 – Ostia Antica

The last day of our Roman adventure. And what an adventure it has been! Pyramid of Cestius. We took the metro to meet Luigi, an architect who …

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2017 – Rome Day 3 – Frascati, The Strike, & The Gypsies

To strike or not to strike, that was the question (trains, buses and the underground metro). But really, the question was how many hours to strike? …

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2017 – Rome Day 2 – Castello Orsini-Odescalchi

  Started our day with a cappuccino and a pastry, like anyone would do when in Italy.   To get to our destination we had to practically …

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2017 – Rome Day 1 – Basilica of San Clement & The Colosseum

 This is the way to start the day! Antimo knew about this special coffee drink by the name of Cafe Leccese. It is made with espresso, …

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2017 – Puglia Region Day 6 – Manduria Mercato & Gallipoli

Last day in the Puglia area. Wow our time here flew by! The storm has passed and we are clear to take off to Gallipoli, on …

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2017 – Puglia Region Day 5 – Altamura & Matera

We took off today for parts unknown to Ricardo and I. We had heard about Altamura bread but that’s about it. And didn’t know anything about …

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2017 – Puglia Region Day 4 – Back To The Beach & Esposito Family

All weather reports predicted a rain storm today, but we all took our positive attitudes to the beach so we could enjoy one more day.  Antimo …

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