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A suggestion for your 4th trip to Italy

On your first trip to Italy you no doubt made stops in Rome, Florence and Venice with possible side trips that included Siena, San Gimignano, Verona and Padua. The second time through you likely found time for any combination of Sicily, Puglia, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como, Turin and Genoa. The third…

Volcano Mania Continues in Southern Italy

The weather cleared after two days and I made it up (and down) the volcano on Stromboli. This is a most surreal island with these people living in the shadow, very literally the shadow, of a super-active volcano. I’m here touring Italy’s active volcanoes on assignment so no more details on them for now. That…

Easter Marooned on a Deserted Island

Okay so it’s not exactly deserted here and marooned might be a stretch in that I haven’t been abandoned and I’m not really isolated as there are another 500 people in the vicinity. But it is Easter and I am on an island. And not just any island as this happens to be Stromboli, a…