Susan Anderer

Susan Anderer

January 2023 Hi Luana, I hope you had a nice holiday!  I just wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for me and the girls.  We had a wonderful time on our trip and really enjoyed the variety that you arranged for us.  Laura did a wonderful job weaving...
La Befana

La Befana

ITALY TRADITIONS In the United States, New Year’s Day is the climax and the end of the Christmas holidays while in Italy we have an extra bonus – so to speak – of about a week. On January 6, we celebrate the Epiphany, a Christian celebration that...
Drink your water!

Drink your water!

DRINKING WATER IN ITALY When I first moved here, one of the things that struck me the most when shopping daily was the odd fact that a bottle of coke is cheaper than a bottle of water. It didn’t make sense to me and it still quite doesn’t. I feel that...
Introducing Sicily

Introducing Sicily

LEARN MORE Sicily is a world unto itself. While other countries speak to you directly, this island, like its dialect, is complex, polychrome, and varied in shapes and tastes. Everything, from the blinding sunlight down to the locals, is more intense than elsewhere,...
Pantheon: 2000 years of history

Pantheon: 2000 years of history

LEARN MORE The Pantheon in Rome is one of the most famous monuments of the city and perhaps the most enigmatic building of the whole Italy. This splendid church dedicated “to all the gods” was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27...