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Vacation Here: Firenze

So full disclosure, this post is a long time coming, and by a long time I mean this post has been patiently waiting for me to write it since September 2015. To be fair, we’ve been busy with new jobs, a move to a new city, being in a few weddings, and oh about 5… Continue reading Vacation Here: Firenze

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Vacation Here: Bologna

When it comes to planning a trip to Italy, most people immediately think of the big 3: Rome, Venice, & Florence. Next on the list might be Milan, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Pisa or the Amalfi Coast. While these are all great places to visit, if you are a foodie like me, the one city… Continue reading Vacation Here: Bologna

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Dinner Party: A Night in Northern Italy

This past December, I had a chance to knock another item off my bucketlist: throwing a formal dinner party. I hosted it at my parents house for about 14 of my friends and family members. The theme for the night was A Night in Northern Italy and featured a 4-course meal that highlighted dishes I… Continue reading Dinner Party: A Night in Northern Italy

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Eat Here: Ristorante Belforte

Four months ago today I was just starting my adventure in Italy. I have to say with that the cold weather this week has me dreaming of the warm sunny weather in Cinque Terre which in turn has me thinking of all the delicious food I had while there! While we didn’t have a bad… Continue reading Eat Here: Ristorante Belforte

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Vacation Here: Cinque Terre

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I began my Italian adventure and first laid eyes on Cinque Terre. Of all the places I’ve been, I think that the towns of Cinque Terre definitely takes top prize in absolutely breathtaking views no matter where you look. It also doesn’t hurt that the regional… Continue reading Vacation Here: Cinque Terre

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 11, 12, & 13: Segrate, Milan, & Lake Garda

After our whirl-wind tours of Florence and Bologna, I was perfectly happy spending a Saturday running a few errands with my cousins and relaxing. By the time Sunday rolled around, however, I was recharged and ready to see some more of downtown Milan. After watching an impromptu parade and getting some delicious pizza at Pizzeria Gino… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 11, 12, & 13: Segrate, Milan, & Lake Garda

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

After three jam packed days in Florence & Tuscany, I was definitely ready to slow down the pace a bit. Bologna was just what the doctor ordered. We let ourselves sleep in a bit and so even though it was only about a 35 minute train ride on the high speed train from Florence, we… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 6, 7, & 8 : Florence & Pisa

Monday started off with another early morning bus, metro, & train ride, but luckily due to the high-speed train we took we made it to Florence a little before 11am. After checking in to our hotel and freshening up (this past week has been crazy hot and humid for September), we were off to the first… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 6, 7, & 8 : Florence & Pisa

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 4 & 5: Segrate & Milan

Who knew that sleeping in until 9:30am could feel so amazing, but after three very busy days in Brussels and Cinque Terre, it was just what the doctor ordered. While I probably could have slept even longer, I wasn’t about to turn down the opportunity to go to the restaurant supply store with my cousins… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 4 & 5: Segrate & Milan

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Italian Soiree 2015 Days 2 & 3: Cinque Terre

Waking up bright and early after a travel day was definitely hard, but the view that met us in Vernazza (a town in Cinque Terre) was definitely worth it. We arrived a little before noon and after unloading our bags, we wasted no time in catching the ferry to Riomaggiore. The ferry ride was filled… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 2 & 3: Cinque Terre