Rambling Through Roman Palazzi (June/July 2016)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. All roads lead to Rome. And if you’re a tourist, most of those roads take you to the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s. Those iconic spots are, of course, where the first-time visitor should go. But if you’ve checked those off your bucket list and …

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Scaling the Heights: Two Days in Orvieto

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Dream of Italy and won a Racconmati l’Umbria journalism award in 2016. Orvieto is the ultimate city on a hill with a deep history to explore. Although the ups and downs don’t only include the Umbrian town’s rise to power during the Middle Ages from its ancient Etruscan roots, and occasional …

Caravaggio’s Mean Streets of Rome (April 2015)

The artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) combined a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, forever influencing the world of art and the city of Rome. Here’s a walking tour of his most important works.

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Crazy for Caravaggio? (April 2015)

From Santa Maria del Popolo to the Vatican Museums, here are more places to see the great works of Caravaggio in Rome.

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Castles in the Airbnb: Finding Italy Rentals Online (April 2015)

Finding Italy rentals online can give you a very local Italian experience and save you a lot of money on your next Italy trip. Here are the pros and cons (and specific recommendations) for using Airbnb, VRBO and Craigslist.

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April 2015 – Caravaggio in Rome, Airbnb Rentals, Flytographer

Caravaggio’s Mean Streets of Rome The artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) combined a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, forever influencing the world of art and the city of Rome. Here’s a walking tour of his most important works. Crazy for Caravaggio? From Santa Maria del Popolo to the Vatican Museums, here …

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Exploring the Palazzi and Piatti of Genoa (April 2013)

At first glance, a newcomer may wonder what Petrarch was thinking when he dubbed Genoa "La Superba." But it doesn't take long to first discover and then delight in the charms of this ancient fishing village-cum-bustling seaport. And many are found in the city's palaces and restaurants.

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