Civita di Bagnoregio

This lost village on a high, crumbling hilltop was founded by Etruscans over twenty-five hundred years ago, but has seen its population dwindle to just fifteen residents over the course of the 20th century. Civit√† was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen […]

Pizza in Bella Italia

Where does one find the best pizza in Italy? In the mom and pop-owned and operated Trattorias of Italy. We found one the other day in Bolsena, not far from our homebase in Orvieto. The Cain family loved their margarita pizzas while the rest of us had lasagna, or a salad or a seafood starter.

Today in Amsterdam

A gorgeous spring day topped off by a canal cruise where the everyday life of the denizens of the boats which line the canals (more than 2,000 boats of various states of condition, some hulks and some quite luxurious) are home to many of the city’s citizens, who shell out as much as $500,000 for […]