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Jet Lag

Jet Lag. We all get it, we all dislike it, and we all have our personal recipes of remedies and preventative measures to kill it until it dies. Now that I have triumphantly returned to the States, I present to you my top three ways to defeat it. Let it be noted that I am not a trained healthcar Details



Artichokes are the immature flowers of the artichoke plant which is a thistle and part of the sunflower family.  If you haven’t had artichokes in Rome, you don’t know what you are missing.


La Verna ~ Where St. Francis Received the Stigmata

La Verna is one of the best known Franciscan shrines, located atop glorious mountains of the same name.  Amid a thick forest of beech and pine trees in the northern part of the Casentino district of Arezzo in Tuscany, there lies a truly holy and mystical place. The place was given to St. Francis Details


Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori (1870 –1952) was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree.  She was an educator, humanitarian, and devout Catholic, best known for the philosophy of education.  She believed that each child is born with a unique potential, only waiting to be revealed.  Born in Le Details


How to Apply for Italian Dual Citizenship

How do I Apply for Italian dual citizenship is a question I am asked all the time.  I discovered the application process will take you on an educational journey where you will discover your Italian ancestry at home, as well as in Italy.  Petitioning for ‘Italian citizenship by descent,’ at Details


Italian Dual Citizenship: Italian Passport

Once I decided to get an Italian passport there was certainly no turning back.  Plans of obtaining an Italian citizenship were discussed with such passion that I had to move forward.  I realized I had absolutely no idea on how to get an Italian passport, so as a stalling technique, I decided I Details


Italian Passports: Why Pursue Italian Citizenship?

Why should an American pursue Italian citizenship?  That’s a question I am often asked.  In the beginning, I thought having an Italian passport would be very cosmopolitan.  Everyone has their own reasons but mine was ‘I could’ and I was sure the process would be a simple form Details


Cornaro Chapel ~ Ecstasy of St Teresa

Art Every Woman Must See Cornaro Chapel and The Ecstasy of St Teresa are located in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.  This chapel was commissioned in 1647 by Cardinal Federigo Cornaro as a funerary chapel for his illustrious Venetian family and Bernini completed the Cornaro Chap Details


Return to Me

“Return to Me, O my dear, I’m so lonely. Hurry back, hurry back, O my love, hurry back and I am yours. Return to me, for my heart wants you only. Hurry home, Hurry home, Won’t you please hurry home to my heart?” Dean Martin seems to be singing these words to all those who

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