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The Baths of Bormio | Roma to Sonoma

Bormio, Italy is only a few hours from Milan, just south of the Swiss border and smack dab in the middle of the Alps.  The natural hot springs – the Bagni di Bormio (the Baths of Bormio) have been in continuous … Continue reading

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Florence – Food & Wine Recommendations | Roma to Sonoma

There are many delicious places to wine and dine in Florence, but these locally loved places are great options on your travels through Firenze. Caffè Italiano Located right off Piazza della Signoria, it’s remarkable that this charming spot isn’t swelled … Continue reading

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Sonoma Picnic | Roma to Sonoma

Forget the mayo-laden potato salad and the fried chicken drumsticks from past generations, today’s picnickers are much more pick(nick?)y.  Especially in Northern California where the adage “Life is too short to drink bad wine” is part of everyday vernacular.  The … Continue reading

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Carmel-by-the-Sea | Roma to Sonoma

If you happen to see Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger behind a bar pouring his family’s almost 300-year-old label’s champagne, with a Black River Caviar bar on one side of him and a Hog Island Oyster bar on the other, either you are … Continue reading

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Salento: Italy’s Best Kept Secret | Roma to Sonoma

  I arrived in the seaside village of Otranto to study Italian at Porta d’Oriente, a school that advertised a half-day sea/half-day study approach to learning. Since then, whenever I have been away from it I have dreamt about Salento. … Continue reading

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Roma to Sonoma – Traveling the Vineyards from Italy to California

“Across Sonoma Mountain, wisps of sea fog are stealing.  The afternoon sun smolders in the drowsy sky.  I have everything to make me glad I am alive.” – Jack London Disclaimer:  I am freshly in love with northern Sonoma County, so … Continue reading

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