Category Archives: Italian Travel

Magnifici Mosaici

In case you think all we do here is eat and drink, you are only half right. Here are images from a day among the astonishing mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale, in the very small town of Piazza … Continue reading

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Pizza Noto Style

The historic centro of Noto is easy to explore on foot. Its two main streets, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Cavour, run through this baroque jewel box and reveal many of her treasures. But sometimes straying off the beaten track … Continue reading

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Anche Gli Angeli

This extraordinary vaulted space is refined and sophisticated, yet somehow manages to be welcoming — a bookish hipster paradise. Anche gli Angeli features a bar, bistro, “concept store,” bookshop and live-music venue. The back walls of this soaring space are … Continue reading

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ChoccOfficina Noto

This sun-drenched sleepy corner of Sicily is our home for a month. When we’re not pinching ourselves, we walk the ancient streets at a leisurely pace. We live here and are not in a hurry. We have coffee, dawdle over books, … Continue reading

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Mayor Bonfanti: Noto’s Bounty

Lucky me – I am invited to Noto’s glorious Palazzo Ducezio to interview Mayor Corrado Bonfanti on his pride and passion for local flavors — the sapore of Noto.  “What is so special about Noto is now well known — our … Continue reading

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Sicilian Valentine

It is February 14th, 2018.  This is my Valentine to Noto, Sicily — it is love at first sight. Love of Place Siamo qui, we have arrived. The first thing we see is Noto’s magnificent historic center built from golden … Continue reading

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You Old Indian Summer

Oh my. We’re nearing the shortest and coldest day of the year. Rather than sink into permafrost, I channel a recent Indian Summer weekend of blue skies and warm temps. Theater Boy is working on some splendid stuff in New … Continue reading

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