Archive for June, 2014

Festival Sunday

Today the town of Maiori celebrated the Festival of St. Peter. Spencer and I ran into the marching band around 9 a.m on the sea front. But the major festivities kicked off about 9 pm. First fireworks lit up the skies, then a procession lined the Corsa Regina. It’s wonderful to experience small festivals like read more…


Home away from home

I’m sure that everyone has a favorite vacation spot. Mine is Maiori,  Italy. I cannot say enough good things about this beachside community. I have never once felt like a tourist. I’m greeted with “buongiorno” and “buona sera” by total strangers every morning and evening. The people of Maiori are welcoming and kind. I have read more…


Return to my slice of paradise

Spencer and I have returned to Maiori. I abandoned our plans to travel to several other cities,  including Siena,  Bagni di Lucca and Genoa when my husband’s work schedule gave him a few days off.  It’s been 9 years since Gregg has been back to Maiori. He really wanted to return and Spencer and I read more…


David and The Gates of Paradise

One of the most iconic symbols of the Italian renaissance stands in the Academia Gallery in Florence. Michelangelo’s David is an awe inspiring sight. I highly recommend either visiting the museum the moment it opens or taking part in a guided tour. Otherwise be prepared for very long lines. Spencer and I booked a walking read more…


Lucca and Pisa

Tuesday Spencer and I traveled to Lucca and Pisa. I have been wanting to visit Lucca for a long time. Lucca is famous for its medieval wall. While not a top tourist destination, Lucca should still be on your radar if you travel to Tuscany. You can rent a bike or walk the city wall read more…




Paradise in Positano

Paradise in Positano The torrential rains finally left the Amalfi Coast on Tuesday, allowing Spencer and I to travel to Positano. Since the morning buses from Maiori are always standing room only,  we opted for the ferries. We took a quick 10 minute ride from Maiori to Amalfi,  then took a much bigger ferry from read more…


Crazy Weather

Crazy weather Sunday we slept in after staying up late to watch Italy beat England in the World Cup. Luckily the sun was out, so after a quick breakfast we headed down to our beach. Spencer loves the splash pool. The forecast said it was only in the 70’s, but it sure felt like mid read more…


From North to South

From North to South Today was our first full day in Italy. We woke up this morning in Milan, then after a wonderful breakfast at our hotel, we headed for the train station. We boarded the high speed rail for Salerno. 5 1/2 hours later we were in the southern Italy port town. A family read more…


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