Roma: passato, adesso e sempre

Allora oggi . . . Roma, ohh how I love thee. There are many things to love about Roma, the gelato, the people, the history, cannoli, culture, art, and the ruins. This was my fourth trip to Rome and there are still treasures and surprises to be found while walking the...

Side streets and doorways

Allora oggi . . . it is about side streets and doorways. For some odd reason I love photographing side streets and doorways. There is something about side streets and doorways that draws me and I find them fascinating, appealing and intriguing. Metaphorically...

We’re not in Kansas

Allora oggi . . . we stumbled upon the Romaeuropa Festival the other day and purchased tickets for one of the shows. Since my spouse/travel companion does not speak or understand Italian our options were a bit limited. Luckily, there was a dance performance scheduled...

Mi piace molto Napoli oppure Voglio bene Napoli

Allora oggi . . . a few photographs from my day in Napoli.  By the way, I love, love, love Napoli (aka Naples) it is gritty, grounded, authentic and oh so Italian.  There is nothing pretentious here and so much to...

Silver lining

Allora oggi . . . the silver lining in the Firenze Airbnb drama is Massimo and Le Giare Bed and Breakfast in Lucca.  Le Giare is a spectacular bed and breakfast with warm Italian hospitality just outside of the ancient walled city of Lucca.  When I was left scrabbling...