Italy Travel Planning Packages, including Cinque Terre|Vernazza Special

Travel Planning Packages and Specials As an Italian travel planner, I will meet your individual expectations while helping you avoid common pitfalls. My experienced information will help you save time and money. Everything I recommend has been tested by me personally. All reservations and reconfirmations for accommodations, car rentals and tours Reservations for major sites […]

La Bottega dei Vasai

There are moments when traveling that are so rare I hesitate to breathe in too deeply for fear of breaking the spell.  My day with Annamaria in her pottery studio was one of those times. Located in the small village of Montottone in the lesser known region of Le Marche, La Bottega dei Vasai has been using traditional techniques […]

Cinque Terre flood: Save Vernazza ready for Donations

I am happy to announce that donations are now being accepted through Save Vernazza ONLUS, a non-profit Italian organization established by four amazing women.  These ladies are incredibly resourceful and successful American women who have found themselves living in Vernazza and calling it home.  Please take the time to read through their website and learn more about their […]

Vernazza Flood Tragedy-A personal account from Valentino Giannoni

An Incredible Story of Courage in the Face Of Death – A Personal Account of Tragedy Caused by the Vernazza Flood Translation courtesy of Save Vernazza.  Please click here for information on donating.  Pino Giannoni of the gelateria “Porto Dody Gelateria Artiginale” in Vernazza disappeared in the flood that occurred in Vernazza on October 25, 2011. This […]

Cinque Terre Flood: Vernazza Relief Video

I put this video on youtube to try and spread the word and inspire people to help with the immediate relief efforts and restoration. Disaster Relief Italian Red Cross For those wanting to donate to the entire area involved. Save Vernazza  An amazing site dedicated to restoring Vernazza, created by several ex-pats who call this village home and care […]