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Sistine Chapel Closure for Conclave

Carnival opens in Venice

Carnival began last evening and all of Venice has come to life with color.  Enjoy the video and photos below!...

Earthquake in Italy | 5.0 near Parma

Earthquake in Italy | 5.0 near Parma

News is just barely trickling in about an earthquake today near Parma.  I haven’t heard back from friends yet, reports...

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Vatican is Cash Only | Concerns about money laundering

Oh, you heard me right. The Italian government has grave concerns over the Vatican’s handling of money and its non-compliance...

December 21st | Will the Mayans be right?

Earlier this year I wrote about a funny coincidence regarding the crumbling of part of Rome’s coliseum and the impending end...

Waterspout off the Coast of Genoa Italy

Weird weather continues everywhere.  Here in Montana we are starting to wonder if it will be a white Christmas or...

Vernazza One Year After The Flood

Just over one year ago a massive flood and mudslide buried one of my special places on earth, Vernazza.  So...

Rome Bans Eating Near Monuments

Rome Bans Eating Near Monuments

What’s next?  No drinking in Ireland? Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno has decided to toughen rules about behavior on, around and even...

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Rock Slide in Cinque Terre Injures 4 Australians | Via dell’Amore Closed

A week of good news followed by bad I am afraid. This past Monday a group of Australian tourists were...

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Trattoria da Sandro Open Again | Vernazza

When people ask me where my very favorite restaurant in Vernazza is, without hesitation I say Sandro’s.  It is one...