Category: Italy

Why I Could’ve Skipped Sorrento

Why I Could’ve Skipped Sorrento

Everyone told us to go to Sorrento. Seriously. Everyone. That should have been the first sign. The guidebooks said go to Sorrento. The blogs said go to Sorrento. The friends said go to Sorrento. It’s beautiful, they said. It’s quiet, they said. There’s a gorgeous lemon grove, they said. Drink the limoncello, they said. So…

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Trattoria Mario, Florence, Italy

Trattoria Mario, Florence, Italy

Eating In: Firenze, Italia I fell for Trattoria Mario when I lived in Florence several years ago. I ate there many times, often with my brother, who loves Mario’s even more than I do (which is a lot). Mario’s is a family-run trattoria just off the San Lorenzo Market. From the outside looking in, it’s…

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An indie traveler’s guide to Florence

An indie traveler’s guide to Florence

I’ve done Florence as a quick stop for statues and architecture between Rome and Florence. It’s an okay city that way. David is impressive and the Duomo is beautiful even when it’s crowded with people. But living in Florence was when I fell for it. I fell in love with sunsets over the Arno. I…

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