Category: Italy

Purchasing Property in Italy, Part 6

Could an old decommissioned railroad building be made into a home?

Purchasing Property in Italy, Part 5

The Search Continues

Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 4

Could a home in a historic Baglio be the perfect place for me? Great view, recently renovated, and next to a restaurant, what could possibly be the downside?

Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 3

In my last post about 1-Euro homes in Italy, I shared how I found a place I absolutely loved but knew I couldn’t purchase. And you agreed with me. The moisture problem was too great and I needed to listen to my friend, Giuseppe,… Continue Reading “Purchasing Property in Italy – Part 3”

1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy

In my last post about 1-euro homes, I mentioned how Lorraine Bracco purchased a home for 1-euro and, after starting with a renovation budget of $145,000, the project ended up costing her more like $250,000. That’s a huge difference from budget to reality. Even… Continue Reading “1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy”

1-Euro Homes, Building a Dream

Initially, I loved the idea of buying a 1-euro home in Italy and renovating it. Then I did more research and the charm wore off. Perhaps there is a better option for fulfilling my dream.

Rosa Parks. Almost Home

Naples is the last place I would expect to see something related to the struggle for Civil Rights in America. But there I was in the San Ferdinando district, admiring The Royal Palace from the 17th Century when inside the Courtyard of Honour was… Continue Reading “Rosa Parks. Almost Home”

When Life Throws a Curveball…

Sure, Italy was in lockdown. But the truth is, I was having a hard time understanding what that really meant. It’s hard to let go of our plans. When life throws a curveball, we still want to swing.

How My first Days in Italy During Covid Could Have Killed Me

When I arrived in Rome on March 4, 2020, I was excited. I was in Italy!! Despite travel warnings, I had not canceled my trip. Now, just to recap: when I arrived, Italy had the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in all of Europe.… Continue Reading “How My first Days in Italy During Covid Could Have Killed Me”

Duomo di Nicosia

The Cathedral in Nicosia, Sicily, built in the 14th Century, is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, which is said to be how the town got it’s name. Yes, this is the same St. Nick associated with gift-giving, but he is also the patron… Continue Reading “Duomo di Nicosia”

Palermo, Capital of Sicily

I only spent one evening in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, despite spending eleven weeks in Covid19 isolation, only thirty minutes away. Palermo has a population of 673,000 – which to some folks may feel small. Certainly small compared to Rome or Florence or… Continue Reading “Palermo, Capital of Sicily”

Finding Home: Imprints and Italy

Why does one place feel like home and another place, while beautiful or lovely in many ways, does not? To put it simply (very simply), places become imprinted on us when our experiences there are significant and good. Typically, these imprints happen when we… Continue Reading “Finding Home: Imprints and Italy”

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