Monthly Archives: April 2018

End Days in Naples

End Days in Naples Here’s proposing “End Days in Napoli” as a fabulous opera – how perfect this baroque jostling everyone playing their roles – sidewalk men singing arias, girls swishing with trays of cafe; churches losing their swirls in … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita’s back streets

Capri is Capri, people say. It’s so beautiful and elegant, the lanes lined with pines and villas, white hotels trailing down to the famous rocky grottos, sly waiters in suit jackets in the central piazza. It’s true that imagination goes … Continue reading

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The Mafia Dons & Culture

  Florence still feels handworked, like burnished gold, and an astonishment of deeply human masterpieces.  The jewel box is also beset, overrun by tourists, but who can blame them – we dropped in, mother-daughter duo, for a quick day and … Continue reading

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Ecco Easter, Testaccio

Testaccio, a working Roman neighborhood where Easter is every day, slightly elevated, as man is everyman. The great dramas are woven into the quotidian – births and creations and unraveling our endless failings (thus our fragile nervous systems) tongue lashings … Continue reading

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