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Giro d’Italia 2017 – The 100th Giro d’Italia Race Travels Italy from South to North

The Giro d’Italia 2017 marks the 100th bicycle race through Italy. Starting in Sardinia this annual bike race travels through Italy’s regions from southern Italy to northern Italy. The 2017 Giro, called Giro d’Italia Cento, riders will race through 21 stages. The race will include six sprint stages, eight stages of medium difficulty climbing, five highly… Click to Read More

Rome’s Spanish Steps Reopen after Refurbishment

Amid a beautiful fall day under crystal clear blue skies, Rome’s Spanish Steps reopened after a $1.6 million refurbishment. The steps, known to Italy vacationers worldwide who often sit while eating a sandwich, became dirty and sullied after years of neglect. In fact, the white marble stairs, and Rome’s other treasures were so neglected by… Click to Read More

American Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights from Dallas to Rome

American Airlines announced Sept. 8 that it will launch new daily nonstop service from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Rome, beginning in May 2017.  The flight will be operated daily on a seasonal basis, from May to September for the summer travel season. “The new American Airlines nonstop flight from Dallas to Rome… Click to Read More

George Clooney Directs Venice Wedding

By choosing to stage a romantic wedding in Venice George Clooney opened his nuptial party to the paparazzi and the throngs of autumn Venice tourists alike. Late September and October is one of the most popular times for travelers to flock to Venice, Florence and Rome. George Clooney must agree with so many other romantics… Click to Read More

Towers of Tuscany by Carol M. Cram

Transported to Tuscany in the Fourteenth Century The iconic Tuscan landscape in the turbulent fourteenth century provides the backdrop for The Towers of Tuscany, an historical novel about a women painter in the all-male domain of the painter’s workshop. Author Carol M. Cram describes how her fascination with Tuscany led her to write the novel.… Click to Read More