Alexandria, Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Travel, Walks

Day 294 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Downtown Delights

... downtown is where both tourists and locals gather, making for great people watching!

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Day 225 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Romance Italian Style

We’ll go back to Italy. There’s nowhere else like it in the world ... Italy gets in your soul and never goes away.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 191 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Il vino è vita

Finally - don’t be afraid to try the local wines. Italians have made an art of creating spectacular wines.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy

Day 189 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Grotto dello Smeraldo

He headed over to a darkened corner of the cave, illuminated by a light shining into the murky depth.

Food, Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Travel

Day 187 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Italian Cooking Class

Dante measured out the ingredients and walked us through making a single serving of pasta! I was THRILLED!!

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Travel

Day 186 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Driving in Italy

Let me be clear from the start that driving in Italy is not for the faint-of-heart.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Travel

Day 184 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Shopping in Italy

I knew I’d find pieces I loved as soon as we started walking along the shop-filled streets in the towns on the Amalfi Coast.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, The World A to Z, Travel

Day 183 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – T is for Tuscany

We could easily have stayed longer … exploring more of the villages, visiting the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, checking out why the cheese here is so delicious, and tasting wine in hundreds of wineries!

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Day 181 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Alberobello, Italy

We topped off our stay in one of the original trullo … now with all the modern conveniences.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Travel

Day 180 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Truffles (and the Hunt for Them)

By the end of the hunt we’d dug up ten truffles!