With the arrival of the Befana, the holidays are a wrap in Italy

In many places around the world, the holidays end with the passing of Christmas.  Not so in Italy, where the holiday period continues up until the Epiphany on January 6th.  The Epiphany is a Christian feast day (and national holiday in Italy) that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. There’s an Italian proverb … Continue reading With the arrival of the Befana, the holidays are a wrap in Italy

Planning to be in the Cinque Terre in September? Don’t miss a great opportunity 

In my line of work, I’ve met hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors to the Cinque Terre. To be honest, most everyone is lovely (lucky me!). But every so often I’ll meet a traveler that I immediately click with and a friendship is born that lasts well beyond their time in the Cinque Terre. That’s … Continue reading Planning to be in the Cinque Terre in September? Don’t miss a great opportunity