I had been helping Micheal apply for his Italian citizenship and he had taken a job in Spain in anticipation. He wanted to visit Monte San Giovanni and meet the Anagrafe clerk who seemed to impeding the registration of his documents. She was on vacation the day he was to visit but graciously agreed to … Read more
It was Bobby’s 70th birthday gift from his daughter. Although he had visited Italy before he had never made the trip to his ‘home’ town of Patrica. His daughter hired me to take him and his friends there for a tour of the town……and more. I arrived to meet Bobby and his 3 friends at … Read more
Nancy and I explored her ancestry in the town of Piglio where we found her relatives. As an artist she was entranced by the area and is now conducting art classes for tourists. An added bonus thsis year is a cooking class for those who don’t paint. Check it out at http://www.halfmoonartstudio.com/
If landscape painting is your passion (but not yourstrong point) why not combine an Italian vacation with some art classes? http://halfmoonartstudio.com/ are doing just this in picturesque PIGLIO close to Rome but far from the madding crowds.
NEWS! Furnished 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) for rent, long or short-term stay, right next door to me in a family villa in a country setting in Sora, just 15 mins walk from centre of town. Kitchen, living room, one bathroom, & outdoor covered terrace. One bedroom has A/C and balcony the other a panoramic … Read more
She arrived alone from the USA with the hope of meeting living relatives. Her Grandfather emigrated from Sora in 1922 and she knew that most, if not all of his siblings also left Italy. I had done the preliminary search and knew the location of the house where her family had lived in 1865 and … Read more
Supino is a small mountain top town in the former Papal States. September 5th a festa was staged in honour of San Rocco. About 5000 people gathered from the surrounding towns to watch a 2 hour long free concert by singer Anna Tatangelo. Pannini with ‘porchetta’ (roast pork sandwiches) and beer were served in the … Read more
If you are interested in renting an apartment with spectacular views in Immoglie, check out Anita’s ancestral home.
If you have a specific agenda for your trip to Italy, whether it is shopping, finding your roots, or just want to have a luxury vacation with all the planning taken care of by an expert, then I can reccommend Ellen Craig Travel. Ellen started out as a client, then became a friend when I … Read more
A trip to Italy should be a ‘caper’ you will never forget. To experience the art and culture in a physical way you will need some expert help. Cooking, learning the language, trying your hand at painting or sculpting with experts at your elbow will give you an unforgettable vacation. If this is for you … Read more