Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Swing How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till … Continue reading

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Elba Island: The Black Rock Beach

“Let’s go to the Black Rock Beach,” he said. “It’s a bit out of the way so there should be less people!” he said. In the summer of 2011 I came to stay with Marco for five weeks and we planned … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Cimitero Monumentale of Milan

It might seem strange to go to a cemetery as a tourist – it did to me the first time I was brought there. Yet nearly four years later, I went back. Because the Cimitero Monumentale, or Monumental Cemetery, is more than just … Continue reading

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A Short Manifesto For Travelers in Italy

Roughly 47 million tourists descend on Italy’s piazzas, fill its museums and snap pictures inside its catholic churches every year. While everyone has a right to experience the Italian countryside, dance in its discotecas or just eat a really-freaking-good pizza, … Continue reading

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On Italy and Food

Italy has taught me a lot about food. It’s taught me a lot about freshness and flavor and fat. About the simplicity of some fresh bee honey abundantly drizzled over fresh ricotta gotten that day from the cheese counter. “Così?” … Continue reading

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