Tuscan experiences, musings, and travel tips brought to you by Carol Faenzi
May 21, 2018

A New Book/Why are These Trips So Expensive?

May 1, 2018
ancestor worship in italy and geneaology

Ancestor Worship in Italy

​Ancestor Worship in Italy​I made an interesting discovery recently, and I’d like to share with you: Ancestor Worship in Italy. The phrase, “Ancestor Worship,” conjures up a religious idea, but as it turns out, that is mostly erroneous, at least […]
April 16, 2018
tuscan tale, Catherine of Siena

A Tuscan Tale of Politics and Mysticism: St. Catherine of Siena

​A Tuscan Tale of Politics and Mysticism​: St. Catherine of SienaThe wind came up, the skies darkened and hail descended as we arrived in Siena to visit the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints, Catherine. So began our Tuscan […]
March 19, 2018

Secret Rooms, Hidden Gardens, Renaissance Treasures

February 26, 2018
gelato in florence

Gelato in Florence: Between the Layers

​Gelato in Florence: Between the Layers ​This might seem strange, but when I go ​for my favorite gela​to in Florence, the way the colors and textures are layered so beautifully, I find it a perfect metaphor for the City itself.The […]
February 5, 2018

Showing Up for the Beauty

January 22, 2018

What Leonardo Saw

January 9, 2018

Gluten and the Italian Diet

December 4, 2017

The Story of Florence’s Dome: Up Close and Personal/Nonna’s Christmas Cookie Recipe

November 20, 2017

A Very Different Tuscany