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Featured Photo Friday | The ever reliable Italian postal system

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Painted Pigeons? Only in Italy!

I’ve seen the cascade of colored balls down the Spanish Steps.  Protestors taking over the Colosseum.  Village streets clogged with soccer fans.

But I haven’t seen this yet.

Courtesy of Telegraph

courtesy of Julian Charrière

 

The pigeons of Venice (well, the lucky few) were dyed as a kick off to the 13th International Architecture Biennale.  Read more here.

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My Favorite Travel Websites | Travel Planning and Dreaming

I just can’t seem to let a good thing go.  So here is my last day in the series.  There are loads of sites out there that focus on travel, not just Italy.  I wanted to share my favorites, especially my go to places when I am planning my next adventure.

The Big Three

Trip Advisor     My favorite place to get candid reviews for accommodations from travelers like myself.

Slow Trav    They target a more specific traveler, one that isn’t always following the main stream points of interest.

Rick Steves Europe  I’ve been a fan of this guy since I started traveling to Europe when I was 19.  He is an inspiration.

 

Travel Inspiring Sites

Photobotos

Bucket List Publications   I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of my articles featured here.

PhotoBotos  A lovely photo everyday, I never know what to expect.

Bagni di Lucca and beyond  So the one and only reason this blog wasn’t on my to 30 list is because the articles aren’t exclusively about Italy.  The only reason!

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The Grand Finale of My Favorite Italian Websites

When I first set out to make my list of thirty sites I thought I might struggle a bit to come up with that many.

54 blog and travel sites later I realized I may have bitten off more than I could chew.

I decided I would have to somehow narrow my selections and I did so by adding only those that I have not previously mentioned before.  That was almost too much for me and it feels unbearable to just move on without a mention to these amazing people.  So without further ado, here are the very first websites to steal my Italy obsessed heart.  Do not miss a single one!!

I am working to put all the blogs on my official list.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

At Home in Tuscany  She makes you feel like you are right there in the midst of it all.

Bell’Avventura  Love this blog, a must for anyone traveling to the Amalfi Coast.

Golden Days in Italy  Not only does this woman have a fantastic book out that I have featured, but she manages a blog that does just what it says…presents to the reader delightful golden days found only in Italy.

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Italofile  This blog makes my mouth drool.  It has everything here.  If you like what she has done, check out her other site at Miss Adventures.

Margie in Italy  I have been a devoted follower to this lovely lady.

Umbria Lovers  These two are an amazing source of true, non touristic information in Umbria.  Very entertaining as well.

What to Eat in Rome - Who doesn’t love a good food blog??

Dark Rome Blog - Several articles about places to see, things to do in Rome.

The Pines of Rome - Another American who has made her home in Rome.  She has a helpful section listing exhibits currently on display.

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Day 30 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Life in Abruzzo

Welcome to Day 30 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

I found this blog through the wonderful owners of La Grande Quercia B&B.  A very well done, informative site about the lesser known area of Abruzzo.  A must for any planning to travel to this region, a blog to tempt those who might otherwise passed it by.  Life in Abruzzo.

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Day 29 of My Favorite Italian Websites | An American in Italy

Welcome to Day 29 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

Another writer living the dream of Italian life.  She has tons of posts on all topics imaginable.  Enjoy life through her eyes, click here.

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Day 28 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Roma Everyday

Welcome to Day 28 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

Sometimes all I need is just a little sip of Italy.  I found this site and I couldn’t be happier.  Almost daily photos from Rome.   Click here for your tiny taste.

Roma everyday

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Day 27 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Un Americana a Roma

Welcome to Day 27 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

Hold on to your shirt tails, this ain’t your average warm and fuzzy Italian travel blog.  The writer gives a real look into life in Rome.  My kinda gal.  So if you are looking for something more than flashy pictures and top ten hotels, click here.

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Day 26 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Madonna del Piatto

Welcome to Day 26 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

Italian family cooking.  Say no more, I’m in love.  You will find amazing recipes, local information and a great itinerary schedule suggestion for those visiting Umbria.  Lovingly written and it shows!  Click here.

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Day 25 of My Favorite Italian Websites | Flavors of Rome

Welcome to Day 25 of my 30 days of Italian websites that will draw you in and keep you dreaming.

I just discovered Flavors of Rome as I researched the internet for new blogs and I have absolutely no idea why I had missed this one in the past.  I am going to get myself into trouble I am sure for saying this, but Rome my favorite big city and also my favorite place to eat.  I barely can pull myself from the table to go see the Vatican.  To find someone even more in love, click here.

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