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3 Reasons That Keep Me Returning to Italy

I thought long and hard about this one, because there are so many things I find charming about Italy. However, I do have my top three reasons that always have the same effect on me each time I return. 806 more words


Sperlinga's Man -- and Woman -- Caves

Who would want to live in a cave?  Cold, dark, inhospitable, perhaps. But generations of Sicilians and Materans lives in caves, up until th 1960’s. 1,086 more words



Finally I had the chance to visit Matera and was not at all disappointed. Although I left more confused aout the history of Matera than I started, although it is one of the longest inhabited towns in the world, the only history the town was very interested in pushing was that of the early 1900’s and the poverty of the Sassi. 71 more words


My Latest Italian Adventure ~ A Sneak Peak of Upcoming Articles

My Italian adventure was so much more than I ever imagined. After being home four days, I am still reeling from 3 1/2 weeks of experiences with new friends that will remain with me for a lifetime. 601 more words


La Bellezza

IN MATERA the stone buildings are a perfect canvas for the birds. Easy to spot, the sun captures the gracefulness of their bodies to form a shadow that only multiplies their existence. 477 more words


Brainstorming in Matera

Instead of spending Midsummer in Stockholm, I am in Matera, Italy brainstorming my next books with a great group of writers at the Locanda di San Martino… 64 more words


Tutta colpa di Marino

I Tg di venerdì 19 giugno – Come si fa a far finta di informare senza dire niente e, per soprammercato, dando a intendere l’esatto contrario della verità? 548 more words