Mud volcanoes, or mud domes, are pseudo volcanoes, as they do not produce lava and are not necessarily driven by magmatic activity. They are found in various parts of Italy and in most parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Various types exist and some are even artificial.
If you’ve never experienced the Italian promenade, I can only assume you’ve never been to Italy, at least not the real Italy…
If you’re longing for a break away from the crowds and tourist traps, head south of Salerno where the Cilento and Diano Valley National Park rises up from the spectacular Gulf of Salerno into lonely mountain ranges.
Did you know that animals are so smart that they speak foreign languages, even Italian?
Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village!
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the sea that sets my imagination soaring. The broad horizon and immense expanse of water makes it seem that only the sky is the limit. I wonder what it’s like across the way, and wish for a boat to paddle off on new discoveries. It’s aContinue reading “Our Adriatic Coast”
Italy’s fun and useful open air-air markets have been put on hold because of coronavirus. 😦 Yet they remain (once they reopen) one of the best ways for tourists to get a glimpse of Italian culture and daily life, and to find a great deal. So I thought I’d let you get a peek atContinue reading “Italy’s Open-Air Markets”
“Toc, toc, toc.” Wiping my hands on my apron, I went to the door wondering who would visit so close to lunch. “Buon giorno,” I greeted the unexpected visitor hesitantly. “Can I help you?” not really knowing what to say or do. I’d never been visited by a priest before! “Well, I’m here for theContinue reading “The Italian Easter”