Buona Befana

  As the holiday season approached this year I learned about some of the Italian traditions and one took me by pleasant surprise.       La Befana - She is the legend of an old witch who visits homes to leave gifts for good children and coal for bad ones on the 5th of … Continue reading Buona Befana

Sicily – Like Going Home

When we found out we were going to be stationed in Italy I about fell over with excitement and anticipation.  Partly because ... Europe!  But partly also because my mother's side of the family all hails from Sicily - and my dad's bloodline comes from a humble mining village in the Slovakian mountains, I'm working on … Continue reading Sicily – Like Going Home

From Capua to Capua

We live in ancient Capua which is now called Santa Maria Capua Vetere and is about 10 minutes from now Capua (I know it's a bit confusing) so we took a day to go see the small town a few minutes away and it is beautiful.  Click on this link for a decent explanation of the … Continue reading From Capua to Capua

First Trip to Rome

The husband and I decided the first trip to Rome we should drive then following trips we would figure out the train system.  It was I think just under two hours to go from our town to the middle of Rome where we had reservations at Hotel Della Nazioni.  The husband chose this hotel mainly … Continue reading First Trip to Rome

Getting Back On Track

It has been a crazy couple of months with finding and moving in to our home (for the next few years) and exploring our new town. We moved to a small town just North of Naples and hundreds of years away.  Ok not literally but the town has ruins from the gladiator era and apparently … Continue reading Getting Back On Track