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Travel to Italy with Mary Ann in September, 2013

Note: For more information or for registration, contact our tour provider, Under the Italian Sun. Toll Free: 800-594-2901Tel: 215-922-1172Fax: 215-922-1190Email: info@italiansun.com Emilia-Romagna with Mary Ann Esposito September 11-22, 2013 About this Tour Home to m…

Lombardy & Liguria with Mary Ann Esposito

​Update 1/30/2012: This trip is sold out! Lombardy & Liguria with Mary Ann Esposito including Lake Como, Portofino & the Cinque Terre 19-30 September 2012 Stretching from the Alps in the north through dramatic Lake Como to the fertile Po valley in the …

Travel to Umbria in 2011!

[EDITOR UPDATE 1/25/2011: This trip is SOLD OUT! Watch this space in the coming months for announcements of future tours of Italy with Mary Ann.] [EDITOR UPDATE 1/20/2011: Only three spots remain!] Umbria, the “ green heart” of Italy, is where you will find …

The Cooking of Tuscany

Join Mary Ann in September, 2010, for this excursion to Italy! The unmistakable gentle hills dotted with country villas and lined with stately cypress trees, the latticed olive orchards and vineyards, the graceful and medieval towns perched on hilltops; this could only b…

Going Home Again

My Alitalia flight from Milan to Palermo, Sicily was just as I expected. I braced myself for the sight that would unfold before me as we began our apporach to Punta Raisi airport. Jagged Mount Pellegrino came into view, seeming to loom out of the water. I had seen this v…

Rome, If You Want To

This is the time of year when people who have never been to Italy begin planning a trip, and frequently ask me where they should go first. I always say start in Roma and when you get there go straight to the Roman Forum with a good guide book in hand or better yet, hire…

Did Somebody Say 'Amalfi?' Here We Come!

Every year my husband Guy and I travel with our friends at Under the Italian Sun and several fun-loving Ciao Italia viewers to a different region of Italy. This coming September, 2009, I can hardly wait because we're heading for the Amalfi Coast! Here's how David Dilibe…