Italy

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Italy’ here at MarkCz.com.

Lidia’s Italy coming to Milwaukee Public Market

Yesterday we stopped at the Milwaukee Public Market and Amy noticed a poster announcing that Lidia Bastianich will be appearing there for a cooking class and book signing this Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 from MPTV Friends. That price supports...

Excellent Tuscan chicken and beans recipe

After a couple of days near 70°F. last week, cold weather is back in southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, so we're turning to hearty, savory dinners. Beef is on the menu tonight, and Friday there was a veal meat loaf, so I wanted...

Castello di Nipozzano wine tasting flight, Pelago

Castello di Nipozzano wine tasting flight, Pelago

Pelago (Florence), Italy — Amy, Dan Falato, and Elizabeth at a table set for a wine tasting flight and luncheon at the Castello di Nipozzano in the Chianti Rufina area. Built in the year 1000 as a defensive fortress, the Castello di Nipozzano Estate is now the...

Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The bright lights of the Westin Excelsior hotel are reflected in the River Arno at night. The slightly larger section on the right originated as the Casa Rucellai in 1504 and later became the Hotel Italie. The smaller section on the left was a house...

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — Italian gold jewelry, including gold chains, bracelets, gold earrings, necklaces, and rings, displayed for sale by one of the many jewellers' shops on the Ponte Vecchio, a famous hot spot for merchants since Medieval times.

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The triumphal Arcone ("arch") on the west side of the Piazza della Repubblica, the city's ancient center, the site of its original Roman Forum, its former Mercato Vecchio ("old market") and former Jewish ghetto. A huge public works project demolished...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Basilica of Santa Croce, designed by Giorgio Vasari. Above the tomb are three sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master....

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

Antichita Mazzoni antiques store, Siena, Italy

Antichita Mazzoni antiques store, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — Antichita Mazzoni SNC, an antiques business at 8 Piazza San Giovanni, just off the back steps of Siena Cathedral, the marble of which is visible in the upper left corner. You can step inside the store on Google Street View.

Fruit baskets, wine shop in Siena, Italy

Fruit baskets, wine shop in Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — Baskets of fresh fruit displayed in front of the the old food shop at Via di Città 158 (Antica Bottega Di Marchetti Massimo E Khalimova Galina): Fresh grapes, apples, peaches, plums, oranges, and melons in baskets on fruit crates, a garlic garland, bags...

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — The Torre del Mangia ("Tower of the Eater," left) and the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) on the Piazza del Campo. Built between 1338 and 1348, the 289-foot tower was designed to be of equal height with Siena Cathedral. The Palazzo Pubblico is older, with...

Colle di Val d-Elsa: Via San Sebastiano

Colle di Val d-Elsa: Via San Sebastiano

Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy — Two people walk up Via San Sebastiano. which connects “Colle Bassa,” the lower, more modern portion of Colle di Val d'Elsa, with “Colle Alta”, the ancient town up on the hill. Colle di Val d'Elsa is a town of 20,000 in the province of...

Agritourismo in Tuscany near San Gimignano, Italy

Agritourismo in Tuscany near San Gimignano, Italy

Gambassi Terme, Tuscany, Italy — The swimming pool and Monte houses at Agritourismo Renai e Monte, about 20 kilometers northwest of San Gimignano. Centered among vineyards and olive groves in the Tuscan hills of Val d’Elsa, this agritourismo is an oasis of country...

Italy

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Italy’ here at MarkCz.com.

Lidia’s Italy coming to Milwaukee Public Market

Yesterday we stopped at the Milwaukee Public Market and Amy noticed a poster announcing that Lidia Bastianich will be appearing there for a cooking class and book signing this Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 from MPTV Friends. That price supports...

Excellent Tuscan chicken and beans recipe

After a couple of days near 70°F. last week, cold weather is back in southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, so we're turning to hearty, savory dinners. Beef is on the menu tonight, and Friday there was a veal meat loaf, so I wanted...

Castello di Nipozzano wine tasting flight, Pelago

Pelago (Florence), Italy — Amy, Dan Falato, and Elizabeth at a table set for a wine tasting flight and luncheon at the Castello di Nipozzano in the Chianti Rufina area. Built in the year 1000 as a defensive fortress, the Castello di Nipozzano Estate is now the...

Westin Excelsior hotel, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The bright lights of the Westin Excelsior hotel are reflected in the River Arno at night. The slightly larger section on the right originated as the Casa Rucellai in 1504 and later became the Hotel Italie. The smaller section on the left was a house...

Italian gold jewelry, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — Italian gold jewelry, including gold chains, bracelets, gold earrings, necklaces, and rings, displayed for sale by one of the many jewellers' shops on the Ponte Vecchio, a famous hot spot for merchants since Medieval times.

Piazza della Repubblica: Arcone, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The triumphal Arcone ("arch") on the west side of the Piazza della Repubblica, the city's ancient center, the site of its original Roman Forum, its former Mercato Vecchio ("old market") and former Jewish ghetto. A huge public works project demolished...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

Antichita Mazzoni antiques store, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — Antichita Mazzoni SNC, an antiques business at 8 Piazza San Giovanni, just off the back steps of Siena Cathedral, the marble of which is visible in the upper left corner. You can step inside the store on Google Street View.

Fruit baskets, wine shop in Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — Baskets of fresh fruit displayed in front of the the old food shop at Via di Città 158 (Antica Bottega Di Marchetti Massimo E Khalimova Galina): Fresh grapes, apples, peaches, plums, oranges, and melons in baskets on fruit crates, a garlic garland, bags...

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — The Torre del Mangia ("Tower of the Eater," left) and the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) on the Piazza del Campo. Built between 1338 and 1348, the 289-foot tower was designed to be of equal height with Siena Cathedral. The Palazzo Pubblico is older, with...

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