Delightful Ascoli: “Like Tuscany 30 Years Ago” By Kent E. St. John The moonlight reflects off the travertine marble pavement, smooth as a skating rink, onto the Piazza del Popalo (people’s plaza) in Ascoli, Italy. The low lights of the ancient buildings and arcades that encircle the plaza are dimmed by the glow from above […]
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The town of Offida has gorgeous observation points, interesting places to see, and excellent artisanal food and wine scene.
Cartagena and Medellin, Colombia: No Fears! Monica wrote to author Bill Karz: Hi! I read your very nice article about Medellin. Thanks! I am originally from Medellin. It was really great to hear the things you have to say. Getting a Taste of Hanoi’s Braised Fish Street A reader from Malaysia emailed this story to […]
A Return to Le Marche: Palaces, Painters and Pilgrims By Kent E St John A few months ago I took a step back in time and headed to the Region Marche in Italy. Years ago I spent time in Ascoli Piceno taking an Italian speaking course; I was a dismal failure but so enjoyed my […]