Join Me for a Stroll in….Positano!

Let's Go to Italy Together!Positano is a small town located on the spectacular and seductive Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) on the Mediterranean coast in the region of Campania.

Positano takes picturesque to a whole new level! Let’s take a stroll through this picture-perfect town, shall we?Campania - Positano Let's Go to Italy Together! Continue reading

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Let’s Stop at a Neighborhood Market…in Gallipoli

Let's Go to Italy Together!Since this week has been about food markets, certainly those local neighborhood markets you encounter in your meanderings certainly deserve a mention.

And, for me, this is one of the beauties of so many neighborhoods in Italy; the fact that you can turn a corner and find these wonderful local markets chock full of fresh produce and local goodies…

While strolling through historic Gallipoli in Puglia,  this small but bountiful market  certainly caught my eye (and appetite!)! I just love looking, don’t you?

Photogenic to say the least! Just look at those gorgeous shapes and colors!Everything is fresh, seasonal, local and so beautifully displayed.

Remember, look but don’t touch (non tocare!) is the rule here!

Well, I’m hungry now! And I think I have a pretty good idea of what some of the ingredients will be in our next meal! I can hardly wait, can you??

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Enjoying everything that is authentic and local is an important part of the Puglia experience when you travel with me and my Puglia travel partners and experts, YLTour.

Won’t you join us in 2015?

Puglia - Gallipoli GroupLet's Go to Italy Together!

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A Milestone! 100+ Copies Sold in First Month!

Let's Go to Italy Together!It’s actually been 4 weeks since the “official” launch of my first book,

Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style

and I’m so excited and pleased to share that it has already sold (over) 100 copies!

 Victoria's Travel TipZ

Get Your Copy Today!

This is a real thrill for me and I am extremely grateful to each and every one of you!

If you are among the 100+ who ordered/purchased my book (paperback or Kindle) as of today, I want to personally thank YOU! So…

I Want to Do Something Special!

And it’s going to be a Special “Grazie Amici!” photo collage published in early January featuring YOU!

Please send me a “SELFIE” of YOU holding my book or your Kindle with the book cover. If you want to add a short comment, please do. I’m hoping to having photos from everywhere! (Please send your photo to me by December 29th!)

Please Click Here to Send Your Photo or send to: PostcardsfromTravelPiZazz(at)gmail(dot)com

And, remember, your Reviews and Referrals are PURE GOLD!

♥♥ Grazie x million!!! ♥♥

Victoria & Lulu LaMew, Editor-in-Chief

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Let’s Take a Stroll Through…Lecce’s Marvelous Food Market!

Let's Go to Italy Together!I’m not sure why so much that I write about centers around food (hmmmm…), but I’m especially fond of  visiting Italy’s food markets and the friendly (and hard working) artisans who proudly display and offer their local produce, delicacies, and specialties.

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Today, let’s take a stroll through Lecce’s sensational food market! Puglia - Lecce Market

Lecce is the capital of the Salento region of Puglia and although it is known as the “Florence of the South” for it’s euphoric and exuberant Baroque architecture, it’s also a food lovers’ paradise!   Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Stroll Through…the Central Market of Florence

After visiting the Uffizi, David, and the Duomo, let’s take a stroll and visit the Central Market of Florence…

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Located in the historic San Lorenzo neighborhood of Florence, Mercato Centrale Firenze opened in spring of 2014. The original building, on the first floor, was built in 1874. Designed by Giuseppe Mengoni (who also designed Milan’s famous Galleria), it is also characterized by its bright and airy design. Continue reading

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Would You Be So Kind??

Dear Followers and Subscribers,

First of all, my sincerest grazie for all of your support in the past – I really don’t know how to thank you! Some of you may have already received an email from me but, just in case…I’m writing to ask a favor…

There is hardly a lover of all things Italian who doesn’t love Italy Magazine. AND, as a blogger/writer, to be acknowledged by Italy Magazine is truly something to aspire to…

Italy Magazine blogger-awards

This year is the second year of their Italy Blogger Awards and, since I’m guessing that many of you don’t get their e-newsletter or are on Twitter or Facebook as much as I am, I wanted to bring this to your attention…​and I am asking for your support to be nominated.

Competition is fierce – no doubt about it. If it were Dancing with the Stars, I’m definitely the rookie contestant, but nothing ventured and all that, right? So?

So…I am asking for just a few minutes of your time…

I am hoping that one of my articles,
can be nominated for  “Best Single Travel Post”

Below is the link and all of the info you will need to submit a Nomination.

Click here for the Italy Magazine Blogger Award Nomination link

Here is the information for the Form:

Blogger Award Nomination Form

Name *
(Name of person nominating blog – that’s you!)

Blog Title * Postcards from Travel PiZazz

Blog URL *www.PostcardsfromTravelPiZazz.com
If nominating a post please enter the link to that specific post (see below)

Blog URL for Article:  

http://postcardsfromtravelpizazz.com/la-dolce-vita/postcards-puglia/made-puglia/

http://postcardsfromtravelpizazz.com/la-dolce-vita/postcards-campania/spotlight-buffalo-mozzarella-farm/

Contact E-mail *
(Contact email for person nominating blog – that’s you!)

Nomination Category *

Check: √ Best Single Travel Post

Single Blog Title

Made in Puglia or
Spotlight on: A Buffalo Mozzarella Farm

(And by the way, you can vote in more than one Category and you are welcome to share this email with others.)

If you have any questions, - I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this!

Grazie mille!

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Lulu-Venice Hat - Book EditorA Note from the Editor-in-Chief:

I wanted to personally thank mew for your time and for your help. (I hope you didn’t have to sacrifice a nap…)

You are appreciated!

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$omething $pecial for YOU!

Let's Go to Italy Together!Register Now & $AVE!!

The euro is down, the dollar is strong – now is the time to say “Si!” and $ave!

What will you be doing next spring? Are you dreaming of being in Italy? Well, I want to take you there with me! My partners and Puglia experts, Yle and Michele of  YLTour are waiting for us with open arms! Enjoy the real Italy, the Italy that you’ve always read and dreamed about! Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Stroll…To a Cat Sanctuary in Rome

Spacer-LaDolceVitaThis is the first of many strolls I’d like us to take together…let’s take our time and just enjoy the sites, shall we?

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Cats in Rome… A Long History

It’s hard not to notice the large feline population in Rome! Legend has it that the first cats in Rome were brought by Cleopatra and Antony from Egypt where cats were revered. Another legend says that cats are well taken care of because, during the plague, the cats ate the rats thus saving the city. Strolling through the city, there’s no doubt that they have made themselves at home here!

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Today we’re going to visit the Cat Sanctuary in Largo di Torre Argentina, a piazza in the heart of Rome.

Located in ancient Roman ruins in the center of the piazza, the sanctuary is a no-kill shelter staffed by volunteers. They sterilize 3,000 cats each year and find homes for 250.

I was saddened to hear that cats that look like my Lulu (tabbies) are the last to be adopted because they are so common! Rome - cats

The next time you’re in Rome, if you’re a cat lover, be sure and stop by… and please remember that donations are welcome.

Thank mew!Spacer-LaDolceVita

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Don’t You Just Love Good News?

Let's Go to Italy Together!

I LOVE Good News!

And I LOVE Sharing Good News!

Book pcard copy for blog adThanks to many of  YOU, 50 copies (1/2 Kindle & 1/2 Paperback) were ordered online the very first week of publication! Plus a dozen of you requested signed copies…

I’m thrilled, excited…and very GRATEFUL!

And there’s MORE!

Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style has already received 11 5-Star Reviews on AMAZON!

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Thank YOU for your feedback and reviews! Your enthusiasm, support and referrals are sincerely appreciated!

 

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Meet My Editor-in-Chief…

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Lulu-Venice Hat - Book Editor

I would like to introduce you to Lulu LaMew, Editor-in-Chief, of my first published book, Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style.

Lulu will be sharing UpdateZ as well as her own MewZ-ings and observations on her page, From the Editor’s Desk (in between naps and snacks, of course!)….

We both welcome your feedback and comments…Let's Go to Italy Together!

(Oh, and for those of you who are wondering if she is available because of the amazing job she did on my first book? Sorry, we have an exclusive contract! )

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