margie miklas

Margie Miklas is an American writer living in Florida, with a passion for travel, and especially, Italy. She writes the blog, margieinitaly, where you can follow her travels in Italy. She is the author of Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with ItalyMy Love Affair with Sicily, and the recently released photo book, Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. You can also find her on Twitter , Pinterest, Instagram, and FaceBook.

Accademia in Florence

Inside the Accademia Gallery in Florence

On my first visit to Florence a few years ago, I rushed into the Accademia Gallery with one purpose in mind, to see the original marble sculpture of...
Burano – A Colorful Gem in the Venice Lagoon

Burano – A Colorful Gem in the Venice Lagoon

Our blogger, Margie, discovers Burano and its beautiful colorful houses, that make this place a unique spot in the world. On your next trip to Venice...
Around the Corner in Verona

Around the Corner in Verona

Verona is arguably one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy. After all it is the city of Romeo and Juliet. Via Mazzini leading to the...
Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato is one of Italy’s great gifts to the world, and once you have tasted authentic Italian gelato, you understand why this is true. Italians...
Travel Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy

Travel Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning places in Italy. I could describe this stretch of coastline in so many ways: beautiful, magnificent,...
What Makes San Marzano Tomatoes Special?

What Makes San Marzano Tomatoes Special?

When chefs throughout the world prepare authentic Italian sauce, San Marzano tomatoes are their preference. These thin, pointy, sweet plum tomatoes...
Spacca Napoli – The Heart of Naples

Spacca Napoli – The Heart of Naples

Noisy, chaotic, vibrant, intense, colorful, edgy, and authentic. Naples oozes reality of life in Italy. Hovering over this city from an almost...
10 top tips for solo travel

10 Top Tips for Solo Travel to Italy

Some years ago I was planning a family trip to Italy. The kids were in their late teens, my husband was in one of his grouchy, ‘I hate holidays’...
Greek Theatre in Taormina

Taormina’s Greek Theater – Teatro Greco

Taormina is one of the most popular and beautiful places in Sicily. It was my first stop in Sicily and I fell in love immediately. I’d recommend this...
Amalfi Coast – Rugged and Beautiful

Amalfi Coast – Rugged and Beautiful

The Amalfi Coast with its rugged landscape is one of Italy’s beautiful vacation destinations. Certainly it’s a favorite of mine, as you know by now...