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Pasta with Pancetta, Pecorino and Arugula

Pasta with Pancetta, Pecorino Cheese and Arugula is a fun, easy recipe inspired by our time in Italy. The key to great Italian recipes, we learned, is to use just a few quality ingredients and that are fresh and full of flavor. Simple and delicious! Pancetta vs Bacon We chose Pancetta for this recipe because …

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How To Beat The Crowds At The Vatican

Everything about the Vatican is vast and impressive. As you step into St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica with its enormous dome takes center stage. Massive statues of Jesus and the apostles that are perched on the facade are almost dwarfed by the columns fronting the basilica. More enormous pillars, four deep, encircle and embrace all of St. Peter’s Square. The apostolic …

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Quito Free Walking Tour – Start Your Visit Here

We took the Quito Free Walking Tour about 2 weeks into our visit to Quito, Ecuador.  In retrospect we wish that it would have been our first stop.  Here’s why . . . This is as comprehensive a city tour as I have taken and paid handsomely.  For those that haven’t done a “free” walking …

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