Author Archives: Jolie

About Jolie

Raising five crazy kids with the Hubby in SoCal and hoping to capture the zesty flavor of life through my writing career. Enjoy!

If Life Hands You Lemons, Make Limoncello

“Sorrento” and “Limoncello” are interchangeable concepts. Outside of Sorrento, only groves in neighboring Capri are accepted to create this specialty liqueur. You should not buy it outside of Campania. Even Pompeii boasts a mural celebrating the Sorrento Lemon. Locals are fiercely proud of their limoncello, and you can purchase it on every street corner. The […]

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Rome, Colosseum and Forum

The Colosseum is the big time and I really can’t believe I’m sitting here telling you I touched it. (Who am I kidding, we stomped the yard.) It was heady stuff, after “seeing” ancient things, to be able to touch them. It was an interactive smorgasbord. Nick-named for a colossal bronze statue of Nero at […]

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Rome, The Vatican

We signed up to see the Vatican and the Colosseum on the same day. Which is ludicrous. But necessary. This is why espresso is the Italian drink of choice. I warned you, you won’t see it all and you have to keep moving. Buying a tour is a great way to utilize time and stay […]

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