On this Mardi Gras, celebrating Venice’s Carnival

Venice Carnival / Kimberly Sullivan

I’ve just returned from visiting Venice during Carnival season … and since today we’re already celebrating Mardi gras (thanks to a super-early Easter this year), I’d better post about Carnival before the more serious Lenten season begins… It has been years – decades, really – since I visited Venice during the Carnival season, but I’m…

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Visiting Via Tasso’s Nazi Prison Museum in Rome

Via Tasso Nazi Prison Museum, Rome/ Kimberly Sullivan

Recently, I visited for the first time Rome’s Museo Storico della Liberazione (Liberation Historical Museum). During WWII, the Germans occupied Rome between September 1943 and June 1944. During that time, the SS headquarters on Via Tasso served as a prison, interrogation facilities and the place where prisoners were tortured and killed. During that time, being…

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Wine, lace and beauty in the Marche’s Offida

Every winter, my son and I pass through the Italian region of the Marche so he can take part in indoor races in seaside Ancona. These trips give us a great chance to explore all the picturesque towns in that region. One of those picture-perfect towns that’s long been on my list is the hill…

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Cagliari’s Ancient Roman Theatre

Cagliari Ancient Roman Theatre, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

I’ve been writing posts about my recent visit to Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardegna. There were lots of interesting places to visit in this city, including the ruins of an Ancient Roman amphitheater. This can be found between the neighborhoods of Castello and Stampace. We walked out here on a particularly…

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European destinations to visit for the Christmas light season

Milan, Christmas/ Kimberly Sullivan

It’s that time of year again … short days made brighter by stunning Christmas lights. Since Christmas celebrations in Europe continue through to 6 January, you’re still in time to enjoy those cheery holiday lights. Here’s a roundup of some European cities and towns to consider visiting to enjoy those holiday lights – and much…

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Launch day for Rome’s Last Noble Palace!

Rome's Last Noble Palace

So very excited! It’s finally here – not just St Nicholas’ day, but also launch day for my latest novel, Rome’s Last Noble Palace. I so loved bringing this dual time line story set in modern-day and 1890s Rome to life, and I hope you’ll enjoy the intertwined stories of Sophie and Isabelle. I have…

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Up and down the hills of Todi

Todi, Umbria, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

I’ve already written about the wonderful view from the San Fortunato bell tower , and I’ll have future posts on the beautiful squares and churches of this pretty Umbrian hill town. But today, I want to talk about all the hills a tourist has to climb to visit these picturesque hill towns …. and to…

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Rome’s Last Noble Palace is a Historical Fiction Company Highly Recommended 5-star review

Rome's Last Roman Palace review

As launch day approaches, excited to receive another strong editorial review for my Rome’s Last Noble Palace. This latest is from the Historical Fiction Company, who awarded my dual timeline novel a Highly-Recommended 5-star award. Here’s what they have to say: Reaching Out Across Time – an Editorial Review of “Rome’s Last Noble Palace” SUNLIGHT…

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