Good From the Ghetto

What’s So Jewish About Rome? By Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo © Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Somewhere in the mid-eighties while wandering Rome’s old Jewish quarter on the Tiber River, we noticed a small door with a red chenille curtain. A hole in the wall, literally, it had no sign and there was no name…

Sizzling Sicily

Part I – Palermo: Cure for the Late Winter Blues By Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo © Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram We’d had it with winter. We needed to get away. We hadn’t been to Sicily for years. It had to be warmer than Portland. We leave Maine in an ice storm and arrive in…

Cinque Terre

Cliffhanging, Wining & Dining By Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo © Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram 2008 We visited Cinque Terre many years ago and wanted to see if it has changed as much as we have. We say goodbye to Como and the lakes and head for La Spezia and one of the most beautiful stretches of…