August 11 2015 / Food & Wine

Tips from the “Virgil” of Sperlonga

Sperlonga, Lazio

(…cont’d from here.) …and Rocco, my “Sperlonga Virgil,” was right about Il Bistrot (and not only). After my first dinner


July 17 2015 / Places

Le Spiaggette di Scoglitti, Sicilia

Scoglitti, Sicily

A balmy evening along the little beaches of Scoglitti… perfect for a stroll. The sun sets, taking the heat of


February 26 2015 / Places

Cirella on Riviera dei Cedri

Cirella, Calabria

Nestled into the heart of La Riviera dei Cedri, Cirella is a seaside town on Calabria’s northern Tyrrhenian coast. This


February 4 2015 / Places

Beach Hopping in Sardinia

Sardegna

(Be sure to check out Lenora’s Italy Retreat for Women To Live La Dolce Vita in September..) First snows of


November 24 2014 / Places

Mythical and Magical Chianalea in Scilla

Scilla, Calabria

Chianalea in Scilla is one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the province of Reggio Calabria. Built directly on


October 30 2014 / Places

The Windy Isles

Lipari, Sicily

Have you got some holiday leave left over? Because it is still summer here and now is the time to come


October 21 2014 / Places

A Photo Tour of Elba

Isola d'Elba, Tuscany

The island of Elba, positioned about 20kms off the Tuscan coast, is easily accessible by ferry from Piombino, south of


October 9 2014 / Places

Ventotene Checklist

Ventotene, Lazio

Before you leave for a few days on paradiso, aka the island of Ventotene, you’ll probably want to jot down a


September 24 2014 / Places

On the Coast of the Gods: Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano, Calabria

Are you planning to visit Tropea? Well, you should consider including Capo Vaticano in your itinerary. About 10km from Tropea,


September 16 2014 / Places

Secret Torre Flavia

Marina di Cerveteri, Lazio

Granted, summer is coming to an end, but a mile stretch of undeveloped beach, 20 minutes from Rome with two


September 15 2014 / Places

Tellaro and its Mythical Octopus

Tellaro, Liguria

Tiny Tellaro, one of the last villages lining the Ligurian coast before it melts into the region of Tuscany, is


June 3 2014 / Places

The OTHER Coastal Trails

Monterosso, Liguria

Hiking the mountainside trails that run along the vast, turquoise Ligurian sea in the Cinque Terre National Park is a


May 30 2014 / Places

VideoNote: Windy Walk at Punta Falcone

Salivoli, Tuscany

THIS IS A NEW VIDEONOTE! – SEE BELOW Dear friends, building on the success of the most recent VideoNote, “Pedalling


September 30 2009 / Places

City with Views II

Ancona, Le Marche

Of all the views however, Ancona’s crowning jewel is the hard-to-miss Monte Conero, sitting just to the south like a


September 7 2009 / Places

The Hidden Beaches of Sperlonga

Sperlonga, Lazio

The perfect weekend getaway from Rome is an hour and half train ride south to the coastal town of Sperlonga,


August 5 2009 / Places

City with Views

Ancona, Le Marche

Every major Italian city has that “something” that attracts visitors year after year. Rome has its history. Milan has its