October 2 2014 / Places

The Gems of Padova

Padova, Veneto

Only a 30 minute train ride from Venice, Padova is a pleasant day trip and often overlooked in favor of


September 10 2014 / Local Interest

Grotta Zinzulusa – The Raggedy Cave

Castro, Puglia

South of Lecce along the Salento coast of Puglia, on your way to the very tip of Puglia’s heel, St.


August 6 2014 / Places

Lecce: “Florence of the South”

Lecce, Puglia

Today, Lecce is a candidate for Capital of European Culture in 2019. However, her ancient history and origins date back


June 9 2014 / Places

Gallipoli, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea

Gallipoli, Puglia

Gallipoli, which means “beautiful city” in Greek, lies on Ionian Sea on the western coast of Puglia’s Salentine peninsula. Historically,


May 15 2014 / Events

Marriage to the Sea

Venezia, Veneto

The history of the Venetian Republic, sometimes called the “Serene Republic”, is embodied in the Doge’s Palace. Massive, imposing, impressive,


July 26 2013 / Events

A Tradition Revived

Grazie di Curtatone, Lombardia

Street painting was first recorded in the 16th century Italy. The Madonnari (lit, Madonna makers) were itinerant artists who would


June 19 2013 / Local Interest

Here’s to a Long Life in Limone!

Limone sul Garda, Lombardia

In 1979, a state employee living in Milan, but from Limone sul Garda, was hospitalized and his blood work was


May 28 2013 / Food & Wine

Super Etruscan Bolgheri

Bolgheri, Tuscany

In the heart of the Etruscan coast, only a few kilometers from the seaside, is the medieval village of Bolgheri.


April 24 2013 / Places

Bravery in Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

Straddling the Brenta River, Bassano del Grappa’s medieval character is matched only by its rich and proud history. Now you


April 5 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Does Your Heart Skip a Beat in Florence?

Florence, Tuscany

Florence is a treasure trove of classic art, a must destination for art lovers. In droves, visitors flock to the


February 11 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Knocking on Doors in Florence…

Florence, Tuscany

If you’re rushing from the Uffizi to the Duomo or from your hotel to the Accademia or from Ponte Vecchio


January 22 2013 / Food & Wine

In Search of the Black Rooster

Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Sitting proudly in the heart of Chianti country is Greve in Chianti, renamed in 1972 after the area’s inclusion in


October 22 2012 / Places

La Serenissima…The Serene One?

Venice, Veneto

Ah, Venice, is there any city like La Serenissima? What lies behind the beautiful mask of the serene one? Proud