Monthly Archives: April 2015

Orvieto’s Magnificent Duomo

Extending across a volcanic plug of rock above fields streaked with vines, olive and cypress trees, Orvieto is visually stunning from the first. Like the love child of Rome and Florence and nestled midway between the two cities, history hangs over the cobbled lanes, medieval piazzas and churches of this cinematically beautiful city. And few […]

Enchanting Frascati

Frascati is a gorgeous town that’s just around a score of kilometres away from Rome. A haven for wine lovers thanks to the range of wine-tasting tours on offer, Frascati is also home to many authentic restaurants where you can indulge in fine, Italian cuisine. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Villa Aldobrandini […]

Nature’s Lap – Val D’Orcia

Val D’Orcia is in the southern part of Tuscany.The Val D’orcia region includes the towns of Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Castiglione d’Orcia and Radicofani. The landscape of this area is made of hills, river beds and cypress trees lining country roads. The ancient fortresses on the hill tops add severity and mystery to the […]

A Spray of the Maritime Climate – Beaches of Puglia

The northern plains of Puglia are not really somewhere to linger. Instead, Italians and foreign holiday-makers alike head for the lovely coastline of this, the heel of Italy. There are many beaches and stretches of coastline to choose from, many bustling places with private beaches packed with sardine-like sun worshippers, but others relatively quiet and […]

EATaly and Central Market

The big news in Florence is the food scene. The steel-and-glass Central Market has undergone an exciting resurgence. The top floor is now an inviting, upscale food court, and several of the restaurants stay open late. On the ground floor of the market, vendors still sell meat, fish and produce. The open air San Lorenzo […]

Explore Napoli’s Greek Architecture

The city of Napoli, often called Naples by English speakers, is a sprawling city that started as a small Greek settlement and now spreads all the way around the beautiful Bay of Naples. The older parts of town are worth exploring on foot and are also where the best tourist attractions can be found, such […]

Sicilian Delicacies – Couscous

The beach at San Vito lo Capo in Sicily is a hidden treasure worth exploring. The limestone cliff of Mount Cofano is visible from the beach, which is near Zingaro Nature Reserve. After relaxing on this gorgeous stretch of beach, you can take a trip to either Erice or Segesta, nearby historical sites. While the […]

Exotic Italian Wine

Italian wine is a culture all its own. For generations upon generations Italian wine has played a large part in Italy’s society. As long as four thousand years ago the people who lived in Italy, the prehistoric people, were making and drinking wine. They would take the grapes still used in Italian wine today and […]