Rocca di Frassinello – My Visit to a Tuscan Winery

A fun thing to do while in Italy is to visit a vineyard and winery and sample some of the country’s excellent wine. In the magnificent Maremma you will find one of the most beautiful wineries you will ever see. Rocca di Frassinello is a joint venture between an Italian, Castellare di Castellina, and a […]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Cala del Porto: Your Own Private Beach in Tuscany.

When most people think of Tuscany, the rolling hills of Chianti probably come to mind, but the region is much more than this. The Maremma in southern Tuscany is dotted with beautiful medieval towns, set in thick chestnut forests and surrounded with green fields which stretch for kilometres. There are rugged windswept hillsides and gorgeous […]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

20 Top Bloggers Share their Favorite Italian Wine Photos

After the positive response to our post, 20 Top Italy Bloggers Share Their Favourite Images of Italy, Italian Talks has asked another 20 top bloggers to each share an image about Italian wines or wineries and write a few words about  them. Enjoy these photos and please check out their links so you can view […]

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Masseria Li Veli – A Perfect Blend of North and South

A Tuscan Wine Legend Finds Inspiration in Puglia. We are welcomed to Masseria Li Veli by Giovanni Dimitri, General Manager and our host for a private tour and tasting. Masseria Li Veli, “A Vineyard Between Two Seas” is located midway between Brindisi and Lecce in the municipality of Cellino San Marco. With 33 hectares (approximately […]

Li Veli 9 Wine tasting Photo By Victoria De Maio

Experience San Lorenzo Market in Florence

An absolute must for visitors to Florence is the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale. It is one of the oldest markets in Florence. The two-storey building was constructed in Via dell’Ariento in 1874. The display of food in the various stalls would make anyone hungry…it is an Aladdin’s cave of food treasures. The selection of salumi, […]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

An Idyllic Evening in Venice’s Murano

It was a warm balmy evening when I visited Murano, the Venetian island famous for its glass making tradition. I reached Murano using the vaporetto Line 42 in about 20 minutes from Saint Mark’s Square. The tiny island was almost deserted and several locals kindly ushered me into one of the island’s glassmaking factories. I […]

Photo by Ishita Sood Venice

A Modern Day Geppetto in Venice

Who doesn’t remember this lovable character from the Disney movie, Pinocchio? Disney, who adapted the film from the original book written by Carlo Colludi in 1883, turned this adorable wooden puppet, who became a real boy, into a household name. Today, in every city all over Italy, Pinocchio memorabilia from key chains to small hand-held […]

Photo by Karen Henderson

Spring Fashions in Florence for 2015

Despite the changeable weather and chilly mornings, spring is on the way. A walk around the gorgeous streets of Florence is fun at this time of the year when the shop windows are full of fabulous springtime fashions. As usual, there is something for everyone, from elegant neutrals to vibrant bright colour…enjoy the photos and […]

Dolce and Gabbana accessories Photo by Debra Kolkka

The Beaches of Southern Italy

As a peninsula, Italy claims miles of coastline. Add all its islands to the mix and  beaches are truly abundant and one of the country’s most attractive features. Southern Italy has some of the best beaches, and I had the good fortune to visit quite a few of them during my travels to Italy. With […]

Beach near Ostuni in Puglia - Photographer Margie Miklas
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