Art and Culture

Sicily Photo by Michael David

Impressions of Sicily

A few years ago I visited Sicily, an island of history, architecture, stunning landscapes – and of course, Mount Etna. As soon as I got off the plane, Sicily’s warm, scented air assailed my [...]

San Galgano Photo by Raffaella Pensieri

San Galgano, an abbey under a roof of stars

We’re crossing the Val di Merse in the early warmth of a new summer that adds a touch of magic to tranquil fields where red poppies and golden sheaves add splashes of colour. A mystical silence [...]

The Grand Canal Venice Photo by Michael David

Impressions of Venice

Venice continues to enchant visitors from across the globe with its unique geography, fascinating history, elegant facades and palaces – and of course, the iconic Grand Canal. I returned to [...]

Piazza Grande Photo by Deba Kolkka

Explore the Antique Market in Arezzo

On the first Sunday and the preceding Saturday of each month Arezzo holds an amazing antique market. The tradition began in 1968 and it has grown to be one of the biggest antique markets in [...]

Venice - Photo by Aaron Crossley

What Makes Venice so Special

I am very fortunate right now to be living next to Bath, a World Heritage city situated in the southwest portion of the UK. Bath is part of a select group of cities around the world that Unesco [...]

Photo by Rachel Rusing

Castello di Roncade: History, Beauty and Wine

Your mission: to see northeastern Italy. Your dilemma: you don’t know where else to go besides Venice. Your solution is below. Castello Di Roncade As a permanent tourist in northeastern Italy, I [...]

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