Posts Tagged ‘italian lifestyle and culture’

Feature Image Lake Como Photo by Michael David

‘Lake Como – Elegant in Monochrome’

I first visited Lake Como around 12 years ago with my late wife, Liz. We were captivated from the moment we first glimpsed the mountains and enticing lake as we made our way down to the shores of [...]

My Epic Foodie Experience Photo by https://www.instagram.com/buona.forchetta/

My Epic Foodie Trip Around Puglia

All photos are credited to @buona.forchetta  unless otherwise stated. Ah Puglia…this region had been on my mind yet somehow “missed” on countless visits to Italy. I had skirted around [...]

Saturnia Thermal Springs Photo by Debra Kolkka

Experience the Thermal Springs at Saturnia

A couple of years ago I visited the hot springs at Saturnia. It was a hot Sunday afternoon and the terme was crowded. I vowed to return on a cooler day, mid week, in the hope that there would be [...]

Florence, Italy

Readers Share #UnforgettableDay Ideas for Florence

Baglioni Hotels recently asked readers and followers to share their Unforgettable Day ideas on social media by way of a Facebook contest. Results included over two hundred creative and unique [...]

Mille Miglia feature Photo by Paula Sweet Stanley

Rulers of the Road – Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia usually drags into our town of Vicenza in the late afternoon, cars creep through the Piazza Signori, then roar out of town via the Corso Palladio. This year we decided to do it [...]

Vogalonga - Photo by Victoria De Maio

La Vogalonga Regatta – A Special Venice Event

In May 2015, my visit to Venice just happened to coincide with an annual local event, La Vogalonga Regatta. This serendipitous coincidence turned out to be a highlight of my time in La [...]

chianti-classico-harvest-photo-by-Jennifer-Martin

A Special Winery Experience in Tuscany

Of course, when in Tuscany one must set aside time to journey out to the Tuscan countryside and explore some of their world-famous wineries.  There is nothing better than immersing oneself in one [...]

Handbags Florence 2017 Photo by Debra Kolkka

Spring 2017 Women’s Fashion Trends in Florence

 I have recently been watching the runway shows for autumn/winter in Europe. With a few exceptions, I found them to be a little excessive to appeal to a wide audience. So it was a relief to visit [...]

Venice Carnevale Photo by Yeimi

Carnevale, Venice’s Opulent Masquerade Ball

Seductive and mysterious, Carnevale in Venice is guaranteed to weave a magical spell around those who arrive for the two-week celebration. As you wander among the extravagantly costumed and [...]

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