Five places to see in Apulia


Apulia is a southern region that forms the heel of the Italian boot. It is famous for the white villages, for its countryside with an ancient flavor, its wonderful beaches. One of the most famous symbols of Apulia is the Trulli, the cone-shaped stone buildings of Alberobello, which we discussed in this article. This time Read More

Matera the European Capital of Culture for 2019


Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the eastern part of the Basilicata region, practically on the border with the region of Puglia. Matera is the second largest city in Basilicata and the largest municipality in the region. Matera is the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It Read More

The story of gondola, symbol of Venice


The gondola is the typical boat of Venice. Who doesn’t know it? It is unique, like the city it represents, also for its characteristics. Let’s find out what they are and what its history is.

UNESCO sites Trulli, Assisi and Pisa worth a visit


UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Three UNESCO sites to visit: Trulli of Alberobello Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco Piazza Del Duomo UNESCO convention was established in 1972.  Most noteworthy, Italy has the most World Heritage sites with a total of 53.  Also, Italy shares five sites with other countries. Four of their Read More

Spoleto Second Time Around Better Than The First


As I continued my journey with my travel professionals in the region of Umbria we visited  Spoleto.  I visited this ancient city  in the province of Perugia several years ago in January  without a tour guide.  The second time around was better than the first. Michele continued to be our guide in Spoleto for our Umbria trip.  Read More

Stained Glass Studio in Perugia, Capital of Umbria


We toured Museo Laboratorio Studio Moretti Caselli located in Perugia.  Just before opening the door to the studio there was this cute walkway.  I love all the stone and ancient buildings in Italy.  There is so much character in any Italian city or village. Maddalena Forenza is the daughter and current owner and her mother is Read More

Capital of Umbria Region is Perugia


Umbria’s largest province is Perugia which is the capital city of the region and the province.  The province covers two-thirds of  region.  Along with my travel professionals we arrived in Perugia one night. We ate at La Rosetta the food was very good.  One should be open minded and try something before knowing what it is, otherwise Read More

San Gemini Italy known for its mineral water spring


Recently I had the privilege to go on a tour with travel professionals and journalists to Umbria Region in Italy.  Umbria, know as green heart of Italy. One visit was San Gemini a cute little village, province of Terni, with about 4500 inhabitants. San Gemini is known for its mineral water spring and well-known for its Read More

Verona, a city to fall in love with


“There is no world for me outside the walls of Verona, except purgatory, torture, and hell itself. So to be banished from Verona is like being banished from the world, and being banished from the world is death.” –  William Shakespeare   Worldwide known to be one of the most romantic cities all over the Read More

Venice in Winter


Italy has so many different destinations – each one characterized by its own landscapes, places, traditions, events – it pleases all possible tastes and interests. If the choice seems hard, here is a suggestion… Venice, one of the most beloved cities in Italy, is often so crowded with tourists coming during the warm months from Read More