Food and Wine in San Gimignano

Italian cheeses

San Gimignano is a Great Food Destination: If you’re a foodie or love cooking, San Gimignago is a destination for you. The traditional cuisine of this Tuscan hill-town features many of the typical dishes that you’ll see on menus of trattorias and restaurants in Tuscany, and if you’re into cooking, you can easily buy these […]

San Gimignano – Famous for its Fine Food and Towers

San Gimignano

San Gimingano – Famous for its Towers and Fine Food: San Gimignano is a charming Tuscan hill town that’s famous for its medieval buildings and towers. Situated roughly halfway between Siena and Florence, it was a perfect place for us to stop as we travelled from Siena to Florence. We also heard that San Gimingano […]

San Gimignano’s Towers of Wealth and Power

San Gimignano Towers

The San Gimignano Towers are Famous All Over the World: San Gimignano is famous for the medieval towers that dominate its skyline. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, there were once an amazing 72 lofty houses towering above this small Tuscan hill-town. These days only 13 of the San Gimignano towers remain. They are […]

The World’s Best Gelato in San Gimignano

World's Best Gelato in San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a Pilgrimage Destination for Gelato-lovers: When you visit Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, an interesting phenomenon you will observe is the number of people eating gelato. Enjoying a gelato or two is one of the pleasurable pastimes when visiting Italy, and there’s nothing unusual about visitors eating gelato, especially on a […]

Romeo and Juliet – The lovers die but their romance lives on!

Casa di Giulietta

Casa di Giulietta – Romeo and Juliet – An Immortal Love Story: Centuries after Shakespeare wrote his famous tragic romance Romeo and Juliet, more than half a million people still pack into the courtyard of Casa di Giulietta each year to see the famous Juliet balcony.  It was from this balcony that Juliet was supposed […]

Sorrento – A Town with a Southern Charm

Sorrento

Sorrento Has Sun, Sea, Good Food and Everything for La Dolce Vita Sorrento is a well-developed holiday resort town that is popular as a package-holiday destination. Although its history dates back to the times of the Etruscans, the Greeks and the Romans, it’s not history that attracts visitors to Sorrento. With its ideal location on […]

Ristorante Parco Ibsen in Sorrento

Sorrento Bar Ristorante

Parco Ibsen Has Good Food and a Nice Ambience: For one of our dinners in Sorrento, we had a choice of three restaurants – Ristorante Museo Caruso, O Parrucchiano and the Ristorante Parco Ibsen, all in the historic centre of Sorrento. Museo Caruso was described to us as a fine-dining restaurant and although we weren’t […]

Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento

Hotel La Favorita

Hotel La Favorita is Centrally Located 4-Star Sorrento Hotel: For our three day visit in Sorrento, we stayed at the Grand Hotel La Favorita. This relatively new four-star hotel on Via Torquato Tasso enjoys a convenient location in the historical centre of Sorrento. Hotel La Favorita Hotel La Favorita is a beautifully appointed hotel with […]

How to Get to Sorrento

Sorrento Marina Piccola

How to Get to Sorrento by Bus, Boat, Train and Plane: Sorrento is in the Campania region in southern Italy, about 210 km south of Rome. With its cliff-top resorts and luxury hotels, this small tourist town is a good base from which to explore the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the ancient city of Pompeii. […]

What to Buy in Sorrento

Italian dinnerware

Sorrento Shopping – Typical Sorrentine Products to Buy: In the historical centre of Sorrento, shopping is unavoidable. Everywhere one walks, from the seafront to the narrow side streets and pedestrian precinct, there are shops and stalls everywhere, many selling souvenirs with the Sorrento trademark lemon-patterns. Typical Sorrentine Products Intarsio – Inlaid wood is very popular […]