In Search of George Clooney on a Lake Como Cruise

Lake Como Boat Trip

A Lake Como Cruise to See the Villas of the Rich and Famous: From Baveno on Lake Maggiore, it was an hour’s drive for us to Lake Como (Lago di Como) to enjoy a cruise on the third largest lake in Italy and the deepest glacial lake in Europe. Mention Lake Como and George Clooney […]

Noventa Designer Outlet – Venice

Veneto Designer Outlet

Veneto Designer Outlet – Inspired by the Palazzi of Venice: The Castel Romano Designer Outlet is a regular shopping stop for us whenever in Rome and it was only on our latest trip to Venice that we managed to find time to visit McArthurGlen’s Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet situated outside of Venice. The Noventa […]

A Sidetrip to See Frances Mayes’ House Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun

A Side Trip to See Frances Mayes’ House in Cortona: Cortona is a charming Tuscan hill town that was quiet and little known to popular tourism before the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. This romantic comedy, based on Frances Mayes‘ memoirs, has brought increased interest by visitors, especially women, keen to see where the recently […]

How to Get to Castel Romano from Termini Station

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus Services: Over the years we have visited the Castel Romano designer outlet in Rome on many occasions and as can be seen from the comments and queries we’ve received, there’s been many questions asked about how to get to Castel Romano from Rome city centre. Castel Romano Shuttle from Rome Termini […]

Rome Shopping – Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Rome Shopping – Designer Outlet Malls: Rome is shopper’s paradise and people who love fashion and all things stylish will certainly have a great time shopping in the Eternal City.  If you like designer fashion, Via Condotti is where  all the upmarket designer labels are.  Unfortunately, not many of us have shopping budgets that can […]

The Delicate-Tasting Mozzarella

Mozzarella

Mozzarella – A Favourite Italian Cheese: Mozzarella is an Italian cheese that we enjoy very much and as we travel around Italy, lunching on mozzarella and tomato sandwiches, it’s interesting to know more about how this cheese is made. Types of Mozzarella Fresh mozzarella is divine, especially if it is Mozzarella di Bufala, made from […]

Bologna’s Mouth-Watering Food Market

Bologna Food

A Walking Tour Down the Bologna Food Market: The Emilia-Romagna region is famous as a food centre and when we visited Bologna we were very much looking forward to sampling some of its gastronomic delights. During our whistle-stop visit to Bologna we took a stroll down Via Pescherie Vecchie which is the food market area […]

Siena is the Panforte Capital of Italy

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Enjoying Panforte in Siena – the Panforte Capital of Italy: For our visit of Siena, one of the things on my to-do list was to buy some Panforte from the city where this cake originated. Siena panforte is a dense fruit cake with candied fruits and nuts. But what makes it different from other fruit […]

Limoncello – A Popular Italian Liqueur

Limoncello

Limoncello is the Second Most Popular Liqueur in Italy: On any travel to the south of Italy, a common sight is attractive yellow bottles of limoncello, many with eye-catching labels and gift packaging.  Limoncello is a traditional Italian lemon liqueur that is produced anywhere from Naples to Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast and even in […]

Fidenza Village Designer Outlet – Parma

Shopping in Italy

A designer outlet inspired by the operas of Verdi: Chic Designer Shopping’s Fidenza Village is set close to Parma, the charming, artistic and gastronomic centre of Italy. There are 90 luxury outlet boutiques and you’ll find Valentino, Dolce & Gabana, Missoni, Versace, Bikkembergs and many other labels here, with year round discounts of up to […]