Arena di Verona – World Famous for its Spectacular Operas

Verona Arena

Verona Arena – the Third Largest Roman Amphitheatre is Famous for its Opera Festivals: Although many tourists are drawn to Verona by the love story of Romeo and Juliet, one other Verona attraction that has had visitors flocking to it since Roman times is the Arena di Verona (Verona Arena). As you can see from […]

Villa d’Este: Live from the Water Organ in the Gardens at Tivoli

Villa d'Este Water Organ

The legendary Renaissance gardens of the Villa d’Este, arguably the most important in Italy The famous fountains and gardens of Italy’s Villa d’Este made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Water Organ Fountain above the magnificent Fountain of Neptune entranced Villa D’Este’s residents and visitors in the early 17th century, as it does […]

Villa d’Este: live from the Gardens in Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

The famous Fountains and Gardens of Italy’s Villa d’Este made it a World Heritage Site The legendary Renaissance gardens of the Villa d’Este are arguably the most important in Italy, and inspired many other gardens all over Europe. The great fountains are particularly striking, and Helen sets the scene for you in front of the […]

Capri: Live from the Monte Solaro Chair-lift!

Capri Monte Solaro Chairlift

The ride up from Anacapri is open to the elements but it’s a real thrill with great views! The chair-lift up to Monte Solaro from Anacapri is an exciting and exhilarating ride – provided the weather is good! There are great views on the way up (and down) and tremendous panoramas of the Faraglioni Rocks […]

Pienza Duomo – Built for Pope Pius II’s Renaissance City

Pope Pius II

Pienza Duomo was one of the Monuments that make up Pius II’s Renaissance City: On one side of the Piazza Pio II, the main square in Pienza, sits the Pienza Duomo (or Cattedrale dell’Assunta), one of the Renaissance monuments that make up Pope Pius II’s ideal Renaissance city. Architect Bernardo Rossellino who was charged with […]

Galleria dell’Accademia – Home to Michelangelo’s David

Florence Accademia

The Star Attraction at the Galleria dell’Accademia is Michelangelo’s David: For most visitors to Florence, the star attraction of the Galleria dell’Accademia is Michelangelo’s David, a representation of the Biblical hero who took on Goliath and killed the fearsome giant with his sling. The Galleria dell’Accademia is a part of the Accademia di Belle Arti […]

The Dolomites: Live from Rifugio Lagazuoi

Rifugio Lagazuoi Cable Car

At 2752m, the Dolomites look stunning from Rifugio Lagazuoi – especially with hot chocolate! Tony and Helen Page take the cable car to Rifugio Lagazuoi, built in 1965 by mountain tour guide Ugo Pompanin (and still managed by his family). From its terrace at 2,752m, you can get a stunning 360-degree panorama over the Dolomites, […]