Campo de’ Fiori – Colourful, Lively and Typically Roman

Campo dei Fiori Rome

Even During Medieval Times, Campo de’ Fiori Was a Colourful and Lively Area: Situated just south of Piazza Navona is Campo de’ Fiori, a typically Roman piazza and one of our favourite haunts in Rome. Campo de’ Fiori has many of the attractions that visitors come to Rome to enjoy, ancient sites, shops, restaurants, pubs […]

A Visit to Oltrarno, Beyond the Arno

Piazza Santo Spirito

Oltrarno is Located on the South Side of the River Arno: The historic centre of Florence has plenty to keep visitors occupied. Just in the main squares such as Piazza del Duomo, the Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza di Santa Croce there are art galleries, palaces, churches, museums and shops that would […]

Teatro Sociale – The Centre of Como’s Cultural Life

Como-Teatro-Sociale

Teatro Sociale – The Centre of Artistic Life in Como: Just behind Como’s cathedral is the neo-classical structure of the Teatro Sociale, Como’s opera theatre. Como prides itself as a city of the arts and Teatro Sociale is home to the city’s operas and classical concerts and its busy calendar of events include drama, theatre […]

A Chairlift Ride from Anacapri to Monte Solaro

Seggiovia Chairlift

The Seggiovia Chairlift Links Anacapri to Monte Solaro, The Highest Point on Capri: Our visit to Capri included a trip to the Grotta Azzura, Capri’s famous Blue Grotto known for its brilliant blue water and blue reflection in the cave. But when we arrived at the Marina Grande in Capri, we were told that our […]

Rocca Maggiore – A Medieval Fortress Towering Over Assisi

La Rocca Assisi

Rocca Maggiore, A Medieval Fortress Towering over Assisi, Offers Magnificent Views: Towering over the town of Assisi is the mighty castle of Rocca Maggiore, a medieval fortress that was built almost a thousand years ago for defensive purposes.  To get to the fortress from Assisi town square requires an uphill hike of about 20 minutes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sant’Agnese in Agone – A Part of Bernini’s Rome

Sant Agnese in Agone - Piazza Navona

At Sant’Agnese in Agone You Can Visit the Church and Enjoy Music in Bernini’s Rome: In the heart of historic Rome is Piazza Navona, one of the city’s most beautiful Baroque piazzas. One of the impressive buildings that make up Piazza Navona’s Baroque architecture is Sant’Agnese in Agone. Sant’Agnese in Agone is a church dedicated […]

Teatro di Marcello – An Ancient Theatre in Rome

Teatro di Marcello

Roman Nights at the Teatro di Marcello or Theatre of Marcellus: Long before the Teatro di Marcello (Theatre of Marcellus) was completed, tragedy and drama had already played out at this open-air theatre in Rome. Teatro Marcello was the plan of Julius Caesar but he was murdered in 44BC and the construction of the theatre […]

A Most Prestigious Art Collection in Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Courtyard

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Has The Oldest and Most Prestigious Private Art Collection in Rome: For artlovers, a visit to Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Piazza del Collegio Romano is a must. Within the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is Rome’s richest private art collection.  The art collection in Galleria Doria Pamphilj has been accumulated over 500 years. Palazzo […]