Positano is Picturesque, Romantic and Positively Charming

The Picturesque and Popular Town of Positano is a Gateway to the Amalfi Coast: Positano is one of the gateways to the Amalfi Coast region (Costiera Amalfitana), reputed to be one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Italy. It also has a reputation as the playground of the rich and … [Read more...]

The Dolomites: Live from Cortina d’Ampezzo

Winter sports, Apres-ski, James Bond film set - but even in Summer Cortina is not to be missed Cortina d'Ampezzo is the jewel of the Dolomites, the Italian mountain range that's just a few hours away from Venice. More famous as a winter ski resort and setting for James Bond films, Tony and Helen … [Read more...]

Burano: Live from the Island of Technicolor Houses & Lace

Burano's Brightly Coloured Houses are a Photographer's - and Dulux's - Dream Burano's No.1 tourist attraction is the eye-dazzling, brightly coloured terraced houses lining its canals, but its mask and lace shops, not to mention its restaurants, also draw the visitors in; Tony and Helen Page … [Read more...]

Murano: Live from the Island of the Glass Makers

Murano Glass is world-famous, but does the island match up to the Chandeliers? Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking dates from 1291, when the Venetian Doge, frightened that the foundries' fires would destroy the city’s largely wooden buildings, ordered the glassmakers to move to the … [Read more...]

Castel Gandolfo: Live from the Pope’s Summer Residence

Overlooking beautiful Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo has both the Pope and Porchetta He missed seeing the Pope, or sampling the famous "porchetta", and was nearly trampled underfoot by pilgrim hordes, but Tony Page enjoyed his visit to this friendly little town occupying high ground on the Alban … [Read more...]