MYFACE Tableware was an Unexpected Find in Venice: Tableware in Venice? “La Serenissima” is famous for its Murano glass and Burano lace, but tableware? During our numerous trips to Venice we’ve seen our share of the iconic Venetian glass, lacework and arts and crafts. On this trip we did manage to find something unique and […]
Ferrari Museum, Maranello: Secret and Unique
A glimpse of some of Ferrari’s most exclusive and secret cars A glimpse of some of Ferrari’s most exclusive and secret cars, Eric Clapton’s was a one-off and another had a production run of just TWO! The Cars SP12EC (2012) : The “EC” stands for guitar maestro Eric Clapton, who ordered this car and loves […]
Carnival Time in Viareggio!
A thought-provoking spectacle of colour, irreverence, satire and entertainment: “Rifiuti da Incubo” which roughly translates as “Nightmare Waste” is supposed to be a comment on the laws that force restaurants to throw away excess food and the taxes and bureaucracy which prevent chefs from being truly creative (photo: Fondazione Carnevale Viareggio) The theatrical splendour of […]
Museo Lamborghini: Home of the Charging Bull
You know you want one, here you can dream: “More than a Museum – an Experience” MUSEO LAMBORGHINI To understand the passion and magic behind the Lamborghini brand, a visit to the Museo Lamborghini is a must-do in Bologna. The Lamborghini Museum is home to a lot more than the Miura, the cars are works […]
Estasi del Calcio: Going to a Football Game in Rome
Dauntless Dan Morey & his mettlesome Mama enjoy the ecstasy of Italian football Football in Rome: Buying Tickets in the Piazza Colonna I was standing in line at the A.S. Roma store in the Piazza Colonna, waiting to buy tickets for the upcoming Roma/Catania football game. I’d arrived early, but the place was already packed […]
Liquid Gold – La Raccolta (Olive Harvest) in Tuscany.
It’s Autumn in Tuscany, and time to harvest the olives! It’s autumn in Tuscany and, once again, time to get the nets out and prepare for La Raccolta – the olive harvest. La Raccolta in Tuscany normally takes place between October and December, before the olives fall from the trees, but it is vital to […]
Food, Glorious Food. A quick guide to eating in Italy.
Food, Glorious Food. A quick guide to eating in Italy. Italian food is an institution: read this and don’t let its unwritten rules catch you out!
Rome’s Noonday Gun rivals that of Hong Kong!
Rome’s Noonday Gun goes off with a bang – it’s a Piazza Garibaldi party! “We’re here in Rome’s Piazza Garibaldi, on top of the Gianicolo Hill, and we’re just about to go down to see the gun being fired at midday. It’s a Sunday, so there are a lot of people here, and a lot […]
Ferrari Museum, Maranello: Ferrari F1 Magic!
Amazing display of history-making Ferrari racing cars from 1948 to 2009 At the Ferrari Museum (Museo Ferrari) was an amazing display of Ferrari racing cars from the 166 F2 in 1948 (the first true single-seater which Ferrari put on the track) through to Michael Schumacher‘s last car, the 248 F1, of 2006. Added to this […]
Ferrari Museum, Maranello: The Drivers, from Ascari to Raikkonen
A photo gallery of Ferrari racing drivers A photo gallery of Ferrari racing drivers from Alberto Ascari in 1950 right through to Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2015 (I think there are 82 in all). You can find a complete listing of Formula One drivers who have raced for the Italian team Scuderia Ferrari […]