A Boaring Time in Italy

A sharp crack pierces the brisk autumn air. The harsh cries of many men resound through the forest, the barking of dogs, another sharp crack in the distance then loud cheers.  The serenity of the countryside  in Italy changes this time of the year when dedicated hunters follow a centuries old tradition spending a healthy … Continue reading A Boaring Time in Italy


Cooking In (in Italy).

In my book I write about a style of travel that pairs the pleasures of eating with the history and art of a region that result in a unique travel experience way beyond a “show and tell tour”. Part of that can certainly be found in the food served in almost every ristorante, trattoria, osteria and … Continue reading Cooking In (in Italy).

Il Regno del Tiramisu

We're traveling to the Rome, the Kingdom of Tiramisu. Known as such because of Bar Gelateria POMPI (Via Albalonga 7B/9/11-00183 Rome) - said to make the most delicious authentic tiramisu you will find during your travels in Italy. This iconic Italian confection made from layers of espresso soaked savoiardi biscuits (ladyfingers) slathered with custardy mascarpone cheese, sprinkled with cocoa … Continue reading Il Regno del Tiramisu

The Market of the Flea

The piazze and arcaded porticoes of Italy are the settings for some of the most pleasurable shopping experiences you'll find in your travels. Collectables and found objects are tucked into the nooks and cranies of almost every town, village and city where locals and tourists alike shop for unexpected treasures and destination bargains at open … Continue reading The Market of the Flea

A Different Type of Stay in Rome

Rome, Florence and Venice are the “holy trinity” of Italian travel - an iconic itinerary that almost every tour operator suggests as part of the Grand Tour of Europe. Rome, the historical godhead, Florence the inspirational daughter and Venice the spiritual muse. There are few cities in the world that create such a mystical union of travel experiences. But … Continue reading A Different Type of Stay in Rome