The Grand Canal and the life

Now Venice is getting more full of people from all over the world because the ”Biennale Architettura” started. The international architecture exhibition had its opening day last Saturday and each country in the world has a space. There are seminars and events where experts and lovers of the sector are meeting eachothers to compare ideas and talk about the innovations…

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Venice without tourists

It is almost impossible to go around Venice without to find some tourists, but most of them are concentrated in St Mark’s Square, on Rialto Bridge and in front of the main attractions. If you walk for few steps from the famous monuments and museum you can see a completely different places, where only inhabitants are present. There are very…

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The oldest Italian coffee in Venice

The famous city in front of lagoon hosts around 22 millions of tourists each year, mainly for its beauty coming from the channels around the streets but from its monuments and museums. There are a lot of artistic and cultural treasures conserved in the main buildings of Venice, managed by the ”Fondazione Musei Civici”. Some of them are the Doge’s…

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Venice, where luxury is a tradition

Have you evere seen the movie ”The tourist”? It is an American romantic thriller realized in 2010 and the protagonists are Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. The location at the beginning is Paris, but the main part of the film is realized in Venice, one of my favourites cities. I like those kind of movies based on international thriller stories, but…

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A tasty dinner in Rome

In 2000 many of us were listening Morcheeba – Rome wasn’t built in a day. The sentence of the song title is for sure true, because in the Italian capital you can find everything. Thinking about buildings, architecture and art there are witnesses from all the historical periods and of course the hospitality offer created in the centuries gives a particular…

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An appetizer on the terrace

The Inn at the Roman Forum ( A long weekend in Rome ) in Rome has a cozy panoramic terrace where every evening from 5 pm to 8 pm it is possible to have a drink and some snacks, contemplating the sunset on the ancient attractions of the city centre. From that position the guests can see some of the constructions of…

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Bologna with style

In this days I needed to go to Bologna, another Italian city that I really love. Maybe it is because of the art and the history, maybe it is because of the great food prepared in Emilia Romagna or maybe because of a combination of all elements included the typical arcades that are present in almost every street. Oh, keep…

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Quality chocolate in Turin

When people think about chocolate immediately Switzerland and Belgium come to their minds, but Piedmont and Turin are not less important in chocolate production, especially about the high quality. There are great masters in the city and around the region, able to create an amazing products ready for the international competition. Among the different small brands and the artisanal chocolate…

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Turin for a luxury happy hour

The city was the first capital of Italy and it has been the headquarter of the royal family during the Italian kingdom and that, united to the mentality of the inhabitants, produced a sober luxury. Elegance is visible in the map, in the buildings and as well in the main bars and restaurants. Turin is offering the tradition together with…

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A Michelin star dinner in Naples

Pizza is not the only food available in Naples. In the city there are some Michelin star restaurants, they offer a real journey into the cuisine. The tradition combined with the innovation is more than a meal, but the chance to experience something new, to explore a particular taste, to let the food chemestry to conquest the palate. The high…

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Pizza and nativity in Naples

I am in Naples and I must have a pizza and write about it. This time no luxury, but great food, with a mention to another Neapolitan tradition: the statues of the crib. The city is really famous, since the very past, for their production. Via San Gregorio Armeno is the main street where are located the workshops dedicated to…

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A luxury train to Naples

It is time to leave Rome and move to Naples again. No planes for me, but I choose the train, also because the distance is quite short and I can admire the landscapes, make some calls and use internet. There are two companies to provide the transport between the two cities. I opted for Trenitalia, the national public company that…

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