Tag Archives: Italy

An afternoon at the market

16 Oct

Bassano_7Every time I visit my family in Italy we try to spend at least one afternoon in Bassano del Grappa. I’m not lying, this charming little town has already appeared on the blog (click)! It’s one of my favourite places in the world. The faded colours of the buildings, the nice lively atmosphere on the streets, the elegant shops and the fresh air that comes from the montains make me want to come back again and again. Last month, during my short Italian getaway we managed to squeeze in our tight schedule a short visit to Bassano . Luckily for us, a special farmers’ market with regional produce was taking place at the Piazza. I took a few pictures, if you’d like to see… Continue reading

Moodboard: Tuscany

7 Oct

moodboard_tuscany_1Have you ever thought that some destinations are better if enjoyed at a certain age? Well, I do think that every age has its destinations. Long exotic journeys are for those years in college and things like tours around Tuscany call for a more mature and slow-paced travellers. Well, we feel that we belong in the latter group, so we’ve been planing a road trip in Tuscany for a while.
moodboard_tuscany_2It would be nice to spend a few days in Florence breathing art and history. Then we could rent a car and get lost in the famous Tuscan countryside. Eat, drink, relax, repeat. I know is a fantasy that most of us have: Tuscany! It’s almost a brand, a cliché… but wouldn’t it be nice to make it a reality?

A charming Summer: Modica

21 Aug

A charming Summer_ModicaOur last installment of our Charming Summer series is here. The season comes to an end but if you are lucky enough, you still have time to enjoy the last rays of sunshine in one of the most beautiful towns of Sicily: Modica.
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A charming Summer: Sirolo

25 Jun

Sirolo_A charming SummerEurope is a small continent that has a lot to offer. From ancient cities to postcard perfect beaches, there’s something for everyone. If you follow us by now you should know that we love discovering new corners of our continent. That is why we want to share with you seven beautiful destinations to explore the most charming Europe. This is the first installment of a new series: a charming Summer. We will show you enchanting little towns, small boutique hotels and delicious local restaurants.
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Italy photo diary: the best trattoria in the countryside, a day by the lake and of course… Venice.

23 May

Veneto Photo Diary_1A couple of weeks ago (time flies!) I was in Italy for a family celebration. We had a great time and made day trips to Lago di Garda and Venice. I love coming back to Vicenza: the smell of fresh grass under the sun, the lilting accent, the delicious food, the stunning architecture… This time all the family got together, so it was even more special. Here you have lots of pictures of my Italian getaway (and some travelling tips) if you’d like to see!

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Principe Forte dei Marmi with Mediteranique

8 May

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We are super excited to announce that we’ve partnered up with Mediteranique, a sophisticated website offering a selection of beautiful and unique boutique hotels, to introduce you to the best destinations and accommodations around the Mediterranean Sea. If you follow us by now you should know that even though we dream about travelling the world, we always choose the Mediterranean Sea for our holidays. The mild climate, the most delicious food and the rich historical and cultural background make this area the perfect place to spend your holidays. During the next months we will show you some of Mediteranique’s finest hotels that we are dying to visit! Let’s start with Principe Forte dei Marmi!

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Those little things

27 Mar

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When we travel we love doing this that we think locals would do. We know we are tourists, don’t get me wrong. We have no problem with that word. We’re not travellers, though we wish we were! We have a lovely life to escape from and go back to. We spend days daydreaming about leaving to new destinations, but then we really enjoy being at home. It’s just that we love mingling with the locals and pretending that we live in the places we visit. In the end, travelling is fantasizing, no? Here’s a list of those little things that we love doing while travelling to fool ourselves and pretend we actually are locals:

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Venice, where else?

25 Mar

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Venice is my favourite place in the world. If I had to choose one place to stay forever, Venice will be the chosen one. Its architecture, its history, its food and its undeniable charm made me fall in love with this city when I was a kid. Since then, I’ve tried to visit Venice at least once a year. The Venice I love, my Venice, is placed in the Castello area. The Venice I love is full of empty tiny streets to enjoy long walks, lively squares to savour a Spritz and a nice conversation, boats that sell the best fruit and nights that are as enigmatic as silent. But there is another Venice: the opulent, decadent, exclusive and even obscene. That Venice surrounds the Gran Canal, that Venice is epitomize by those palazzi where lavish parties have taken place during years. I’ve always been so curious about it, I won’t lie. And this hotel seems the best place to discover it.

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mmm… Monday! Burger all’amatriciana

24 Mar

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This weekend we decided to try a recipe from one of the last cookbooks we bought: The book of burger. We love gourmet burgers and this book has more of 200 recipes! This time we went Italian and prepared a wonderful burger with delicious roasted tomatoes that was simply amazing.
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Italy… always!

20 Mar

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So we are thinking about taking a few days off in May/June and prepare a nice trip. But where should we head to? New York is tempting… But we want sun and sea and sand and magazines and books and cocktails. We want a vacation. We need a vacation. Do we finally splurge on an all-inclusive Pacific resort? Well, the thing is that even though I still have to visit lots and lots of places, my heart always tells me to go to Italy. And if you continue reading you will discover a hotel that epitomizes almost everything that holidays in Italy mean to me.
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