Imagine a collection where French charm meets A Roman holiday. That is what Paul Ka has prepared for this season. A lovely mixture of 60s French riviera and Dolce far niente. Obviously I adore it.
Last instalment of our Valentine’s mini series. Today we suggest you a nice little trip to Perugia, a city that will transport you to another times. Home of our beloved Baci, the chocolates with love messages, Perugia couldn’t be a better destination for a getaway with your significant other.
Every year, in October, the Verdi Festival celebrates the Maestro born in Roncole di Busseto, in the province of Parma, at the Regio Theatre of Parma and in Verdi’s lands. This year’s edition is special, it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. And, well, since I have a soft spot for Verdi, I think a trip to Parma could be the best plan for October. A great opera followed by a late dinner at Trattoria ai due platani (try their pumpkin ravioli! And ice cream for pudding!) is the best Saturday night I can think of!
Tickets and more information about the opera programm here.
Trattoria ai due platani: Via Budellungo 104
Image via Jamie Magazine.
Earth tones, soft pinks and creamy yellows… those are the colours of Vicenza. Here you have some impressions of this little town.
Venice is my place. The place that makes me feel at home, although it’s not my real home. The place were I feel good, pretty and full of energy. The place that makes me want to cry tears of joy when I arrive and the place I wish I didn’t have to leave. The place that I daydream of, the place where I could spend the rest of my life, where I know I will be happy.
Today I wanted to share with you some pictures of my Venice. The details hidden behind the tourists, the little squares where I spent my childhood holidays, the peace that just Venice can give, the mistery, the loneliness… but also the joy, the bridges that I’ve crossed so many times, running when I was a kid and walking really slowly the last time I was there with my grandfather. Venice is the best place in the world. It’s my best place in the world.
Autumn may be still a few weeks away, but it has already hit our kitchen. We try to include as much seasonal products as possible in our menus in order to have the best flavors, so we were quite excited to use the first mushrooms of the season. Yesterday we prepared an amazing risotto ai funghi. The recipe is quite simple and admits lots of variations so we can’t recommend it enough!
Verona is a fantastic town, perfect for a weekend getaway. Although it’s one of the most famous towns in Veneto, it’s usually visited during daytrips while touring the region. Therefore, if you only have a few hours to enjoy Verona, here you have our little guide to make the most of the city in one day.
Remember we told you that Verona is beautiful and that if you go you should eat at Al Pompiere? Well, if we recommend something is because we truly think is worth a visit! A couple of weeks ago, during our holidays in Italy, we decided to spend a day in this charming town and we ate at Al Pompiere, of course!
Off to Italy, yay! We’ve left some scheduled post for you… In the meantime: pasta, ciao bella and Spritz for us!
Image via Prettystuff.
Let’s continue our trip in the Mediterranean sea. After the most beautiful Croatian islands, the last Greek paradise and the exotic island of Djerba, today we make a stop in Stromboli, the volcano island. Stromboli has been immortalized both as the spot where Jules Verne’s adventurers popped out at the end of their Journey to the Center of the Earth, and as the site and title of the 1950 Rossellini film Stromboli. This island is full of mistery and telluric forces, being one of the most magical spots in the world.