Welcome! I’m Victoria!
La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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“Liguria is the only region in Italy that is entirely framed by natural borders: the mountains in the north form a gigantic amphitheatre facing the marine stage to the south.” – Martina Kolb (“On the Ligurian Edge” from Nietzsche, Freud, … Continue reading
“There is no way to talk about this land without being aware one is in a legendary place.” – Roberto Cotraneo Despite her rich centuries old history and diverse cultural heritage (including being conquered and occupied or settled by Saracens, … Continue reading
Taormina is a picturesque hill town hugging the rugged eastern coastline of Sicily. With its steep, narrow passageways and breathtaking vistas, for me, it’s pure magic… The first time I woke up in Taormina, it was almost exactly 10 years … Continue reading
🍷I’m concluding the second series of the Italian Wine Trails & Tales with my own tale about meeting my wine friend, Samuele Bianchi…a very special meeting for a very special reason. Let me explain… 🍷A Winemaker Near Lucca, Tuscany… Sometime … Continue reading
♥ Can a passionate Italophile find la dolce vita in France? ♥ Si! I’m delighted to announce that I fully intend to explore that possibility and find out firsthand in September! Not only am I delighted that I will doing … Continue reading
🍷 Tom’s blog is replete with tempting tales along the Italian Wine Trail! I have asked him to share about the Salento sub-region of Puglia, his new home in Italy, and a favorite region of mine…won’t you join us? Savoring … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Visits “a Noble Palazzo in the Heart of Florence” ♥ Ah, Florence! There is just so much to see and experience in this iconic and magnificent city… There so much to see that, in a short … Continue reading
🍷 Piedmont is a region that is VERY high on my bucket list. Today Penny guides us through the renowned Langhe, Roero and Moferrato wine areas… 🍷Getting Lost in the Hills of Piedmont… Snow-capped mountains and rolling green hills are … Continue reading
🍷 I’m so pleased to introduce you to Simona who I met during my travels in Sicily last October (2016). Her passion and love for her home is contagious and inspiring and I’m thrilled to have her share about the … Continue reading
🍷 Katarina takes us back to Calabria where she visited Tenuta del Conte, a winery in Cirò Marina, managed by Mariangela Parrilla and owned by her family. 🍷Tenuta del Conte – A Winery in Calabria🍷 The last few years, I … Continue reading