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
♥ 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
♦ “The Salt Road” – Via del Sale ♦ The Via del Sale extends from Trapani to the Stagnone Lagoon to Marsala, including the island of Mòzia. Stagnone Lagoon is the largest lagoon on Sicily’s western coastline and when you … Continue reading
🍷 Find out how my friend, fellow blogger and lover of all things Italian, Marilyn, not only learned about and became an enthusiastic fan and supporter of The Winefathers but, visited her Wine Family in Basilicata… 🍷 🍷Join the Wine … Continue reading
♥ Ciao, Amici!! Now that 2016 and the holidays are behind us, I hope that your 2017 is off to a fabulous start? Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day, spring will arrive and with it spring fever… and looking … Continue reading
♥ You’ll Say “Grazie!” ♥ From now through Valentine’s Day you can still purchase my book on AMAZON for ONLY $9.99 for the paperback and $3.99 for the Kindle version!! ♥ Over 400 Italy travel tips for ONLY $9.99? Si! … Continue reading
Why Genoa? Because it IS “La Superba”, that’s why! Often underrated and overlooked, be prepared to be delighted and pleasantly surprised… So, first I have a confession… Before I was contacted by and subsequently partnered with BeautifuLiguria, I knew precious … Continue reading
🍷 I “met” Jill via social media and a mutual fondness for vino! When I reached out to her to join our trek along the Italian Wine Trails, she was quick to respond and share a fun wine and food … Continue reading