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Category Archives: Rewarding Sightseeing
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
♦ Meeting the Youth ♦ In 2007, during my first visit to Sicily, I was fortunate enough to be on a small group tour that included seeing so many of the superb artistic and archeological treasures of Sicily. One of … Continue reading
🍷Tuscany is well-known for its extraordinary wines…Val takes us to an off-the-beaten track part of this region that you may not know about and may want to put on your list to visit the next time you’re in Italy!
Among the most important cities in Puglia’s Salento sub-region is Galatina. A lovely Baroque gem, it is located midway between Lecce and Gallipoli, in the heart of the Grecia Salentina. Until 1861 Galatina was called San Pietro in Galatina in … Continue reading
🍷I found out about The Winefathers from a fellow blogger and friend. When I learned more about it, I knew I wanted to be involved and became a “wine friend”. I’m so pleased to share about this unique effort in … Continue reading
🍷Donnafugata Winery: Tradition and Inspiration Take Flight in Sicily When I knew I was going to be in Sicily in October, I wanted to have at least one formal wine tasting experience. I immediately reached out to Donnafugata located in … Continue reading
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Greek ruins and archeological site of Selinunte are truly one of the most extraordinary places you will ever experience. It’s difficult to express ones impressions into words – so many adjectives are overused and so … Continue reading
Perhaps, like me, you’ve never heard of chinotto? My introduction was in September when we visited a chinotto plantation in the Savona province of Liguria… Join me, won’t you, and we’ll learn about this unusual fruit together…
Today we will meet a master sculptor from the Salento sub-region of Puglia. Today we will meet Renzo Buttazzo…