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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Kicking Up Our Heelz Together in Puglia… Again! Traveling Like a Local with Locals! ♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ It’s so fabulous to be back in Puglia in spring time! It’s hard to believe that this is trip … Continue reading
I’ve been to a lot of local markets—it’s actually one of my favorite things to do in any city I’m visiting – but, I must say that I’ve not seen a market like the marvelous Mercato Orientale. The Mercato Orientale … Continue reading
♥ Sicily Road Trip – Part 4 – Epilogue ♥ “Those men, those of former times, had soul and eyes that in no way resemble ours, and in their veins, along with their blood, flowed something that disappeared: love and … Continue reading
♥ Sicily Road Trip – Part 3 ♥ “Were a man to spend only one day in Sicily and ask, “What must one see?” I would answer him without hesitation,’Taormina’. It is only a landscape, but a landscape where you find … Continue reading
♥ Sicily Road Trip – Part 2 ♥ “But beneath it all will run that Sicilian understanding that the underside of joy is grief, that the face of sacrifice and suffering is the dark mirror image of pleasure and enjoyment, … Continue reading
♥ Sicily Road Trip – Part 1 ♥ “Sicily has suffered 13 foreign dominations from which she has taken both the best and the worst. The sequence of different cultures has made Sicily a fascinating place, quite unlike any other.” … Continue reading
We ♥ Puglia! “Nothing significant exists under Italy’s sun that is not touched by art. Its food is twice blessed because it is the product of two arts, the art of cooking and the art of eating.” -Marcella Hazan Another … Continue reading
♥ What is Salento Style? ♥ “I believe that no place could be found where life passes, in its essences, more delightfully than here.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I think I’ll … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ This will be my fifth time visiting Puglia and my fifth small group tour. I’m often asked if I get tired of returning to the same places? And my answer is always, always, … Continue reading