A day in Orvieto

Not far from Rome at about one hour driving on A1 toward Firenze  is Orvieto; the small town would be pleasurable to live in for those in their twilight years: The cathedral is stupendous (1300-1500 aC).  The walls alternating black and white, good and evil, according to Arab tradition imported from the ports of neighboring Tuscany …

From Chiusi to Rome or Florence in two days

If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about  hour and a half, and still return in the same day. In Florence to visit the Uffizi Museum  book a few days before at the number 055 294883. to avoid the queue; it is  better …

6 stage of your Grand Tour: the capital of Sicily : Palermo

“Italien ohne Sizilien macht gar kein Bild in der Seele: hier ist erst der Schlüssel zu allem!””Italy without Sicily leaves no image. Sicily is the key to everything!” Stentorian words, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’ s words. Palerme … To forget Palerme is impossible: the city where mothers go hand in hand with their guys, where …

Miralaghi overlooks Chiana Valley ( Tuscany) and Nestòre Valley ( Umbria), all around you

Miralaghi, situated on Monte Pausillo – the name should come from the small olive Pausia described by Pliny, the place of olives Pausie- Miralaghi divide Umbria: the Val di Nestore with Perugia and Assisi at the bottom  (go at sunset for the better view on the summit where you find the house of the same …

Verona – Humanity Treasure

Verona is a beautiful city in the north of Italy,  homeland of Romeo and Juliet, which is so well written by Shakespeare in his book. In Verona I like to stroll by Piazza delle Erbe and have a look in the flea market, and sometimes go to the great Arena of Verona  where it is …

Venezia – Venice: 2 stage of your Grand Tour

Colin Firth  said that there is a life before seeing Venice  and a life after seeing Venice. I agree. Venice is a dream, especially in November when the “silhouttes”  of palaces arise from the midsts of the fog in the canals,  illuminated by the huge Murano glassed light poles. I suggest you to get a …

Florence 3 stage of your Grand Tour

In Florence to visit the Uffizi Museum  book a few days before at the number 055 294883. to avoid the queue; it is  better than on internet. A Palazzo Pitti you can make two visits: the museum of Argentieri with alll the personal collections of Medici’s family, Boboli garden with the beautiful pavillon with the …

Milan: 1 stage of your Grand Tour

MILAN  is a rich and interesting town, not only  the capital of fashion. Fashion has entered in the heart of Milan, around the most chic streets of Italy: Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea: the famous fashion district around which Milan has become a city known internationally.Wandering through these streets you will …

A look on Tuscany

Tuscany is certainly among the best known and most popular Italian regions; for the rolling hills with harmonious lines of cypresses that lead to elegant country houses, as in Val d’Orcia Umanity heritage, for the wonderful natural SPA,  for  the wines like the famous Brunello di Montalcino, the Chianti, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano,  to …