Sicily—Another Italy

Dive into Sicily Where a sea of art, culture and nature will seduce you. Sicily is the biggest Italian island, a triangle in the Mediterranean! A predominantly hilly and mountainous area, with its wonderful sea and rich cities with their own charm. Sicily is a postcard island characterised by the indelible signs of the peoples […]

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Italian Politics

What happened in Italy? We had the best Prime Minister ever, and then the Government fell. How was that possible? Mario Draghi, (former ECB chief who saved the Eurozone with that historic “whatever it takes and believe me, it will be enough”), resigned after the leaders of the right wing parties withdraw their support to […]

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Rossini was more than Figaro

Musician and gourmet The famous composer from Pesaro (1792-1868) lived for a long time in Paris, where he met the greatest chefs of the time. Passionate of cooking, he loved to create new dishes, assisted by his cook, to which not he spared advice and criticism. One day he demanded that he prepare the meat […]

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Spaghetti with Tuna

Imagine those “I-don’t-know-what-to-eat” days. Even those “I-don’t-feel-like-cooking” days. Spaghetti with tuna solves both.You get a delicious recipe with a can of tuna and one of the peeled tomatoes. An easy-to-make dish, ideal for a last-minute spaghetti meal, and a perfect dinner saver because even the simplest of ingredients can be used to prepare tasty dishes. […]

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SEX AND THE CITY (OF MANTOVA)

There are many interesting sites in Mantova, The Palazzo Ducale, to mention one. But no visit can be complete without a visit to Palazzo Te. Palazzo Te is a Renaissance Villa built in what in 1524 used to be suburban Mantova. To the first-time modern visitor, at first look, It is just an unassuming building. […]

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Pistachio Crusted Tuna 

As I once said there is a “pistachio Mania” in Italia, even more in summer, with the pistachio ice creams, but not just. I just figured that with tuna, pistachio found a new match! You know those evenings when you want to pamper yourself with a delicious dish, but you have neither time nor desire […]

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The Masterpieces of Capodimonte

When in Naples there is so much to see that it is difficult to choose the itinerary, the things to do, and what to eat, because being the land of plenty not everything can fit in. Therefore the Museum of Capodimonte may be left behind because it is a little off the beaten busy path […]

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Royal Palace of Caserta: The Versailles of Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, not too far from Naples; built by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century. In terms of volume, the […]

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The Beautiful Women in Brescia

Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia is holding a major exhibition in tribute to the entire female universe. The exhibition will be open until June 12, 2022. Women in art from Titian to Boldini is the title of the exhibition, dedicated to the centrality of women in the broad sense of the art of all times. More […]

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Brescia

Brescia is very often overlooked. A beautiful city in Lombardy, Northern Italy,  situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo, not far from Bergamo and Milan.  Those may be the reasons why Brescia is often skipped.  However, like many medium-sized Italian cities, it is charming, and liveable, […]

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Napoli—City of Passion and Miracles

Naples (Napoli for us) is a city like no other. There is passion, good food, and miracles. I am not a particularly religious person, I leave beliefs aside and visit churches for their works of art. Recently I went to Naples, incidentally it was also the Saturday before the first Sunday of May. On this […]

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Visiting Famous Spots Again

With COVID now under control, or at least less scaring than when first hit, we can travel again and visit those places that never go out of fashion.  I’m used to go to Venice anytime I like. And whether it is taken by crowds of tourists, somewhat, at least for the habitues it is always […]

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