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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Shoes for Carrie

The “Sex and the City” ladies should have traveled to Italy for shoes, to Stra, near Venice to be precise.  In this area, scattered with Venetian Villas, an artisan in 1942 Narciso Rossi started a small workshop of women’s shoes—initially probably limited to a production of one or two pairs a day.  The small shoe […]

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Today…

I cried.  Not for the first time. No. But today again when I the news reported that the young mother to be photographed being rushed to an ambulance after Russia bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol where she was meant to give birth shocked the world.  Now we learned that the woman and her baby […]

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IWD2022

I had plenty of ideas of what to write about this day. That was more than a month ago. Things however did change very much this past two weeks. Of course there are plenty of women to celebrate from the past, women that changed history, but were always played down, or even misrepresented. Today however, […]

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A Quick Trip to Urbino

Urbino is the real “cradle of the Renaissance,” what best than walking among the monuments of Raphael’s city. I think Urbino is one of those cities that needs to be seen over and over. I visited Urbino many years ago and had wonderful memories, I went back recently, visited quickly, and promised myself to go […]

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Our Beautiful Monica

Monica Vitti, died at just over 90 years, thirty-five of which were spent in the cinema interpreting over fifty roles. But Monica Vitti left us twenty years ago, taken away by a degenerative disease that progressively closed the doors of the world and led her to live in a separate universe. Her health deprived us […]

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The Apple(s)

The most awaited iPhone 13Pro finally landed in Europe too. I didn’t exactly need a new phone but the new camera features were tempting. So I ordered one Well, the camera did not work at all. I recognized immediately that it was an operating system problem. I was devastated! The camera was the only reason […]

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