If there is one place where there are plenty of outdoors caffees that is Treviso, and Treviso area is the main producer of the famous Prosecco. I already provided an intro to Treviso with “Treviso, way off the beaten path….”, so we know that it is a “well-off” city, first because of its ties with […]
No Introduction Needed Teatro La Fenice—“The Phoenix”—is the opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre“, and in the history of opera as a whole. Sadly, La Fenice gained popularity once more rather recently with yet another fire that destroyed a large part of this beautiful Opera House. La Fenice really […]
To Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld was the creative head for Chloé in 1974 and 1992. In the late 1970 i worked at Miles, a knitwear manufacturer in Vicenza, and there I met Karl Lagerfeld. I was very young, at my first employment and when Chloé entourage was coming for the new collection it was quite […]
Why visit the Accademia Gallery of Venice? The Accademia Gallery of Venice is an essential visit for painting enthusiasts; it is the most important museum that you can visit during your stay in Venice. The Accademia Gallery was intended to bring together under one roof all the works of art that were scattered throughout Venice. […]
Venice is narrow. It has many angles, profiles, perspective, and framework. Always different and fascinating.
In Milan seeing the Last Supper by Leonardo is a must. Regardless of the problems and discoloration, it remains a great masterpiece to look at and examine carefully. Before entering the “Refectory,” where the fresco is located, it is worth a visit to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Santa Maria delle Grazie Duke […]
A few days of heavy rain, but today a hope of sun. Starting the morning with a cappuccino (a croissant would have looked good there too…). Then a visit to a local museum to build an appetite for lunch.
PALAZZO VALVASON MORPURGO Have you ever wondered what the story behind a beautiful facade of an important residence? We tend to believe that the lifes of the People residing were cared and protected by those thick walls, who conducted a privileged life in wealth and entitlement. Many buildings and palazzi have lots of stories to […]
Actually the first two have absolutely nothing in common! Gonzaga, Chagall, and Rigoletto The exhibition by Chagall (From September 5, 2018 to February 3, 2019, at Palazzo Della Ragione), provided a good excuse to travel to Mantova. We were blessed with a crisp—if cold—day with no fog! Mantova is a tricky city to visit because […]
It’s fresh news these days that there will be a new entry tax (a ticket practically) to gain entry in Venice. A so-called “landing fee“, essentially an entry ticket between 2.5€ and 5€ already enabled for some smaller Italian islands such as the Aeolian Islands and Elba for those Tourists–with any carrier–arriving in Venice for […]
A Fresh Start A new year is always exciting, it is a fresh start. Like opening a bright new planner, notebook, Moleskine; a clean start full of promises. True that resolutions can be started any day of the year; but at the beginning of the NY we can look back and balance our life, what […]
I’m very fond of this city. My family originated from Vicenza, and at some point I lived there. I know the town well, and I was uncertain how to write about Vicenza. All at once, or in installments? There is so much to know. Perhaps in installments is a better way to cover the most […]