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Loving the cherry plum

Loving the cherry plum

In the Casentino area between Arezzo and Florence there is a wide valley, dominated by the castle of Romena on one side and the castle of Poppi o...

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Doing the shopping is something far more complex than the mere purchase of products. It also involves conversation, however brief; it involves specula...

Grecìa Salentina

Grecìa Salentina

What defines Salento are the thousand and one parts to it. Each place brings a new atmosphere: broadly similar, yet somehow peculiar. Ever...

Cilento, art and life

Cilento, art and life

Visiting the archaeological park of Paestum is a sublime experience. The ancient Greek polis of Poseidonia, later Romanized as Paestum, is,...

Ponza: the isle of isles

Ponza: the isle of isles

Even compared to the thousands of other jewels in Italy’s crown, the island of Ponza shines with a blazing light, and not only because of the st...

The Uffizi


The Uffizi


As a Florentine, I confess that I have always looked down my nose at the queues stretching outside the Uffizi. They represent what Florence means for...

Venice in twenty-twenty

Venice in twenty-twenty

Perhaps it’s still not time for the Lagoon City to take stock. Some call it the most beautiful city in the world, before reaching for the famous...