Returning to Bagno Vignoni, serendipity alive
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Returning to Bagno Vignoni, serendipity alive

 “Square of sources” – Photo by Gonçalo Figueiredo Ever just visit a place that seemed right out of a fairy tale – one of those charming towns that you really can’t believe withstood the test of time throughout so many centuries? The kind of place that sends shivers down your spine once you take that first … Continue reading

Ostriches and Olive-Oil
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Ostriches and Olive-Oil

What you should not do when visiting a farm, try to instagram ostriches If someone would have told me that on a random Wednesday afternoon I would be snacking on delicious extra-virgin olive oil, well that could seem reasonable. On the other hand, if you would have said that I would have been chilling ostriches, baby goats, … Continue reading

Photo diary of Belem & Lisbon from above
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Photo diary of Belem & Lisbon from above

[The Tower of Belém - UNESCO World Heritage Site] There’s a lot of things about Lisbon that I wasn’t expecting. The city that happens to be older than Rome {second oldest European capital after Athens} is full of surprises and hidden corners that would delight anyone, especially my curious self. I already explored my first … Continue reading

A thermal spa weekend – Play your Tuscany
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A thermal spa weekend – Play your Tuscany

Photo credit: Saturnia By Roberto Ferrari from Campogalliano (Modena), Italy. Sometimes a girl needs to escape the dog poop on the sidewalks of Florence and head to the countryside for a dip in paradise. In this case, I am referring not to the mediterranean sea or an infinity pool in Chianti, but rather the many … Continue reading

5 ways to sightsee with a vintage Fiat 500
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5 ways to sightsee with a vintage Fiat 500

Have you ever dreamed about zipping around in a vintage car in the hills of Tuscany pretending to be in a cheesy yet romantic movie based in the 1950′s where everyone clothes stayed crisp in the hottest temperatures (makes you sort of imagine that everyone must have had some serious body odor) with Frank Sinatra’s Moon … Continue reading

Overdosing on truffles in Marche
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Overdosing on truffles in Marche

“Truffles – anyone who does not declare himself ready to leave Paradise or Hell for such a treat is not worthy to be born again.” - Maurice Goudeket, ‘Close to Colette’ (1955) Some people hate them, some people are so obsessed they pay 1,000′s of euros for them. Of course I am talking about truffles. While, I … Continue reading

Why you should visit Stintino and Isola dell’Asinara
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Why you should visit Stintino and Isola dell’Asinara

When I first thought about visiting Sardinia, I never imagined beaches or water like this. Don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be beautiful. After all Italy’s second biggest island after Sicily is well known as a very popular vacation spot during the summer and even home to some of the famous ‘bunga bunga’ … Continue reading

The people of Sansepolcro, Italy
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The people of Sansepolcro, Italy

You would think that after living in Italy for six + years that nothing would surprise me anymore. After all, Italy is the land of beautiful landscapes and interesting personalities no matter where you are in the country. And did I mention the food? Well luckily, I am constantly wowed on a daily basis which … Continue reading

Why you should visit Capo Caccia {Sardinia}
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Why you should visit Capo Caccia {Sardinia}

Let’s get lost in the mysterious Capo Caccia – a few kilometers north of Alghero with underground caves discovered in the 1700′s by local fisherman. The most famous cave being the Grotta di Nettuno or ‘Neptune’s Grotto’ which is only reachable by boat or by the treacherous 645 Escala del Cabirol {goat’s steps} staircase carved into the rocks … Continue reading