Four Fantastic Reasons to Visit Catania Sicily

As Sicily’s second-largest city, Catania is full of old-world charm. This vibrant city captivates your attention with its historic buildings, rich history, and local food specialties.  Catania is located on the east coast of the island, overlooking the Ionian Sea and residing underneath the towering giant known as Mount Etna.  After a devastating earthquake in … Read more

Christ the Redeemer Statue of Maratea, Italy

The Christ the Redeemer statue of Maratea in Basilicata is made out of Carrara marble and stands an incredible 70 feet high (21 m), and has an enormous arm span of 63 feet equaling (19 m). The statue is located high up on a mountain and situated in front of the Santuario di San Biagio, … Read more

Ancient Greek Temples of Paestum Italy & World War II

Whether you are a history buff, an archeologist by profession, an architect, or simply a curious tourist you will thoroughly enjoy visiting the Archeological Park of Paestum, Italy.  The great highlights of this ancient site are the remains of three very well-preserved ancient Greek temples.  The temples of Paestum have stood the test of time, … Read more

Senatore Vini | Cirò Wines From Calabria

Did you know the origins of Calabria’s wine-producing regions and its traditional wine-making techniques come from the ancient Greeks?  In this post, we are going to explore the Cirò DOC production located in the southeastern part of Calabria. DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Denomination of Controlled Origin). Cirò is best known for red wines … Read more

Visiting the Fairytale Village of Alberobello, Puglia

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a place to visit in Italy? The odds are that you did not mention the region of Puglia or its fairytale village of Alberobello. Most likely you would think of Rome, the canals of Venice, Pisa, and the sun-kissed rolling hills of … Read more

Sandals on Capri–A Fun Shopping Tradition

When in Capri, buy sandals! Every time I visit the beautiful island of Capri, my first stop is Il Sandalo Caprese in Anacapri.  I look forward to seeing Salvatore, the artisan who creates this special footwear.  Some very famous women have worn these unique Capri sandals: Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, among … Read more

Cilento Coast | The Mediterranean Diet

When you visit Campania with us, you will definitely visit the Cilento region; it is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. This region is often labeled as the forgotten cousin of the famous Amalfi Coast. Cilento is approximately two hours south of the Amalfi Coast by car.  It presents the wilder, untouched nature of Southern Italy. … Read more

The Facinating History of Taormina, Sicily

Did you know Taormina, Sicily, was one of the most popular towns to visit in Italy way back in the 18th century? Famous writers and intellects like D.H Lawrence, Oscar Wilde, and Truman Capote resided here while working on several of their masterpieces. Like many Italian towns, the history of Taormina is drenched in conflict … Read more

Homemade Limoncello | Sfumato d’Amalfi

Amalfi Coast lemons (Sfumato d’Amalfi) are an iconic symbol of the lure and special nature of this beautiful region of Italy.  The locals will tell you how their sun-kissed land, rich soil, and closeness to the sea are what allows for their prized lemon to thrive and grow to perfection. Many people may not know … Read more

The Riace Bronzes- Physical Perfection!

Riace Bronze (Statue A) THE RIACE BRONZES One of the highlights of an exciting road trip through southern Italy was a visit to Reggio Calabria (the toe of the boot) to see the Riace Bronzes at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. They are truly a magnificent example of physical perfection! These bronze masterpieces laid at … Read more