Category Archives: Italy

The divine voice of Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) in the heavenly setting of the Villa Bellosguardo in Tuscany

The Enrico Caruso museum that has recently been opened, only a few months ago, is hosted in Caruso’s magnificent Tuscan villa in the suburbs of Florence. The famous tenor chose the Villa Bellosguardo in Lastra a Signa together with his … Continue reading

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Spring wisterias

At the end of the month-beginning of May, the fragrant wisterias will be in full bloom again in Florence. Scent and sight full of spring delight. I can’t wait!

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Hiking in Gubbio

About a month ago, I was in Gubbio, which is located in Umbria (Italy), not too far from Perugia and Assisi. I went there to visit some dear friends and welcome the New Year in their excellent company.  The weather … Continue reading

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Christmas in an Italian family

Aunt Grazia summarized a typical Italian family Christmas in one word that would describe the general atmosphere: chaotic. The prevailing impression of chaos derives from the vivacity of Italians, their rapidly moving hands, the gestures that accompany the flow of … Continue reading

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Palermo – A Cocktail of Culture and Cuisine

Culture and Cuisine in Palermo, Sicily Like a refined cocktail in which the ingredients leave a subtle, evasive trace, so also Palermo is a smooth tasting blend of historical and cultural elements. Testimonies of its early inhabitants – Phoenicians, Greeks, … Continue reading

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Florence: Gelato

The first word I learned in Italian was ‘gelato’, which shows how important that smooth soft mouthwatering ice-cream is to a visitor in Italy. Florence has a great number of ‘gelaterie’ that are of excellent quality. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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Florence: city views

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