Destinations & Travel

CASTRONI – A gourmet International food institution since 1932

CASTRONI – A gourmet International food institution since 1932

Per la versione Italiana: The Way Magazine – Fine Living CASTRONI The first time I walked into CASTRONI, I felt like Charlie Bucket the day he stepped inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory after winning his golden ticket.  I was overwhelmed with joy as I took in […]

A Special Weekend in Venice

A Special Weekend in Venice

What do you get the person who has everything for their birthday?  My other half, Alberto had his birthday last week and I had no idea what to get for him.  It’s bad enough he has his birthday so close to Christmas and it’s hard […]

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

If you’ve ever thought of doing something off the beaten ‘tourist’ track when you next visit Italy, you might want to consider having a truffle hunting experience.  I was lucky enough to go a couple of weeks ago, and it was one of the highlights […]

A Wonderful Work Adventure – Touring with Toni

A Wonderful Work Adventure – Touring with Toni

While many of you may be mistaken in thinking I have neglected my blog in preference to having a little festive holiday, I want to tell you what I was really doing.  From the 26th December until Jan 3rd, I worked as Tour Manager for an […]

Il Passetto di Borgo

Il Passetto di Borgo

If you visit Rome, and you walk around Castel St. Angelo and visit St. Peter’s Square via the area known as ‘borgo’, you might notice a long wall and apart from assuming it is thousands of years old, you may not realise what it is you are actually looking […]

The Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel

The Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel

I have lived in Italy for 18 years, 15 of those in Tuscany and the last 3 here in Rome.  I remember (vaguely) doing the Vatican Museum tour with my sister Lisa the first time we came to Italy over twenty years ago.  I have […]

Bella Varenna – A little jewel on Lake Como

Bella Varenna – A little jewel on Lake Como

  I had the most wonderful weekend away.  It has taken me a few days to actually sit down and write about it, but arriving home on Sunday night threw me back into reality and I am convinced there really aren’t enough hours in the […]