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A MEDITERRANEAN COCKTAIL: Houses of limestone and tuff, history and charm. Yes, you are in the Isle of Capri, Italy

White houses, made with limestone and tuff. Roof terraces, filled with pergolas and times. Many ways very twisty and 2500 years of history. Welcome to Capri, a cocktail really true Mediterranean.  Maybe even you will go in the Piazza Umberto I, to enjoy a coffee, watching the view of Marina Grande. Of course, a walk to the Certosa di San …

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BETWEEN ISLANDS AND ATOLL – The island of Madascar sailing

From April to November, we are in for a wonderful opportunity to travel (my old emotion), that are here, now, to tell you. I started from the island of Perfumes – near the coast of Madagascar – after a welcome drink, with the direction the archipelago of Mitsio (small islands and atolls, 30 miles north). The larger of those little …

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UNDER A SKY HIGH AND WITHOUT CLOUDS: Journey in the Aeolian Islands, Italy

The distance, the distance from everything, this is what you “feel” inside you, coming where – in spring and autumn – they stop herons and red herons, pelicans and flamingos, ducks, cranes and wild geese. Under that sky high and cloudless, seven volcanic islands retain clear waters and prehistoric remains, in a landscape overlooking the sea, covered with Mediterranean vegetation, …

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A FAR AWAY DAY, IN JUNE: Memories of trip to Venice

It was a day in June, the beginning of the summer of 1999. That’s for sure. Picking up some documents for my trip, I accidentally found some old receipts, not just pieces of paper, but pleasant shades of my travel memories. Six objects, six sites, they reported the freshness of my long stay in Venice. Five are in the restaurants …

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A FEW KM OF NAPLES: Pozzuoli, Baia and Cape Miseno, for a colorful dream

The Aragonese castle of Baia, built in the year 1400 over the remnants of a Roman villa? A magnificent walk in the spa area of Bacoli, Campi Flegrei in? Buy a classic vase (or a plate decorated by hand), in Pozzuoli, in pottery shop Puteoli, to 128 Corso Vittorio Emanuele? Why not admire – in the same Pozzuoli – the …

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BETWEEN SEQUOIA AND CABERNET: Welcome to Sonoma Valley, California

http://www.sonomacounty.com/ . It is a valley two hours from San Francisco, with forests full of redwoods. Sonoma Valley, where to stop for a drink special. You choose between the excellent wines that are born in that light: Cabernet or Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. You can take a ride very intriguing, in the shadow of the wineries, perhaps starting from Viansa, a …

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PAINTED LADIES AND GOLDEN BRIDGE: San Francisco, California, the city unique

A city spectacularly irresistible, pleasant to live, tolerant and culturally to the forefront. This is San Francisco, the city that I love deeply. http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/ . His night views are unparalleled, observing its bay from the Golden Bridge, as well as fascinating is the modern structure of its Museum of Modern Art. When in the neighborhood of Mission you will have noted …

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BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND MONTE AINOS: Welcome to the Island of Kefalonia

The oldest objects tell the story of a human presence that began around 50,000. C., but those finds were added expressions of Mycenaean culture, the Roman presence and that – centuries – the Venetian Republic. When you’re in Argostoli (the capital of the island), also you will remain fascinated by its bay and the narrow streets of the city. To …

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RETURN TO ITHACA: Travel in the Isle of Ulysses and Penelope, Greece, listening to the wind

On the north coast of the island, at that section of the coast of the island of Ithaca I came back – just after twenty years – for a different look at the stones that fill the beach, in the bay of Polis. As you can imagine, this small and rugged island has not lost the charm, what memories have …

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RENAISSANCE IN CENTRAL ITALY: 34 pictures. All that was is no longer, what would become was born here

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