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AUTUMNAL CITIES: Where church spiers in Gothic style, to appreciate the atmosphere of the autumn season

BRUGES > Where church spiers in Gothic style, standing out in strict clear skies of autumn, complete the work: a place to see! A little gem in Flanders, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. These are the premises of a journey in fairy tales. Between the channels and the tranquil medieval city walls, everything here will seem …

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STORIES OF SAINT FRANCIS: Cycle pictorial fresco, Upper Basilica in Assisi, Italy

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WALKING IN THE ENCHANTMENT: Florence, all the nuances of emotion

Beside a river, in the old Renaissance walls, between ancient craft shops and monuments of incredible beauty, I have known the nuances of enchantment. That city is Florence, a living painting, full of color and full of charm. My story is that of a short weekend – far away in time, but close in my memory – where I had …

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WITH DEPARTURE FROM CECILIA METELLA: Rome, where the sun paints of gold, even a simple walk

That road was built for many years, becoming a valuable link between the Adriatic Sea and the East. If you are in Rome, I invite you to take a walk particular, very, very different from the usual ones. The Via Appia Antica is full of interesting things (archeology and nature), because through the area of the Caffarella – amazingly – …

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IT LIVES FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED YEARS: The Boboli Gardens in Florence

Behind, just behind the Palazzo Pitti, we can observe the most beautiful among the gardens of the Italian Renaissance. The Boboli Gardens, gives you special flowers, but also particular works of art, such as the Cave of Buontalenti and the Fountain Ocean. This haven of peace, between the woods and green mazes, fountains and small lakes, also gives you the …

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THE ISLAND OF TWO SPECIAL GUARDIAN: Montecristo (Italy), where the sense of unreality and silence are waiting

The two paths present on the island lead to the remains of the monastery dedicated to St. Mamiliano (about 1 hour walk), but you also then continue to the Holy Cave (another 40 minutes), stop and meditate a little. Difficult to explain the atmosphere that breathe in those moments, even more complicated it is make you understand the depth of …

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THE LOST WORLD – Venezuela: Canaima and Angel Falls

35,000 sq km, a Venezuelan national park, an area with the intriguing name “the lands of Guayana”. The highest waterfalls in the world, the “Angel”. Ancient rock compositions, above the “Montana’s Diabolo”. Orchids and equatorial flora, along with “chaparral”, very dense formations of green herbs and trees. Savannah, jaguars and tapirs, peccaries, caimans and crocodiles. http://www.think-venezuela.net/ After that you will …

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YOU CAN STAY, YOU CAN STARTING AFRESH, DIFFERENT: Journey in the Casentino Forests, Central Italy

You will have to go up the valley of the Arno river, you will have to enter an area covered with forests, you will have to caress beech and laburnum, alders and firs, but when you will arrived – I am sure of it – the wonder is not only in your eyes . My suggestion is to start from …

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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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