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Centuries before you and I began singing the praises of Tuscany and villages like Cortona,...

Little Known Masterpiece in Asciano

20 October 2016 0 Comment

Asciano has a remarkable history that stretches back to the Etruscans, making a stop here ...

Audio Tours versus Guidebooks

14 October 2016 0 Comment

I’ve used guidebooks all of my travelling life and I’ve always experienced the same pr...

The Truth about the Coffee.

02 October 2016 0 Comment

Yes, I know I’m supposed to wax lyrical about the culture and traditions of this fav...

How does one measure genius? Perhaps it’s enough simply to say, Donatello. He was born i...

Osteria Francescana in Modena

14 September 2016 0 Comment

Today Osteria Francescana in Modena is considered the World’s Best Restaurant. It is a m...

Saints, Bones and Faith

27 June 2016 0 Comment

“Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountai...

A perfect blend of a beautiful past and a contemporary look has gone into the creation of ...

The power of Imperial Rome and the genius of Renaissance Florence tells us that history ha...

(Rome, 1545) One afternoon Vasari brought a famous visitor to meet Titian, who art was kno...

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