The red town: welcome to Collonges-la-Rouge!

Collonges-la-Rouge is a tiny little town in Corrèze department in France. It is a medieval village dating back to the 8th century. Part of “The most beautiful old villages of France” club, it is famous for its buildings made of sandstone. Collonges was part of our stops during our latest tour of France. We took…

Visiting Umbria: the beauty of Spello and its “infiorate”!

Umbria has a special place in our hearts. It was our first holiday together when we started dating, it’s been our music escape for all these years, because of its “Umbria Jazz festival” in Perugia; it’s a region that we know very well, because it’s close to Abruzzo and this gave us the chance to travel…

The best of Saint Patrick’s day…and a walk in Dublin!

Raise your hand if you’ve been to Saint Patrick’s day in Dublin at least once! NEVER BEEN??? You don’t know what you are missing! Dublin is a gorgeous city and being there on March 17th is simply incredible! These are some photos of our trip to Dublin in 2012! The parade, the Temple Bar…and of…

A beautiful day in Orvieto, Umbria: food and music!

We spent a day in Orvieto during “Umbria Jazz Winter” Festival…it was such a marvelous surprise! Before entering the town, we visited the public gardens…the view from there was gorgeous!We started our walk along the narrow streets…and we found out that Orvieto is bigger than it looks at a first glance! The Christmas decorations gave…

Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

Near Ortona, in Abruzzo, there is a place that links Italians and Canadians: the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. “By the winter of 1943 the German armies in Italy were defending a line stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Naples, to the Adriatic Sea south of Ortona. The Allies prepared to break through this…

Making pesche dolci (sweet peaches) with grandma Angela!

Grandma Angela is the greatest cooking teacher you could ever have. She is one of those women who learned how to cook when there were no measuring cups or scales. Her mother was a cook (for weddings, baptisms and all the main religious events they had in our small village) and she keeps all the…

Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso: when Sicily comes to Abruzzo!

Sicily and Abruzzo: a magical rendezvous that happens once a year in the stunning atmosphere of Città Sant’Angelo! This enchanting little borgo, part of the exclusive club of the “most beautiful old villages of Italy”, hosts every year “Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso”, a sagra where you can taste the best of Abruzzo and Sicily culinary traditions….

Italy (episode 1): culinary adventure at a sagra in Abruzzo!

Here we are everybody…looking for amazing Italian experiences to tell you! This is an adventure that anyone should experience at least once in Italy: a sagra! We already told you about these events and we want to share a real one with you! A “sagra” is a local feast, organized by a town or city,…

A foodie adventure in Trentino: welcome to Fiera di Primiero!

Close your eyes. Now imagine mountaintops, pine trees, tiny little wood houses tracing wide alpine valleys…welcome to Fiera di Primiero! Fiera is a beautiful tiny village situated in Trentino Alto Adige. We know very well this Northern region of Italy, not only for its breathtaking landscapes, beautiful villages and warm people…but also for its food!…