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…

When in Turin: street food for real foodies!

What’s the street food to try if you’re a foodie in Turin? We only had 6 hours…and here’s what we tasted that you really shouldn’t miss! Caffé Al Bicerin  The place where Bicerin, Turin traditional drink, was born and named in the 18th century! A hot drink made of espresso coffee, chocolate and fresh whipped cream…an…

Wonders of Bomarzo: the Monster Park (il Parco dei mostri)!

Among gigantic statues and monstrous creatures, Bomarzo Monster Park is a place to visit! Created by architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552, strongly wanted by prince Orsini in his property, it was abandoned and restored after centuries. Here’s a gallery of photos from our visit to this incredible place!               

5 Most Famous Tourist Attractions In Australia

We’re very happy to have our travel blogger friend Jane with a guest post on Maple&Saffron’s blog! 🙂 Jane Roberts is a passionate blogger. She works on behalf of Australian Visa, she has been writing contents on the web professionally since 2010. As an avid reader and blogger she shares her experience through her articles…

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 walk in Munich!

Munich…a beautiful and vibrant city! Here’s a collection of photos we took while we were there…hope to arouse your curiosity if you still have to visit it! Can we give you a tip? Get lost…let the city show you the way!

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…

Cookery day in Abruzzo countryside: come join us…all year round!

What are these beautiful ladies doing among Abruzzo olive trees? Having a delicious extra virgin olive oil and wine tasting before starting their cooking lesson! Starting with the first course…smiling faces and the dough is almost ready! What are they making? Does this pot suggest you anything? What about a typical dessert too? Everybody ready…

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!…

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Six good reasons to visit Abruzzo in the summer

Have you been told Italy is too hot to visit during the summer? No way! If you need inspiration, Abruzzo has some very good reasons why you should definitely be there and not miss what is going on during the summer! Here are some of them. . Daylight hours to enjoy mountain and hilltop activities…