This is my first commandment since I was ten years old. Sardinia took my heart away soooo many years ago and still nowadays I can’t miss one summer without its clean and emerald sea and I love it not only because of this : its coasts are so beautiful and each one is different from … More Sardinia: you shall have no other seas before me!
Another summer, another lovely dinner in one of my fav restaurant on the Emerald coast : “Belvedere” near Porto Cervo.It first opened as a gastronomy shop to take away & then during the years it became a real restaurant with few seated places & with excellent seafood dishes . This time we tasted a local … More A fish cooked in a brick : a seafood dinner in Sardinia
Since more than 40 years I have been stopping in Livorno just to leave it , yes by boat , direction…Sardinia island. Never a walk , never a look around , never some time to shopping or seeing its streets , its buildings : it has been since ever just an harbour to me, not … More Tuscany : Livorno, not just a port but a charming city
As you know Sardinia is my second home in summer time since more than 40 years but I hadn’t ever been in this special hotel before : just in the heart of Sardinia & surrounding by a gorgeous wild nature that fascinated me soooo much! Words can’t describe as beautiful it is & neither photos … More Su Gologone : a fantastic experience hotel with a unique charming atmosphere & a real Sardinian style!
Did you know since the Roman Era this granite was very popular all over the Mediterranean area? The Romans had their caves just in this Northern part of the island & ship them to Rome. Still today it is exported all over the world and this is one of the most requested kind of precious … More Sardinia : granite cave near the seaside
This is my sea ! I belong to this I am part of it cannot imagine my life without it my source of strenght of energy warmth refilling my batteries walking on this beach its waves ‘ sound is the best music for my ears the best scrub for my skin beginning of every feeling … More Sardinia : this sea belongs to me!
Santa Teresa di Gallura is located in the Northen side of Sardinia: some doors are brand new, some still very old & it’s nice to see how much has changed this town year after year. Close to an old house you can find a smart coloured renovated one & in the middle, always gorgeous flowers … More Sardinia : Santa Teresa’s colours fascinate me!
Just nature everywhere: sea, beach, rocks, sand,trees,flowers and stones…a deep blue sky , some good old friends and that’s it ! Simply everything you can ask to your vacations : a solitary beach with your family and best friends. Love this island for its wind, its scented trees, its original stones & rocks , its … More Sardegna : on a solitary beach …
Don’t need too words to describe this wild , stunning place : this is the view from my balcony , an explosion of colours and green that leads you immediately in the mood of relax and peace….and the strong wind! A wind typical of this northen area of Sardegna ,that brings you sea’s scent , … More Sardinia : a real paradise on earth
A big marvellous island almost in front of Tuscany , into the Mediterranean sea , with amazing white and pink beaches, rocks & scented mulicolours flowers ,bougaivillae , eucalyptus , mirto …simply wild nature ! Only blue sky & blue sea around you : when you are on the beach you can imagine to be … More Sardegna : my love affair , my summer retreat
My very first time in Lisbon was last week , just before Easter & I am missing it already…. its colours, its fresh & light air ,its smells , its sweets bakery shops’ windows , its old cafès ,its azulejos All over façades, its mosaic Street’s pavements, its multi colour trams & funicular , The … More My Lisbon ‘s coloured façades
Not only ️great tasty food but also a stunning view over Moneglia’s bay…and a real EXPERIENCE of good Italian food! Not Just a huge choice of wines from all over Italy but also a friendly staff with Edoardo in The kitchen & Letizia , his wife, following ️our dinner step by step … La … More An authentic food experience in an Italian Restaurant with a view
️Many clients asked me about 5 Terre : Ligurian costal small villages overlooking The clean sea . Here are ️some picts I took during ️my tours , ️Hope you like them !
Last Thursday I ️was by Palazzo Borghese in Florence to celebrate ImmagineItalia & Co. http://www.immagineitalia.org 8th
Such a Wonderful weather we had ! end October as spring time in Liguria a visit to the pittoresque Harbour Of Portofino & then….a boat to fly over the Sea direction ……Rapallo ! To visit the best delicatessen drug store in town http://www.parlacomemangi.com where even Catherine Zeta Jones & Micheal Douglas stopped too😉😉👍👍 A Special … More Portofino & Rapallo by boat !
Love this small town facing the deep blue clean Mediterranean sea with its houses & narrow streets , flowers & capers tree in the garden! Enjoy😍😍😍
Surrounded by bougainvillae had fab dinner last night : agriturismo di mare! Never been before but for Sure to be repeated 👍👍 Very tasty seafood starting with lardo & bottarga on pane carasau ( delicious!) , Venere rice with octopus, ravioli with cernia fish & fregola with crab ( really excellent!) The location is near … More A dinner in #Sardinia : #agriturismo di mare = #seafood agriturismo with delicious #Vermentino wine😉😉
What a great , beautiful surprise receiving This photo book from Lori Leinbach ( founder,director & chef by CulinaryUnderground in Southborough – Ma – Usa ) and her husband Chuck Linton ! A very nice book in which we can remember & show to our friends and relatives some Of our best sweet moments spent … More Photo book from Culinaryunderground in Italy ~ Liguria~2013
I Love London and Harrold’s is a must when I am visiting This terrific city. This summer I heard there is a temporary Harrold’s store in Porto Cervo, so as I was in Sardinia, decided to go & see. Nothing to do with The original department store! Just some glass big boxes containing jewels,luxury cars,bikes … More Postcard from Sardinia: Porto Cervo hosts Harrold’s
Ladies Of sea Signore del mare Marongiu Gina seafood shop in The heart Of Santa Teresa di Gallura Only beautiful ladies running this historical shop started at The beginning Of last century by grandfather Picchierru ( Giovannino Nicolai) who used to sell The fish he took on The coast directly on The street with his … More My Sardinia : Ladies of the sea ( & sea food)😉😍
Just at the world’s end on the Northern coast overlooking the bay , the lighthouse of Capo Testa a stunning landscape Sea Lounge Restaurant bar Cala Spinosa welcomes you with typical seafood dishes dj set live music at night cocktails and Sardinian Ichnusa beer just open this summer it is a romantic and trendy stop … More Sardinia island: my’pills of heaven’ Cala Spinosa Sea Lounge bar with stunning view
On the Northen part of Sardinia island facing the Corse coast stunning rocky shapes kissing the seaside Romans crossed the deep blue sea to extract the hard shining granite travelling by ships fighting against the strong wind and the Bonifacio’s waves making big holes to take out the best marble to create a Gods’ temple … More Sardinia island~ my ‘pills of heaven’~ Roman Pantheon granite columns come from here!
Gorgeus nature explosion of flowers different shades of green and blue sky & sea can’t decide which I love most but I can suggest to come here and see breath smell swim losing sense of time feeling part of it all
Have you ever seen such a strange bottle of wine? It is covered by sea food and shells and crabs and you know why? because it stayed into the deep blue sea of the Poets’ Gulf in 5 Terre!
Just overlooking the Tirrenic sea in 5 Terre, just close to VIA DELL’AMORE’ PATH this cafè restaurant is a special place to stop