Spend a romantic Valentine’s stay in Chianti, Italy.
When, in about mid-July to the end of August, the Paradise of Rome feels like the lower circles of the Inferno, Romans traditionally either leave town for coastal locations, or – if sequestered in the city – turn to dining under the stars for a meal and a breath of fresh air in these tranquil luxury restaurants.
World class Italian luxury goods firm Bottega Veneta has come out with an elegant, extravagant set of alligator luggage for the private jet set. Designed to make the journey itself a pleasure regardless of the final destination, the luxurious collection consists of six matching pieces harking back to the days when aristocrats required a full […]
by Vanessa Alfano Although in love with Positano, we did make it further down the coast to Amalfi and Ravello. The drive between Positano and Amalfi is only about 45 minutes, and incredibly scenic. As a driver you may at times be white knuckled (the roads are narrow and the drops down over the cliffs […]
by Vanessa Alfano This is a phrase we have all heard, but one that I decided to try and take literally. Aside from being a typical tourist, I wanted to experience Rome as the Romans do. Fortunately, I had friend, Marco, who lives in Rome, and made sure I got to experience first hand how […]
by Vanessa Alfano A city of ancient ruins, architectural beauty, amazing history, and a wonderful Italian culture, Rome is a place that everyone must visit once in a lifetime. It is a city overflowing with sites, each one more impressive than the last. A place where past meets present and history greets modern day. Walking […]
by Vanessa Alfano The Amalfi coast is one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines I have ever encountered. Windy roads cut out of the edges of steep cliffs take you between wonderful seaside villages, and beautiful views of the turquoise Mediterranean lie below. Towns stack up against mountainsides, and the occasional house will stick […]
by Vanessa Alfano Positano is by far my favorite part of the Amalfi Coast. The little town cascades down the mountainside and is filled with charm and beauty. Hotels, restaurants, stores, all stack up one behind the other overlooking the sea. The roadway in to Positano winds and weaves down, but what might be considered […]