No city in Europe was such a surprise for me as Palermo. I had expectations that were low based on stories I have heard around and told by so called friends. Nothing more wrong! Once again I've been in the position to judge before seeing and to allow my prejudices to step forward. Well, a … Continue reading Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs
I love city hoping in Europe because it is so easy to do, as the distances combined with the bus or train connections makes the old continent the perfect environment to do so. If April and May are not for the beach destinations then a 3 in one city break in spring could be just … Continue reading 88 euros flights for a 3 in one spring city break in Tuscany
A trip to Sicily is not a city break but a road trip to see the hidden beaches and the historic towns of a great island with so many influences from Greek to maors. The food is amazing, the beaches are like Caribbean islands. Check our other resources about festivals and hidden spots in Sicily. … Continue reading 120 euros flights from Bucharest in June to Sicily, one way to Catania and return from Palermo
I have been to Milan many times but never heard of what I am about to tell you bellow. Next time I'll visit I'll definitely check it. The human skulls church – Santuario di San Bernardino Alle Ossa Italy seems to have some strange idea of what to do with human skulls and you can stumble upon … Continue reading Milan, some weird things to check
The floral explosion that takes place every May in Rome makes the city even more beautiful.Oranges, jasmines, roses and wisterias will fill the air and maybe one of the most beautiful sites would be the on the Aventine Hill where you encounter all of them. Visit Rome in May to see the stunning gardens come to … Continue reading Rome in blossom. 38 euros flight Bucharest to Rome in May
Italy is more than a country. It's a state of mind. I have visited it so many times with work and leisure, but stayed mostly in and around Milan and Rome. Here bellow is my travel list for 2018, although I leave a lot of things aside like riding a Vespa in Rome, attending the … Continue reading My Italian travel bucket list for 2018
I always wanted to make my own pasta, but I have been put off by all the faff. Well, if I'm ever going to learn, this is the place to do it. At the CIBO — Culinary Institute of Bologna, you’ll learn how to roll out your pasta by hand and, afterwards, enjoy it with … Continue reading I’ll definitely visit Bologna in 2018 to attend pasta cooking classes at CIBO. Direct flights with Wizzair from Bucharest start at 45 euros in March.
I went to the countryside this week-end and I just felt a strong need to return to my childhood holidays at my grandparents farm, surrounded by mountains, forests and animals. Some chores in the morning and a great lunch followed by an afternoon nap. I never slept so well in my entire life. As I … Continue reading Work on a Tuscan Farm in Italy. Another kind of holiday, not for everyone.
The Gambero Rosso, one of Italy’s foremost food and drink magazines, has published in 2017 its annual Pasticceri & Pasticcerie guide, listing the 18 best places in Italy to gorge on the nation’s finest desserts, from tiramisu and cannoli to zeppole and panna cotta. Pasticceria Veneto in Brescia in northern Italy topped the ranking, with 95 … Continue reading For food lovers like myself, Italy’s best bakeries map
Today is the World Pizza day and if you are not in Naples but in Rome you would want to have a pizza day celebration. So do you look for the best pizza in Rome? I found it in my last trip to Rome, in Trastevere, away from the tourist traps of 12 euros pizza … Continue reading La Boccaccia in Trastevere Rome, the 5★★★★★ pizza