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Sassi-Town: GO NOW!

April 25, 2017

Sassi-town. Cave-town. City of stones. I was astounded by the interest in Italy’s sexy “new” cave-city, Matera, at the huge travel trade show “BIT” a couple of weeks ago in Milan. I kept coming back to the Basilicata stand, inexorably drawn to a region that a few short years ago…

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Fire at Sea

March 16, 2017

Meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by his island’s shore and playing with his slingshot. Although he has his own burdens — homework, anxiety attacks, and a lazy eye – they pale in comparison to those nearby. Only a stone’s throw away from Samuele, we bear…

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ROME’S A MUST-SEE IN 2017

February 12, 2017

We’re wrapping up our series on Afar Magazine’s “Where to Go in 2017”. This week, the special is Rome. No surprise here — Rome has been a cultural destination for millenia. Afar’s spotlight is on Hotel Eden – a stunning 128-year-old hotel made of marble and gold. After being remodeled,…

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Lake Como: Clooney’s Paradise

January 27, 2017

So here is part 2 of our series inspired by Afar Magazine’s Where to Go in 2017. This week: Lake Como. What attracted the attention of Afar? Check out Il Sereno Lago di Como, the lake’s newest luxury property. And if you have nearly $1000/night to spend on your vacation,…

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Parma: Creative City of Gastronomy…and Not Only

January 2, 2017

I absolutely love Afar Magazine. I look forward to that every-other-month issue of gorgeous photography and truly cutting-edge travel suggestions. Their latest issue is all about The Afar 100 – Where to Go in 2017. Three places in Italy made the list, so this week I’ll begin a mini-series highlighting…

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Capo d’Anno – New Year’s in Italy

December 28, 2016

Like many around the world, the Italians celebrate the New Year on January first, which marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On December 31, a huge festival called La Festa di San Silvestro kicks off the New Year. Exactly who was San Silvestro (Saint Sylvester) you…

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