Wine Tasting in Chianti

Just an hour’s drive from beautiful Florence, a day trip to the Chianti region can offer you a truly unforgettable experience!

Red gold from the Douro valley

From our good friend at saltoportugal.com I received some information I want to share with you. “God gave Douro precious wines so that people would come and find all the other treasures, says Abílio Tavares da Silva. He is a successful software engineer who fell under the spell of the Douro valley. After going back…

Discover Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture in ITALY

Matera, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy.  Since the announcement  Richard Gere who filmed King David in Matera passed on his congratulations for the city and commented “Matera is a very special place”. The ancient city of Matera is steeped in…

Sicilian Baroque Catania and the other cities of “Val di Noto”

Catania is a distinguished example of the Sicilian baroque and XVI century post-earthquake reconstruction. The old city still retains the urban layout designed by the Vaccarini architect, with her wide straight boulevards – lanes linking the main Etnea street; with open squares and gardens. Among these scenic streets is the Duomo the true center of…

A new discovery for American sophisticated travelers: LANGHE region

 Everyone will love the Langhe. And it could not be otherwise: wonderful landscapes, beautiful accommodations, wineries among the best in the world to match crazy gourmet products. A rich, unbelievable territory to discover, offering all sorts of travel options, ideal for those who want to relax and pamper yourself, perhaps in a romantic weekend, but…

Portugal your next destination

Portugal is a necessary destination for 2017, with Lisbon and the Azores at the highest priority. This country remains the absolute prime mover of all those who love travel. Looking for future bookings for the next 12 months?  Check this out!   The Lusitanian country has been selected by Lonely Planet guide after a careful…

What to do in Florence this winter

our suggestions to make your next vacation an unique experience! Make plans to visit the newly opened Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and be prepared for the visual itinerary which will have you feeling the power of the more than 1000 artists who contributed to the Duomo in Florence. With over 70 rooms, a panoramic terrace…

The top 50 wines of Italy

Andrea Grignaffini and Luca Gardini universally recognized as the best sommeliers of the world have prepared a list of the 50 best Italian wines to give visibility to the excellence of these wines in Italy and abroad and to provide suggestions to caterers struggling with their wine lists. The first place go the Veneto region…

My culinary trip to La Rioja, España.

Last year I went to visit a very good friend of mine in La Rioja. His name is Juan and he’s from Logroño. We have lot’s of things in common Juan and I, but none of these compares to our common love for good food and good wine! He and his family showed me a…