Travel Stories

Our travel diary with news, insights and anecdotes about our itineraries.

The ‘Ndocciata in Molise

Long and gigantic torches illuminate the Molise districts offering spectacular shows with fire, dances and choreographies still performed after a millennium.

A race that lasts all year round
Italian Easter: Cultural traditions served on a plate
Singular Tales from Uncommon Journeys: Verona

My last Singular Tale, part of my later-day Grand Tour, came to you from Padua. From there I ventured to the ancient city of Verona.

Singular Tales from Uncommon Journeys: Cremona

What do wine, cheese and violins have in common? Pleasure, of course! That’s why I chose them as the first subjects of my singular tales from the road.

Singular Tales from Uncommon Journeys: Monferrato

Italy… How lucky I am to follow my own compass throughout this gorgeous peninsula, looking for the unusual, the breathtaking and the sublime.

The flowers of the Passion of Jesus: the Sepolcri in Lugnano in Teverina

Despite the quarantine, people in the little villages carry on with local traditions. Today we will be talking about the “Sepolcri”, special flowers characterized by atypical shapes, appearing in the darkness.

Pupazza Frascatana: Legend and History

When you are scanning the display case of a bakery in Frascati, you may come across a particular cookie that will definitely catch your eye…

Wine Cookies (Ciambelline al vino): Flavor and Traditions

Discover everything about the traditional Italian Wine Cookies, known as ciambelline al vino. Why al vino, you ask?

Experience at Frascati Vineyard: Vine-to-Table

The man behind the wine, Oreste Molinari, welcomed us into his vineyard to share a homemade Italian breakfast and his passion for his own family tradition of winemaking.

Autumn means figs: The History of Girotti Figs

In this article we will discover the history of Girotti Figs (Fichi Girotti) a very special dessert from Amelia i Umbria

The Holy Week in Calabria

The statues of Our Lady of Sorrows, Jesus and Saint John are carried wildly along the Calabrian streets in a great religious event of the pagan soul.

The Infiorata Festival in Genzano

A carpet of flowers is laid along a popular street in Genzano reproducing wonderful works of art.