Lago Di Como

Lago Di Como

What is it about the mountains and the sea that makes them so captivating that I can sit and watch them for hours ? Maybe because they both change from magnificent to menacing at a moment's notice. But as I gaze into them from my balcony at San Giorgio Hotel at Lake Como, the surrounding [...]

Isle of Capri

As the song says 'we leave on the tide in the morning' to Capri. We weren't really planning to. One night before we were chatting to our new best friend Gino the bartender when the idea popped up. Then Gino mentioned his son just started to work in a company organising excursions to Capri : [...]

Seriously Good Food / Zi’ntonio Mare at Sorrento

When we ask the concierge to recommend a good seafood restaurant in the near-by fishing village , instead of consulting a standard list, he took his time to remember his favourite places and come up with Zi'ntonio's restaurant on the waterfront of Marina Grande's little fishing village. Surrounded by hotels on the hills, the village [...]

Seriously Good Food / Rose Garden Palace, Rome

When my friend Daniele learned that we're going to his hometown, he not only made some excellent recommendations, he also made us a dinner reservation at Rose Garden Restaurant where his good friend Andrea is the head chef, promising us a dinner to remember. And Andrea delivered big time with his degustation menu. We started [...]