Dolomites Inspiration

Dolomites Inspiration

“My memories of any part of Italy are always scattered bits in a whirlwind of activity. Once for a week when I was 18. (Some beautiful boyfriends around the same time (-;) and just this past February on a ski safari in the Alps. My cell service was not functioning and...
Early Memories of Traveling in Italy

Early Memories of Traveling in Italy

By Earl Jackson, AIA  In a past life, before cell phones and digital cameras, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study in Italy, in Rome, Siena, and anywhere we could get to on the weekends by train. I traveled with a great Pentax K1000 SLR, rolls of film, a...
Castle Living

Castle Living

When traveling in Umbria I had the good fortune of stumbling across Torre della Botonta, where I stayed for a week while exploring towns in the area.  Torre della Botonta is an albergo diffuso, a type of hotel where accommodations are not in one building but instead...
Secret Shopping in Milan

Secret Shopping in Milan

Elinor Salter is a style coach and founder of Your Style Renaissance style retreats.  How does it work?  Well, you get to go to one of a few select locales in Italy for a four-day get-away, rediscover and fall in love again with your own personal style, and also sneak...
A Few Words of Advice on Travel to Italy in 2021

A Few Words of Advice on Travel to Italy in 2021

Let’s face it, a lot of us are chomping at the bit to hop a flight now that travel restrictions have eased up some. Paula Falconer is the proprietor of the lovely and charming Villa Valentina in Cinque Terre, one of the most iconic and beloved travel...