Nearly every year I vacation in Calabria, Tropea to be exact, and every time I’m there the only place I absolutely have to go to eat at is the Vecchio Forno Pizzeria. As long as I can remember I’ve gone for one of their ever so delicious pizzas that have remained constant in their preparation and taste. As [...]
Every year at Isola dell Scala just outside of Verona there is a famous Rice Fair. I’ve attended quite a few times over the years as it’s a great place for a rice lover to eat a good risotto with literally thousands of like minded individuals. There are two huge exposition areas totaling 130,000 sq. [...]
The 13th of December is a special day for children when they wake up they receive gifts from Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) herself. She comes every year accompanied with her donkey and brings gifts and a plate full of sweets for the good children and coal for the naughty ones.
Not far from the high mountain plain pictured above lies a small town where my family is from. This is the place where I recharge my energy and soul. A place full of happy memories from my childhood with clean fresh air, silence from the big cities and slower rhythms. I grew up in Verona, [...]