Postcard from the Sudtirol

The ancient village was razed to the ground to make way for a large reservoir. All that remains of the 13th century church is the tower, poking up like a ghostly reminder from the waters.

Civita di Bagnoregio

This lost village on a high, crumbling hilltop was founded by Etruscans over twenty-five hundred years ago, but has seen its population dwindle to just fifteen residents over the course of the 20th century. Civit√† was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen […]

Pizza in Bella Italia

Where does one find the best pizza in Italy? In the mom and pop-owned and operated Trattorias of Italy. We found one the other day in Bolsena, not far from our homebase in Orvieto. The Cain family loved their margarita pizzas while the rest of us had lasagna, or a salad or a seafood starter.

View from our hotel in Amalfi

We don’t want to leave this place, but tomorrow we must. We’re moving on to visit Pompeii, then up to Orvieto, Umbria for two nights at a country inn. The highlight of a stay there is dinner. Look for mouth-watering images soon.

Capri was a great place in 1964

In the year when I was born, Capri was probably a fantastic place to go and relax and stroll around. Sophia Loren, who owns a magnificent compound on the Amalfi Coast probably went there to buy her sandals. Today, in the time of mass tourism when practically everyone can afford to travel, Capri is a […]

Riding into Venice in Style

We enter with our group of eight this afternoon into the heart of Venice where we’re staying two nights at a lovely hotel in the San Marco district. It’s hot in Venice, so what better way to cool off than with a quick trip via water taxi?