Category Archives: Italy

GRACIOUS OPULENCE AT THE HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA MILANO

The “Grand Dame” of Milano sits proudly on the Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of Milano.   The Neoclassical facade in true Lombard style creates a certain elegance and opulence of its own.   The lovely circular drive and … Continue reading

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LOVELY STAY AT THE VERY REGAL HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA MILANO

Traveling the world we find that practically every capital city has a very “grand dame” hotel which is really more than just a hotel but a destination of community; social events, history, and very much part of the building block … Continue reading

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HIDDEN GEM IN SICILY: LA SCOGLIERA RISTORANTE

One of the exciting aspects of world travel and writing a travel blog is the spontaneous discovery of hidden gems and local secrets:  La Scogliera Ristorante is definitely one of them.    La Scogliera which means Cliff in Italian is … Continue reading

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THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES: AGRIGENTO, SICILY

This dramatic view of the Temple of Concordia; one of eight well preserved Greek Temples known as the Valley of The Temples just outside Agrigento, Sicily.   The temples are probably one of the best preserved 430BC to 510BC preserved … Continue reading

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Fico d’India (Prickly Pear) and the Sicilian Cuisine at The Verdura Resort

The foto above shows one of the many Fico d’India or Prickly Pear fruits that are round in the abundant gardens and walkways of the Verdura Golf and Spa Resort in Sciacca, Sicily.   The Fico d’India (Prickly Pear) is … Continue reading

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FACILITIES AND COMFORTS OF A GRAND RESORT DESTINATION: VERDURA GOLF RESORT & SPA

“The Art of Simple Luxury” the theme of the Rocco Forte Hotel collection is paramount at this magnificent resort destination hotel called Vedura Golf & Spa Resort.  Located on the southern coast of Sicily just outside of the very charming … Continue reading

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WARM WELCOME AND LOVELY ACCOMMODATIONS AT VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORT SICILIA

The very lovely and spacious accommodations with sea views are all part of the relaxed yet luxurious simplicity of the Verdura Resort by Rocco Forte Hotels.   I was most graciously greeted upon arrival by Michele from the Front Desk … Continue reading

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