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Gradara


February 14th, 2016

The place-name appears to come from the Latin “cretaria” which means “clay”, of which much of the geological formation of the territory is made. Gradara and its Fortress are one and the same. At the beginning it was simply a watch tower built by the Griffo family in the second half of the 12th century.... View Article

Matera, the sassi city


May 4th, 2015

A couple of weekends ago my mum was needing a break form the frenetic daily life so she indulged into a two days guided tour in Puglia and Basilicata that took her to see the majestic castel del Monte and the world famous “sassi di Matera”. Two of her must see spots that were still... View Article

Capodimonte e il lago di Bolsena


April 21st, 2015

Capodimonte, is a small village situated on the picturesque promontory facing the touristic Bolsena lake. It rises on a picturesque peninsula on the south-west shore and it belongs to the Isola Bisentina municipality. Capodimonte is the gem of Bolsena lake and it is ancient village is perched on the promontory at 334 metres a.s.l. The... View Article

Princess for one night: vacanza italiana part two


January 14th, 2015

After the intimate wedding that we had on the beautiful Island of Mauritius in October 2014 it came the time for us to go home and celebrate with family and friends. So in December last year Nicola (my husband) and I spent an amazing white Christmas in Abruzzo. The next day, Boxing day (and my... View Article