12 things to eat in Naples like a local

Welcome to Naples, city of art, sea, culture… and good food. If you already spent the day exploring the city with my self guided tour, then you’re probably very hungry. Let me walk you through the best things to eat in Naples, the dishes that you should never, ever skip …

Puglia: Italy off the beaten track

  Birthday parties aren’t my thing. That’s the main reason why every year I choose to leave for a trip, rather than having to deal with cake and candles.. This year for my birthday we decided to explore a part of Italy off the beaten track: Puglia. Or better, the …

A taste of Naples: ristorante Capo Blu

  Campania is a land of sun, sea and culture, that since antiquity has always stood out for an extensive and variegated culinary heritage. Us Neapolitans are passionated and opinionated when it comes to our roots and our food. Greeks and Romans used fine olive oil for their dishes and …

Italian getaway at Tuscia Viterbese

The Tuscia Viterbese is an area in Italy that includes parts of three regions: Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. It’s the ancient Etruria, an historical region in the middle of Italy, where the Etruscan civilization endured from before the 700 b.C. until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late …

7 outstanding day trips from Amsterdam by train

When I published the article with my tips for a nice weenend in Amsterdam I had no idea it would’ve been read by so many people. Yet I received comments and a lot of messages on my Message Box (here on the right) asking for more. Some of you requested …

The stunning beauty of Bratislava Christmas markets

Bratislava Christmas markets are a long-standing tradition. Large or small, each one reflects the culture of the region – music, drink, food, scents. That’s probably why Europe is a pretty popular destination in December: every region has a different take on Christmas. You can taste elaborate pastries straight out of …

Epic formula to recharge your batteries: Crete Gialle

My first experience ever of the ranch Crete Gialle (Via Parasacchi 4, Cervaro (FR), Italy)  was years ago. It was a cold, wintery night. We had found this very nice farm house on the net and wanted to spend the New Years eve there. Of course, us being us, we …