There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a warm bowl of soup. This week I’ll be making Pasta e Ceci (Pasta and Chickpea), a simple, flavorful soup that is one of our family’s favorite wintertime comfort foods. Continue reading Italian Soups to Warm the Soul
Sparkling waters, sun and serenity will enhance your stay at Vista Serena, a new addition to our Amalfi Coast villa portfolio. Marvelously positioned on a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea, the gulf of Positano and Amalfi, Vista Serena is a classically elegant villa in a world-class location between Sorrento and Positano.
We personally choose every property we represent, evaluating each one for location, quality, amenities and value. We could not have been more delighted to discover that Vista Serena measured up, and then some, when we paid a visit to see for ourselves in November. We arrived to sunny fall weather, collectively ooo’ing and ahh’ing over the stunningly beautiful views and the graciousness of the villa. A warm welcome from the caretaker who greeted us with dinner fixings, wine, and fresh fruit from the garden put us in a dreamy state…
Take it from someone who learned from experience: running into a film set during your travels can be the most exciting – and least convenient – part of your adventure. While in Florence, my companions and I found ourselves dashing down side-streets when the main thoroughfares were blocked-off for filming. The movie? Dan Brown’s Inferno.
We nearly missed our train. I’m still waiting for a personal apology from Tom Hanks.
Joking aside, everyone has a favorite movie – or a list thereof – and true italophiles will very likely be drawn to films set in Italy. The list of movies filmed at least in part in Italy is staggering. Here is a small sampling movies where you can enjoy a bit of Italy sightseeing, whether it is seeing Julia Roberts character in “Eat Pray Love” enjoying Rome or watching Gary Grant stroll down Via Margutta in “Roman Holiday”. Continue reading Famous Italy Sights from the Silver Screen
We are so pleased to introduce a beautiful new offering to our villa portfolio! Riposo Verde is a fine Tuscany restored farmhouse with resplendent views, and elegant decor to match. It is set among 5 acres of beautiful gardens, vineyards, olive orchards and fruit trees. A tranquil setting just minutes drive from the scenic town of San Casciano dei Bagni, Villa Riposo Verde is a wonderful holiday retreat. Continue reading Riposo Verde: A Dreamy Tuscan Villa Retreat
There are few holidays as truly global as New Years. Something about changing the calendar makes us think that anything is possible. New Year: a clean slate for adventure. Now that is something to celebrate. Continue reading Welcoming the New Year, the Italian Way