City culture: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and life in Milan

da vinci milan

“Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up” – Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was right. A visit to Milan is as much about looking up at soaring buildings and exquisite art as looking around. I’ve been fascinated with the Italian Renaissance since I studied the history of Florence and Venice […]

The missing bite .. a discovery of tastes in Italy

Italy food experience - Food festival in Italy

I thought I had planned the perfect trip to Italy’s lakes region. Our itinerary took in historic villas covered in wisteria, perfect lake views and pretty towns. I researched restaurants thoroughly and scheduled visits to local attractions. Everything was going to plan and then we found out about this.. a local food festival. Why hadn’t I […]

My Brilliant Friend: A book to transport you to Italy

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Do you read to take yourself to another place, another time? Every now and again I come across a novel so powerful that I feel drawn to the people and places it describes. This book, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, took me straight to Naples, the island of Ischia and Florence. It is the story […]

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