Luscious wines and innovative independent movies in enticing venues on a gorgeous fall weekend in the Napa Valley? The Napa Valley Film Festival gets two thumbs up from Mr. TWS and me.
Settimana del Buonvivere (Week of Good Living) is an annual event conceived by Monica Fantini, Director of Legacoop Forlì-Cesena. Our group of seven international women bloggers enjoyed a customized version of Settimana del Buon Vivere in our Buonvivere blog tour of the Forli-Cesena province.
By Mr. TWS — Trulli? I was going to avoid the pun, but just couldn’t help myself. Besides, it’s true — the trulli of Alberobello and the surrounding area in the Puglia region of Italy are unique.
The rains of the previous day had brought out the rich green of the Castelbolognese hills of the Apennines and covered the area with a foggy haze that gave the passing scenery a mysterious and dramatic look.
Our day had begun with an architecture and history tour in the city of Forli (more to come about that) and we were on our way to what our blog project leader, Italian blogger Alessandra Catania, said was a “surprise” for lunch.
One of the highlights of our Settimana del Buon Vivere (Week of Good Living) blog tour was an afternoon and early evening spent at Altavita vineyards in Cesena, Italy. The winery’s name comes from “Alla Vita!” meaning a toast “to life!”,
I felt pretty lucky being back in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy for the second time in about 3 months. On this trip beginning at the end of September, I was going to be part of the “Settimana del Buon Vivere” (“Week of Good Living”) blog project…
Expertly escorted by our driver/guide Carlo Romano following an itinerary planned by Promozione Puglia, we made our way around Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, during our seven day visit in June.It wasn’t long enough to see and do everything in the Puglia region of Italy, but it was plenty long enough for us to become smitten.
Just about 1.5 miles from Santarcangelo’s city center, is Collina dei Poeti, a winery and vineyard where we were to have our pasta fresca prepared by a professional local chef for our dinner that evening.
With flower boxes full of geraniums and bougainvillea creating a colorful contrast to the white buildings throughout its historic center, the subtle beauty of Cisternino made a lasting impression on me.
In Puglia’s Valle d’Itria, enchanting villages crown the hills overlooking the countryside and sites of ancient settlements. One of the most picturesque is Locorotondo, meaning “round place”…
By Kristan Lawson — You’ve seen ghosts. You may not even believe in ghosts, but you’ve seen them…