Loving Lampedusa

I owe the Travelers Century Club and their list big time for introducing me to Lampedusa which is the last volcanic island in the Mt. Etna chain and the southernmost island in the Mediterranean belonging to Europe. It is in fact administered by Italy and in considered a part of Sicily but is hardly so […]

Italia in Short and Pictures

A journey through Italy is a treat in every sense of the word. It may be the best place to visit on Earth because you get so much for your experience. The food alone is worth the price of the trip. From Michelangelo’s David to the endless amounts of pasta, pizza, gelati, cannolis, bread and […]

A Milano Quickee

If you listed the great cities of Europe, you’d probably have to look pretty far down the list to find Milan. Unless you are a top model or footballer, there isn’t much to make you stay in Milan. Milan was not originally on the agenda for this trip but sometimes things don’t work out exactly […]

Juventus vs. Roma

Last night I finally got to my first Serie A football match and it happened to be a great game between two of the Giants of Italian and European football, AS Roma and the Northern Italian giants, Juventus. Juventus currently sits in second place in Serie A after just being eliminated from this years Champions […]

Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is a city that’s quite apart from the rest of Sicily’s urban spaces. Though it’s on the traditional end of the scale, it carries with it a sense of unpredictability and adventure. It’s streets are packed with traffic, it’s markets are a hive of hollers, smells and countless gastronomic offerings. The winding, palazzo strewn […]

Western Sicily

Western Sicily is ancient and rugged, tranquil and sunny and a fascinating introduction to the island. It looks today much of what it must’ve looked 100 years ago. There are shepherds herding their sheep, stone farmhouses dotting the horizon and fields of marsala grapes as far as the eye can see. It is almost perfect […]

Vatican City

One of the most interesting places to visit is the very touristy Vatican City. It is of course the location of the Catholic Church and the home of the Pope but religion and politics aside, it is an amazing place to see. From the most beautiful basilica in the world of St. Peters, to the […]