This is extremely cool. Check out this footage shot from a drone over Sicily’s Mt. Etna, an active volcano. One of the great things about Italy is the tremendous natural variety in landscapes, habitats, and landmarks. From the Alps to the Mediterranean, there’s always something new and exciting to see.
As you might have read, the Greeks are looking likely to default on credit obligations, and the ramifications for the EU are going to make for interesting watching over the next week. So if you’re planning on joining us in Italy in the coming months, what does it mean for you?
Instability is always worrisome for the financial sector, but for the Western traveler to the EU, the news might actually be good. If you’re buying euros with dollars in coming months, your dollar might just go that much further.
About seventy miles north of Venice you will find this alpine gem.
Imagine sitting by that lake sipping prosecco and gazing up at the mountains overlooking the village.
Definitely a place to add to the bucket list of any Italy traveler.
This is worth five minutes of your time! The soundtrack is a little silly, but the views are unbelievable. What a place. Join us there!
Not the guy we wanted to win.
The idea that not allowing cruise ships into the lagoon will damage the Venetian economy is predicated on the false premise that it’s helping in the first place to let them in. The backbone of the Venice we know and love is found in the small merchants, boutique hotels, and fine restaurants that hordes of cruise ship tourists don’t patronize in the slightest. Buying fake Carnival masks made in China at tourist trap shops around the corner from San Marco is not what’s going to save Venice.
Homemade semolina noodles cut wide do a great job of sopping up a porcini mushroom wine gravy.
Served in a Sassi Pottery pasta bowl.
In addition to being a fantastic person to guide you around Italy, Doug Sassi has you covered on those Father’s Day gifts you should have already ordered! Let us know if you have a dad that would appreciate a mug, a platter, a cigar ashtray, a lamp, etc. made by hand by the master himself.