A Very Tasty Trebbiano

A Very Tasty Trebbiano

Many of us are conscious of the ties that bind Italy and the United States. Sometimes this awareness is limited to the effects of movies like The Godfather – however, of course, the truth is very different and in many ways more fascinating. Just the figures...
Giulio’s Good Life

Giulio’s Good Life

Inside all of us there is that small seed of self-sufficiency, that desire to be independent, not to be reliant on the anonymous organisations that today dominate our world. As our transatlantic cousins so succinctly put it, ‘to stick it to the man’. The...
Guido’s Corner of Abruzzo

Guido’s Corner of Abruzzo

Vinnie and I were travelling through the Apennine mountains that form the backbone of Italy, heading from Rome to Pescara in the Italian region of  Abruzzo. We were making our very first visit to Abruzzo; snow was still glistening on the tops of the mountains when, in...
An Offida You Cannot Refuse…

An Offida You Cannot Refuse…

As Vinnie and I have found out in our travels around Italy there are an amazing number of attractions to tempt the tourist but some are more unusual than others. We found ourselves in the town of Ripatransone on the eastern side of the country in the region of Le...