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  • Da Adolfo restaurant on the beach in Positano…

    Ristorante Da Adolfo It took me a few visits to Positano to discover the delicious little restaurant ‘Da Adolfo’, next trip this is definitely a must go see, eat and soak up the sun visit on your agenda. From the main wharf in Positano, wait until you see the small… Read more »

  • Breakfast views in Positano are breathtaking..

    The impressive view from the rooftop terrace at Punta Regina hotel in Positano! What could be better than waking up to this breathtaking skyscraper panorama whilst enjoying platters of local fresh fruit, brioche, crusty bread with superb finely sliced salami, hams, local Italian cheeses and a morning expresso.. I can’t wait… Read more »

  • Antonello della Mura.. elegance in Positano..

    Antonello Della Mura36, V. Del Saracino – 84017 Positano Tucked away under the narrow white archways, past all the pretty local fashion is Antonello’s cool, elegant, sophisticated and exclusive boutique!  I am mad about ‘la moda’,  flowing and silky, for the beach or an evening dining out, Positano on Italy’s Amalfi Coast… Read more »

  • Visit Romes exceptionally chic and luxurious store GENTE..

    Gente a Roma In the heart of one of Rome’s most exclusive shopping streets Via del Babuino just off Piazza di Spagna is the newly renovated designer clad store Gente!  This heavenly boutique has resided half way down on the right hand side of  the street for many years yet… Read more »

  • Sailing the big blue waters – Costa Smeralda, Sardegna

        Crystal blue waters of Costa Smeralda Sardegna Italian paradise, come Summer I can’t think of a more paradisal place to be than here, sailing the big blue waters around the Northern coastal tip of Sardegna.  It has to be one of the most memorable places in Italy for… Read more »

  • Piazza San Marco glistening by day and night..

    If you have been to Venice you will know how charming Piazza San Marco is by day, at one end there is the great Church of Saint Mark or St. Marks Basilica that presents itself captivatingly in a birds eye view the moment you step foot out of any of… Read more »

  • If it’s true.. follow your dreams to La Dolce Vita!

    Follow your dreams.. The magic of Federico Fellini comes to life in La Dolce Vita Life as Sylvia must have been wonderful..  But is it Marcello or Sylvia living La Dolce Vita?  You decide once you see this wonderful film, I know that we can all have the sweet life… Read more »

  • A quick lunch stop at Mimi e Coco Wine Bar in Rome

    Next time you are in Rome head over to Piazza Navona and take a turn onto Via del Governo Vecchio, walk at your leisure down this wonderful cobble stone street that has some great shops lined either side and stop in at Mimi e Coco Wine Bar for a huge… Read more »

  • There is so much more to Villa Borghese in the heart of Rome..

    High above the famous Spanish Steps and the wide spread Piazza del Popolo there is a panorama that stretches all the way across the top of the pointy roof tops and steeples of Rome’s centre.             So many memories of mine lay rested in the… Read more »

  • The wonderful world of Pinocchio..

    Copyright Melissa Martin Remember the wonderful story of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’? Pinocchio is still alive and well and roaming the streets of Italy, originally from Florence the wonderful fictional children’s story book written by Italian author Carlo Collodi in 1883 of a hand carved wooden little boy named Pinocchio… Read more »

  • Castello Brown stands proud overlooking Portofino Bay

        High up on the hill in Portofino, right on the point overlooking the harbour is the elegant and very grand Castello Brown, an old defence castle dating back to the 15th Century that was used to protect the port.  Now the castle is a museum and is really… Read more »

  • Virgin Mary Rock Formation on the Amalfi Coast

      One of the many wonderful and surprising sites along the Amalfi Coast drive is a true vision of the Virgin Mary that looks to be holding a bouquet of flowers all in a rock formation when viewed from behind, standing proud protecting the beautiful stretch of seascape beyond.  Every… Read more »