Here on Lake Garda, the lighting is beautiful and I'm still surrounded by the German accent. Soon, they will all leave their 'second homes' and go back to Germany but today, before they vote in their next leader it's very much in the air as to who will win the German Federal Election. Merkel is [...]
Once upon a time novels influenced societies and boxers ruled the world. I remember when my mother talked about my father and unleashed a secret, and then she told me how my father won the Golden Gloves Boxing championship in the 50's. Muv said, "That was the height of cool back then," and once upon [...]
Fauci: "Italy has become an example for the whole world" Me: "I know, a strong sense of solidarity and social conscious does help, not to mention being a country full of hypochondriacs." Providing leadership in our modern era; makes me feel awfully proud of Italy.
...but I bet Italy will be the first country to make vaccinations mandatory for all. We have our anti-vaxxers, who doesn't...and yes, we're living in a new world... yet I don't think Italy ever had a problem leading it...
When I moved to Piemonte I wanted to enjoy all 4 seasons but there's so many of them here- and now, the season to pick the grapes - Vendemmia 2012. All very exciting. Perhaps when I pour myself a glass of chilled white wine tonight I'll think about Santa Rosa where I was born - [...]
...so I post a selfie from last fall. Visiting the resting place of Maestro Sergei Diaghilev on Isola di San Michele in Venice; La Serenissima. The ballet dancers always leave their shoes.... Italy never ceases to amaze...
Nicolas Gentile, a 37-year-old Italian pastry chef, did not just want to pretend to be a hobbit – he wanted to live like one. First, he bought a piece of land in the countryside of Bucchianico, near the town of Chieti in Abruzzo, where he and his wife started building their personal Shire from JRR Tolkien’s [...]
… making healthcare a human right. Leading the world, from Rome, the Eternal City, and heart of Western Civilization.
We like to focus on Europe and politics but every now and then we stray and today - it's all about the music. (Links available below) For your listening pleasure we welcome Seattle's Premier Piano Man - Victor Janusz - including a few of his most romantic, jazzy and playful tunes. Through funny and touching [...]