Here is a short summary of my recent visit to the Rhône Delta for the celebration that attracts a large audience of people from the South of France but very few visitors from the rest of Europe. Above: Chapelle de Pive, a little architectural jewel cherished in the domain of the Jeanjean Winery (more pics in this article) Read more “In Camargue for the Festival Abrivado”
Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza
Due to the conformation of the coast and the presence of the near island of Palmaria, Portovenere provided an ideal shelter for the ships of the Romans who, in the first century B.C., established here a military port. Portovenere is connected to the “Cinque Terre” (“Five Lands”, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) via a trail that runs up on the mount along the coast. Read more “Next moon, different perspective”
Very conveniently located five minutes from the parking lot at the end of the road from Sondrio to Campo Moro and placed in view of Mount Disgrazia and Pizzo Scalino, the Zoia Hut is a perfect base camp from which to start a trekking or to go climbing on a “falesia” well known to the fans of vertical escalades. Read more “Autumn shades in Valmalenco”
Not every time that one wakes up to see the dawn then one finds the right light and the right atmosphere. So one has to manage with what is at hand.
Non sempre, quando ci si sveglia per vedere l’alba, si trova poi la luce giusta e le giuste atmosfere. Sicché bisogna fare con quello che c’è.
Val d’Orcia is probably the best groomed area in Tuscany. The hills show the care that generations of peasants have been applying to the soil with equal dedication for centuries. Here is where one of the most celebrated grapes is grown. Read more “Views of the countryside around Montalcino”