Lake COMO’s Most beautiful gardens

Glamorous retreats from a bygone era The beauty of Lake Como’s shores has left few uninspired across the ages. Our aesthetics might change as decades pass by but there are things that humanity has considered beautiful centuries ago just as they do now. The green covered majesty of the Alps

VERSAILLES … the perfect fusion of decadence and glory

My favourite man-made creation… I have postponed writing about Versailles for some time now, for one simple reason: I must admit I don’t know how to put into words my feelings about it. Not only is it my favourite man-made creation of all times, but it is a place that

DUBLIN … a traveller’s lucky clover

When I die DUBLIN will be written in my heart That is what Mr. James Joyce said about his city and, although I am not Irish, nor did I write anything comparable to “Ulysses” 🙂 I humbly agree with that quote from the bottom of my soul. There are cities

CAPE KALIAKRA … photo diary of a perfect evening

When the sun started to set and the beautiful beach of  “Thracian Cliffs” finally got deserted, we knew it was time for us to head up, towards the cliffs of Cape Kaliakra. The views were absolutely incredible across Bulgarian Riviera and the setting sun put on a show for us,

VENICE … DOs and DON’Ts during the Carnival

The Venetian Carnival is definitely the city’s most famous celebration and the Venetian mask is for sure one the most recognised symbols in the entire world. Although a deeply Christian tradition, celebrated in numerous cities around the world just before Lent, the one in Venice surpasses any others in terms

MDINA … photo diary of a timeless jewel

The upper deck of the touristic bus was full the day we decided to visit “the Silent City” and we were lucky to still catch seats with a view. It’s a half an hour ride from Valetta across Malta’s rocky relief but all the ceramic and pottery workshops that dot

MONACO … photo diary of a Mediterranean masterpiece

Monaco is the country with the largest number of billionaires per capita in the world and yet it doesn’t flaunt its posh style in your face, making it, for us at least, the real proof that true wealth should be more about a very high standard of living rather than an overbearing manifestation of one’s financial power.

FLORENCE … redefining art – rewriting history

So what happens when after a millennium of Dark Ages, plagues and constant invasions humanity craves to breathe again? … I guess there would be a need for a Rebirth. And if you add  into the equation the most powerful family in the world who just so happened to be

FLORENCE … a photo diary

Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet at Versailles – a photo diary

Wonderfully placed on the grounds of Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s hamlet is an exquisite proof of the queen’s love for natural beauty and we feel it stands as an homage to the real memory of what we feel is a woman that history wrongfully villainized.

San Pietro – Grandiose Glory

Estimate reading time: around 10 minutes (2200 characters) TV ES PETRVS ET SVPER HANC PETRAM AEDIFICABO ECCLESIAM MEAM … you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church … There are places in this World that touch and move us in very special ways. Many years ago,