Tag Archives: italia
February 16, 2013

Koko Mosaico: Colour & Love in Ravenna

Last June, while spending a fascinating and leisurely week in Rimini, a seaside village in the beautiful Emilia Romagna region of Italy, I discovered a family full of art, colour and love in the nearby town of Ravenna. Luca Barberini, owner of Koko Mosaico, is a young, talented and already renowned Italian mosaic artist. While the […]

January 26, 2013

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!   […]

July 15, 2012

Language is a Bridge

A Brief History of Italian Language & Gestures As a follow-up to the previous lesson explaining the various Italian hand gestures, Mr Bernardoni gives a lesson on the history of Italian language and it’s development. Mr Andrea Bernardoni is a lawyer, author and professor of Italian language and culture at ARCA Italian School Bologna in […]

July 4, 2012

See, Taste, Do!

Instagram Highlights from the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy I’ve enjoyed two captivating weeks in the fascinating, beautiful and varied region of Emilia Romagna courtesy of Tourism Emilia Romanga.  Each week, one spent in Bologna and the other in Rimini, offered endless sightseeing, learning opportunities and delicious food. Below are my Instagram highlights from BlogVille […]

May 10, 2012

Saint Nicholas and the Party at the Sea (San Nicola e Festa a Mare)

For an outsider looking in, it may seem like a regular street festival; could be a parade, a rodeo or national day of celebration like we often see in the western world. However, look a little closer and you will see, in Bari, Italy from May 7 – 9th each year, a miracle and religious […]

April 29, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite in Assisi

I was fortunate enough to participate last weekend in the Travel Bloggers Unite conference held in the lush region of Umbria at the expansive Valle di Assisi Resort just outside of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Italy. The weekend was rich; full of relevant content, motivating speakers, vibrant people and endless Italian food, wine and espresso. […]

April 10, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite, BlogVille and Other Great Reasons To Be in Italy!

As many of you know, I recently arrived in Italy to work on a few projects as well as attend some very exciting events promoting all the marvelous things that Italy has to offer.  So much to look forward to with the hopes of improving my Italian language skills along the way! To start with, […]