Tag Archives: italy
May 15, 2016

A Sweet Stay in Sicily: What to Eat in Palermo

An early spring trip to Sicily was a welcome break for my husband and I despite the rain and wind during our stay in Palermo. The weather certainly didn’t dampen our appetites as we tasted our way around the city, enjoying so many specialities, especially the sweets. Ok, hang on … I’ll get to the […]

July 26, 2014

Sun, Sea & Spa Escape in the South of Italy: La Chiusa di Chietri Hotel Review

The warm sun and blue skies of Puglia welcomed me back to the south of Italy last month where I discovered a magical place in the heart of Valle d’Itria in one of my favourite regions. It is the Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri. La Chiusa di Chietri is a classy, family-owned resort and spa, with a top-notch […]

April 26, 2014

#WeAreInPuglia & You Are Invited

Puglia: picturesque, sun-bleached, cultured, delicious. You will be captivated by the beauty of this south Italian region. Experience Puglia, taste the Mediterranean and learn to dance the pizzica. Puglia Village is coming to you! Puglia Village is an interactive roadshow on it’s way to Vienna, Berlin, Munich, London, Paris & Dublin. I invite you to discover the warmth, culture […]

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 […]

June 14, 2012

How to Speak Italian Without Saying a Word

Body language is an important part of communication; experts say non-verbal communication accounts for anywhere up to 93% of language.  While that number is high and often disputed, there is no doubt that people use their bodies to express themselves. When in Italy, it’s easy to see how body language, specifically hand gestures, are vital […]

June 14, 2012

Carpigiani Gelato University: The Art of Making Gelato

Italy’s best gelato is known worldwide and carefully crafted by experienced gelato chefs, educated only by the top instructors in the gelato industry!  Carpigiani Gelato University, located in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, churns out award winning gelato-makers from Canada to Israel and a few places in between. Future gelatiers from all over the […]

May 24, 2012

A Sweet Education Abroad

I’m fascinated by all things international education, an industry I have worked in for nearly 13 years.  The movement of students around this globe is an incredible phenomenon – you will find Chinese students in Italy, Italian students in Spain, Spanish students in Canada, Canadian students in Australia, Australian students in Japan, Japanese students in […]