A Day Exploring the Chianti Wine Region

Chianti is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the Tuscan region, if not the whole of Italy. Nestled in between the cities of Florence and Siena, the area is almost as well known for its views as it is for the Chianti wine produced in the region. Although […] Read more »

Italian Art Afficionado

Luxury tour of Italian art museums and masterpieces in Rome, Florence and Venice, including the Sistine Chapel, the Uffizi and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Read more »

Inside Rome's Other Amphitheatre: The Secret Garden of the Anfiteatro Castrense

The Anfiteatro Castrense is the Roman amphitheatre that most people, including most Romans, know nothing about. This miniature version of the Colosseum hides an interior garden blessed with some of the freshest fruit and vegatables in the capital and the unlikely urban farmers are actually white-habit-with-black-aproned, Benedictine-Cistercian monks whose monastery and church, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, are now part of the amphitheatre complex. Read more »