Mouth-watering Figs!

Figs love the Mediterranean climate in Italy. You can find these yummy fruits in family gardens all over Italy ripening from September - October. Depending on the variety they are available from summer thru fall. They date back all the way to ancient times. They are even mentioned in the Bible. In ancient Rome, the fig was deemed sacred and it was thought to be

Mouth-watering Figs!2020-01-17T15:11:26-05:00

Lake Como – Villas on the Lake

Did you know Lake Como is only about an hour's ride from Milan? There are numerous grand villas that line Lake Como.  Taking the slow ferry gives you a glimpse at a few! Villa on the lake This screams Italy to me! Villa Balbianello in Lenno is one of the most scenic residences on the lake and is famous for its

Lake Como – Villas on the Lake2020-01-01T12:02:08-05:00

Lake Como – Bellagio – Villa Melzi

If you visit Bellagio be sure not to miss the famous gardens of Villa Melzi. The gardens are open to the public but the 19th century neoclassical villa is not. It is said these gardens were a favorite spot for Franz Lizst, the famous composer and pianist and quite possibly where he wrote one of his most famous pieces, 'Dante Symphony'. This Villa was built

Lake Como – Bellagio – Villa Melzi2020-01-01T12:16:31-05:00
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