There are places that mean a lot to me. The ghost town of Roghudi Vecchio, Old Roghudi, is one of these. This abandoned village is one of the most fascinating and mysterious places in Calabria region, southern Italy. It is not easy to get there, Roghudi Vecchio is located in one of the most isolated and wild areas of the Aspromonte mountains. Read more
Zürich Storchen is the most picturesque and iconic landing stage on the Limmat river. Here, from spring to fall, stop the boats of the Limmat River Cruise. On the other side of the river there is the Old Town of Zurich with a row of quaint historic buildings and the Gothic bell towers of the Grossmünster. Read more
The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after the wind god Aeolus, a great way to visit them is on a sailing boat. And I did it! In early July, along with two friends, I sailed around the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli – four of the seven islands that form this archipelago. Read more
When it gets dark in Taormina the lights come on and life moves on the pedestrian main street Corso Umberto I for the evening stroll. People gather mainly in Piazza IX Aprile and Piazza Duomo. Tourists find along the Corso and Piazzas restaurants, shops and bars while locals go there above all to see and be seen. I was there in mid-March and there was not yet the usual crowd of warmer months. Read more
The Ancient Theater of Taormina is one of the archaeological gems of Sicily. The theater has Greek origin but is totally Roman in its present form. The top view of the theater is breathtaking, ranging from the Ionian Sea to the Mount Etna volcano. After so many centuries in ruins, from the fifties, the ancient theater is used as an outdoor theater for concerts, theater and ceremonies – finally back to what it was built for.
Spectacularly located, the town of Taormina is the most exclusive tourist destination of Sicily. The ancient theater, the fantastic view of Mount Etna that slopes down towards the Ionian Sea and the Dolce Vita mood make Taormina the essence of Sicily, at least for tourists. I was in Taormina in mid-March and I was lucky enough to get a first taste of summer. Read more