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Back to my love

My love affair with Italy began in the early 1990’s. I think it started the moment I had my first meal at a cozy trattoria in Florence. The food was absolutely divine. Simple, fresh and cooked with a passion that was almost tangible. There are so many reasons to love Italy: its food, wines, language, […]

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A day trip to Capri

Capri is a rocky island situated at the mouth of the Gulf of Naples. I visited the island on a day-trip from Positano on the Amalfi Coast and it was truly memorable. It’s really easy to get to Capri from Positano. Ferries ply between these two tourist hotspots several times a day and it takes […]

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Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. This volcano is famous for its eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii.

Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Mt. Vesuvius

Mt. Vesuvius, near Naples, Italy, from the air. Read the accompanying post: ‘Plane Views: Mt. Vesuvius‘ See other Velvet moments: Murals of Valparaiso, Chile Floating villages, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Zanzibar, Tanzania Lago Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile Pompeii, Italy Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, […]

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Places that inspire: Rome

A guest post by Annemarie a.k.a. @TravelingAnna Rome It isn’t difficult to become inspired by Italy. From the beautiful people, amazing food, and fantastic architecture, it’s a rare person who isn’t charmed. However, my trip, 26 years in the making, brought tears to be eyes for a different reason. To me, my Rome getaway meant […]

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Enchanting spots: Palazzo Ducale Mantua, Italy

This post is an excerpt from the book “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go” by Susan Van Allen. The book is filled with gorgeous descriptions of some of the most enchanting spots in Italy as well as lively anecdotes and fascinating historical insights. The chapters are arranged according to themes, such as Gardens, […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Pompeii

An erotic fresco in Pompeii, Italy. Read the accompanying post: The Faces of Pompeii. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Positano

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy. Read the accompanying posts: Breathtaking Positano and A Glorious Day at Adolfo’s. See other Velvet moments: Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina The Great Ocean Road, Australia Angkor Wat, Cambodia Laguna Chaxa, Chile

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My velvet escape travel tip: Tuscany

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. If you ask me, a […]

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Plane views: Venice, Italy

On my flight from Amsterdam to Naples last summer, the plane flew over the Alps into Italy, past the lovely town of Bolzano (Bozen), then along the Adige valley (the home of the gorgeous Valpolicella wines) to Verona and past the stunning historical treasure that is Venice . It was a bit hazy but I managed […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Liguria

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Milan is celebrated by shopaholics, […]

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