23 Shades of Elba Island

Why travel to Elba Island? Napoleon chose it for his exile, and I believe that the photos below can give you a reason or two. *All the pictures were taken in the beginnng of June, which means less crowd and more relax.

Caffè Arione in Cuneo: Chic & Baroque

Delicious croissants and patisserie served in an elegant baroque setting with marble floor, venetian chairs and mirrors. And if this doesn’t sound tempting enough let me add that at Caf√® Arione you can find the best cuneesi ever. Actually it was the Arione family who invented this delicious artisan made chocolate truffles with a soft…

Quick Walk Around Arona on Lake Maggiore

Living in Italy spoils me. When I go to places that are not beautiful beyond words I get disappointed. This is exactly what happened two weeks ago when the sweetest one had a football game and I decided to wait for him somewhere on Lake Maggiore. I chose Arona. I was imagining a relaxing afternoon…

The Vintage City of Turin

After exploring a vintage market and ¬†several vintage shops and bars, it was time to upgrade to a more complete experience and visit a vintage city. Yes, such thing exists. I had to go to Turin to run some errands, including a quick investigation on what has happened to a local company that suddenly vanished…