Itinerary off the beaten paths

Around Spagna area I wanted to create “My itinerary off the beaten paths” around the Spagna area for my guests that highlight lesser-known gems in a historic city like Rome.  I believe this is a fantastic way to explore its rich tapestry of culture, history, and modern life. My proposed itinerary starts from the Keats-Shelley […]

Parks in Rome

The green spaces with its Parks in Rome are as integral to the city’s identity as its ancient ruins and Renaissance art. These parks, ranging from sprawling estates to intimate gardens, are not mere remnants of the city’s past but living, breathing spaces that reflect the dynamism of Rome and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. […]

Caravaggio’s in Rome

Quando non c’è energia non c’è colore, non c’è forma, non c’è vita When there is no energy there is no color, there is no form, there is no life Why He Matters in Rome? “Caravaggio’s in Rome” is a testament to the city’s status as a centre of cultural and artistic innovation. His ability […]

Ostia Antica

The theatre that still lives “Ubi vixit, vivet” Why visit Ostia Antica instead of Pompei? It’s a challenge for my guests and an opportunity to introduce a gem close to Rome, avoiding a stressful journey without fully enjoying the beauties of Roman civilization from the past. When I suggested it, the guests were enchanted. So […]

Ice Cream History … and some advices

In Italy you don’t go to the pub, you go to a “gelateria“, rather have an ice cream cone, walk with friends, dripping your hands, and feet until you have learned the right technique, but … what is the history of Ice cream? Who invented ice cream? To trace the origins of ice cream, you […]

Guests are my Goal

My achievements!  ” Airbnb Superhost –  VRBO PremierHost –  Booking Award“       But Guests are my Goals of which I am above all proud and happy, for the words and the time that my guests have dedicated to writing their reviews, even of the youngest guests! I put all my heart, my passion and above all what […]

Cycle Tourism in Spoleto and Umbria

Spoleto and all of Umbria offer breathtaking mountain and hilly landscapes, castles, fortresses and medieval villages, waterways, and dense woods that enrich the journey and make cycle tourism in Spoleto and Umbria, a unique experience of its kind. In the green heart of Italy, there are some of the most beautiful cycle paths in Italy: […]

Fonti del Clitunno and Tempietto § Spoleto §

The Fonti del Clitunno is a true naturalistic jewel of Umbria, about 15 km from Spoleto. As a child, I reached him by bicycle with my sisters and we bathed in the icy but transparent waters. Now it is not allowed. There is an entrance ticket for a few euros and it is worth visiting […]

Orange Garden on Colle Aventino § Rome §

I personally love this coin of Rome, the Orange Garden on Colle Aventino and I go there every time I need a peaceful rest. Don’t miss it. Millions of visitors each year admire the different beauties of Rome, from the rest of the palaces of antiquity to the splendid Baroque-style monuments, however, there is also […]

Water Clock in Villa Borghese § Rome §

The Water clock in Villa Borghese was designed in 1867 by Giovanni Battista Embriaco, a Dominican friar passionate about watches and engineering. It is located in the beautiful Villa Borghese in Roma overlooking Piazza del Popolo. In the same year, Padre Embriaco sent a prototype of his Water Clock to the Universal Exposition in Paris where, […]

Galleria Sciarra § Rome §

GALLERIA SCIARRA ROMA Behind Trevi Fountain there is a pedestrian crossing liberty style, a good corner where to cool off, a real artistic refreshment in the hot summer days. The Galleria Sciarra is a private  courtyard, open to public during working hours. It is located between Via Marco Minghetti (a crossway of via del Corso) […]

Castelluccio di Norcia in Umbria

Castelluccio di Norcia in Umbria   The month of June is approaching and I think back sadly to how many times I went to Castelluccio di Norcia to see the unique show that offers the flowering of lentils. Thousands of people came from all over the world to observe this palette of colors created by […]

Strangozzi alla Spoletina

As promised on my blog, here I am with “The strangozzi alla Spoletina“, my favourite spaghetti, very easy to prepare if you are in hurry using normal spaghetti. Strangozzi alla Spoletina are a typical Umbrian first course, of hunble origins, to be made with simple and genuine ingredients. The strangozzi (also called stringozzi or strozzapreti) […]

Centrale Montemartini

  Discovering the “Centrale Montemartini” was for me a unique and fantastic discovery. Located close to the Roman public power offices, it has been neglected because it is linked to places frequented solely for bureaucratic issues…. not interesting…. what a mistake! What a surprise for me to discover this fantastic place that blends in with grace […]

Bidet, What is it? its History

Recently a guest, asked me: “Why do you have Bidet in bathrooms? What is for?  I found an interesting article, that may help understand our “strange” habits….here it is

Sweet note…from Anna

Monday after Easter, in general it rains and the habit is to have a picnic with family and friends. Today the weather forecast confirms some rain and  so I relax more in bed, I take a cup of coffee,  I open my mobile  and ….. I start smiling…. a sweet note… from a guest leaving in the morning […]

Spoleto the Magical town

SPOLETO THE MAGICAL TOWN I close my eyes and I dream… Whenever I came across a video like this I feel happy. I do not know why. To me, Spoleto is a magical town, is something special for me and to many people I met during my life that came across this magical site. This city […]

Pasta alla Amatriciana

Pasta alla Amatriciana This recipe of Pasta alla Amatriciana has been recently protected by the city of Amatrice with a mark of origin. Ingredients: Spaghetti: 400 grams. Guanciale (pork cheek) from Amatrice: 100 grams. Pecorino from Amatrice: 75 grams. San Marzano tomatoes: 350 grams. Extra virgin olive oil: 1 tbsp. Dry white wine: 50 ml. […]