Zuani Collio Bianco Wine

Zuani Vigneti: Bringing out the best of the Collio DOC

I first learned of Italy’s Collio region in 2014 when the president of the Consortium, Robert Princic visited Los Angeles.  Sharing the beauty and wines of this small yet dynamic appellation was exciting so when the opportunity to meet the owners and sample the wines of  Zuani Vigneti I was delighted to further explore Collio.

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Vie from Villa Beatrice d'Este

Colli Euganei: Discovering the wines of the Venetian Hills

In the hills above Padua within a thirty-minute drive from Venice is a small wine appellation known as Colli Euganei. Colli Euganie is well worth mentioning because not only is the countryside exquisite but unlike its neighbor, Soave that only produces white wines, they produce some pretty spectacular reds. The region is known for its

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Hotel Mediterraneo Lobby

Hotel Mediterraneo: A fusion of the past and present

From ancient times to today Rome is full of history. There is the Pantheon, Colosseum, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and much more. There is something around every corner for the traveler to see and learn. Even the hotels have a legacy, making their impression on the cities overall

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Rome Building Facades

Context Travel: Looking at Rome in a different light

There are many ways to tour Rome, Italy but if you are not one who wants to be part of a the herd mentality so often found in city tours, Context Travel can be the answer. It is not about numbers or cramming many sites in a couple of hours. It is about education and

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Taormina Balcony

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Taormina, Sicily

Experiencing a different port each day is what a cruise is all about. Day one of the Celebrity Cruises on the Reflection from Rome to the Greek Islands brought us to Sicily. Landing in Messina our adventure took us to the charming town of Taormina. To read more…

Soave Wine

Soave: Making a sensational comeback

In Italy Soave is considered one of Italy’s leading white wines. Soave received it first real recognition in 1931 when Soave was one of the first of two areas to be recognized geographically delimited wine region. Its popularity in Italy is immense but in the United States in the 70s and 80s it was most

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