Tag: Italy

Summer Market In Tuscany

Posted on June 26th, by joanna in Uncover, Unwind. No Comments


If you have the good fortune of being in Tuscany, Italy for a summer vacation right now, head down to Castiglione della Pescaia. Tenuta La Badiola, a beautiful property surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, is organising a summer market this Sunday evening, 30 June 2013. Try street food prepared by The Alliance Restaurants, delicious local CASA dell’Acquagiusta wines and attend a taste workshop.

For a spectacular end to the evening, make a reservation for Dinner with the menu prepared by Chef Omar Agostini, whom I had the honour of meeting and having him design and prepare a meal for me. The menu for this event is mouth-watering: Bonite fish, Cream of Mortadelle from Prato, “Maremma” Risotto, Strawberry soup, topped off with generous servings of wine.

For more information, visit http://www.andana.it/en/l-andana or email mercarto@tenutalabadiola.it for your reservations.


Romance in Naples: Luxurious Romeo Hotel

Posted on March 21st, by andrea in Uncover, Unwind. No Comments

Overlooking the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island, Romeo Hotel provides a sanctuary in the inner ancient city of Naples. Designed by reknowned architect Kenzo Tange and Associates, every aspect of the hotel creates a unique, tasteful space that provides the utmost comfort for its guests. The impressive collection of artwork from well known artists such as Francesco Clemente, Lello Esposito, Sergio Fermariello,Mario Schifano, Gregorio Botta and Mimmo Paladino are displayed throughout the entire hotel. From the thoughtful selection of high quality Italian fabrics and furnishings to the cutting edge technology in each guest room, the hotel successfully blends sophisticated design with modern technology.

The guest rooms of Romeo Hotel are created to provide a private, tranquil space for you to unwind and rejuvenate even in the the bustling heart of Naples. The hotel’s largest and most luxurious Japanese Garden suite (from … Read More »

For The Love Of Sandals in Salento

Posted on June 8th, by joanna in Uncover. 1 Comment

“The first pair of sandals he made were for me,” quips Elisabetta, the wife of sandal designer Rino Del Beato. They helm Erredibi, a line of leather bags, accessories and sandals, which Rino proudly declares as the original Salento sandal. Establishing himself in 1976 as an artigianale, Italian for artisan, he wanted to distinct himself from the leather workers. Starting with leather bags, briefcases, belts and wallets, the sandal collection premièred at the 1984 trade show for leather in Florence.

Walk along the narrow streets of Otranto and you’ll find sandal stores at every corner. Fitted with beige soles and thick leather straps, these local sandals will bring you from the beach to the bar during the peak summer months in this coastal town located in the Puglia region of Italy.


We had chanced across the Erredibi store while exploring the town, quiet during spring. … Read More »


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