The Arco degli Acetari (Vinegar-makers' Arch) sits inconspicuously along Via del Pellegrino, so much so that I missed it the first few times I tried looking for it. Campo de' Fiori sits nearby, and the bar Draft Book is just across the street. Step through the arches and you'll find...more
Think of it as the younger version of Zara. Loaded with affordable hip threads, it's probably my favorite place to get clothes on Via Toledo (mostly because H&M is now common in America but Bershka isn't).
Cristalli di Zucchero is a great cafe and sweets shop. They offer a huge variety of very pretty and very tasty goods. Like most bars in Rome, they offer fresh coffee and juices. This is a must-visit if you're in the Circo Massimo / Bocca della Verita' area....more
The land of limoncello, Capri is one of the islands off Naples along the Amalfi Coast. The highlight here is the magical Blue Grotto, but if that's too packed with tourists, you can check out several other grottos as well. With Anacapri overlooking the beachside town, there is plenty to do on...more
If there was any street in Rome more deserving of recognition for its pure beauty, it's Via Giulia. While the street is located in the heart of the Centro Storico, running parallel to the Tevere, it's very serene. The beautiful street is the perfect pathway for nice walks up and down...more
The waterfront of Naples is quite unlike the historic center. Instead of being dirty, chaotic and crowded, it is the opposite. With grand hotels, two castles, lots of boats and views of Vesuvius, it's a required stroll for anyone just visiting.
I'm a huge fan of big squares, particularly in Naples when everything else feels like tight quarters. The Piazza del Plebiscito is also located near the water, which gives me the "easy out" sensation, as if I'd actually call it quits by jumping into the harbor napoletana. Very...more