Kii peninsula: discovering the ancient natural and sacred heart of Japan

Not so far away from the lively and touristic cities of Osaka and Nara there’s a region that enshrines some of the most important and ancient treasures of Japan: the Kii peninsula.

Seascapes in Sardinia: Sunset at Capo Pecora

Sardinia is an italian island which boasts many unique traits: besides the rich culture and the ancient megalithic edifices, it’s still possible to find the wild and pristine nature, both in the backcountry and in the coastlines. In this blog post I’ll show you the magic of sunset in Capo Pecora cliff.

Garden of Ninfa: An ancient gem of romantic beauty in Italy

In this travel photography blog post I’ll tell you of the Garden of Ninfa, the most beautiful and romantic garden in the world. Don’t you believe me? Well, read on and see what this wonder of central Italy enshrines.

Hashigui Iwa: A unique seascape in Japan

Nature in Japan expresses its beauty and wildness in many amazing ways, as I had the opportunity to witness, discovering the enchanting Hashigui Iwa: a unique seascape in Japan.

Autumn in Japan: Miyajima’s Momijidani park

In this third article of the “Autumn in Japan” series, I’ll show you some glimpses of the beautiful island of Miyajima, Hiroshima prefecture; to be precise I’ll focus on the colors of the Momijidani park.

Autumn in Japan: Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of the iconic natural landmarks of Japan and every year is a destination for thousands of travelers from all around the world. In this blog post I’ll tell you of my personal experience during the peak days of last autumn.

Autumn in Japan: the colors of the DaigoJi temple

Today is the September Equinox and this means that the autumn has officially begun, so I want to celebrate this event sharing a series of blog posts about a few places of a land that’s famous worldwide for the beauty of this season: Japan; today I’ll tell you of my experience at the DaigoJi, in Kyoto.

Villa d’Este: The garden of wonders

In this new travel blogpost I’m going to tell you about a place you absolutely can’t miss visiting if your destination is Rome and its surroundings: it’s Villa d’Este, in Tivoli, just 30 kilometers east of Rome.

The origins of Tivoli date back to more than 3000 years ago and its history is important and rich of myths.

The ancient wine cellars of Tuscany – Part II

In this second article about the ancient wine cellars of Tuscany, I’ll show you two more fascinating places of the italian winemaking art.

The first one is the cellar of count Costanti’s farmstead. The name Costanti is quite significant in the history of this region; the family was born in XV century and had its role during the period in which Siena was in conflict with Firenze. Even after the capitulation of the Republic of Siena, the Costantis remained settled just out of Montalcino, where they had many acres of landholding. Thanks to their merits of war, the Costantis were honored with the title of counts at the beginning of the XVIII century; as you can see in the photograph below, their coat of arms is a prancing bull with a crown above.

The ancient wine cellars of Tuscany – Part I

If I say “Tuscany”, the first thing that comes to mind will be probably the image of a lonely covey of cypresses in a land of wavy hills, or the image of a farmhouse on a hilltop, in a bright and misty morning. Well, in this article (as in the next one) I’ll not show you the same old postcards of Tuscany, but I’m going to bring you inside the most “sacred” places of the millennial italian art of winemaking: the ancient wine cellars.

During my travel through the wonderful Tuscany, I’ve focused my attention (and my camera too) on the region of Val d’Orcia which, in my opinion, is far more amazing than the popular Chianti, both by the landscaping point of view and because it has some unique places that are particularly fascinating, by a winemaking standpoint. The entire area in the nearby of the ancient town of Montalcino is a concentrate of history and traditions. There I’ve found an example of a young winemaking company that have embraced the ancient tradition: Solaria farm.

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