Coronavirus calls us to honor our elders. Last week, I wrote about the cultural consequence of losing so many elders who carry the stories and traditions that make Italy so special. Just a week later, we're facing the same fate here in the US.
As the founder of Creative Edge Travel, I want to take a moment to mourn those who we’ve lost to the virus in Italy, and those throughout the world. Along with these grandfathers and grandmothers (mostly), we've also lost ages of culture, tradition, and history. Our elders throughout the world are key to our diverse cultures and maintaining their strength and wisdom, and so this comes as a great cultural consequence.
This hidden place is only about an hour's drive from Florence, and the crowd is about 90% local Italians, so you can avoid mass tourism and truly feel the genuine culture. Welcome to the Middle Ages!
New year and new beginnings are great. Rather than rush towards next year with the same set of resolutions, take a moment to celebrate your transformations, big and small. Intentionally start this decade with purpose.
You, my friend, need an authentic, off-the-beaten-path encounter encounter with Italy. Here are 8 reasons to skip Tuscany and head to charming Puglia in southern Italy.
One of the many things I love about Oltrarno is that it is still full of hidden artisan studios where, with the right insider know-how, you can discover ancient techniques still in use today to create timeless masterpieces.
Gelato that makes me lust for another scoop before I’ve finished the first- that’s basically what I’m searching for at all times when in Italy. So when I met my new friend Antonella, a local in a seaside village called Peschici in the “spur” of Italy’s boot, I asked her where I could find the best gelateria...