cropped piazza navona 4 day rome itinerary - Travel Images

Latest Posts


  • Rent a Car in Sardinia – How to Do It And Why You Should

    Rent a Car in Sardinia – How to Do It And Why You Should

    For as beautiful Sardinia is, as pristine its beaches are and crystal clear its waters look, when it comes to public transport, the best definition for the island is wild. And unorganized. This is why we recommend renting a car in Sardinia to better enjoy your holiday on the Italian island. Read on to find …

    Read more


  • Jericoacoara, white dunes and sandy beaches in northeastern Brazil

    Jericoacoara, white dunes and sandy beaches in northeastern Brazil

    In Brazil, natural wonders are literally around every corner. While visiting the northern state of Ceara, I enjoyed a tour around the coastline of its capital, Fortaleza. Few words can describe the awe you feel when staring at the views of Jericoacoara, a hippie-like resort at about 300 km from the city. Wherever I watched, be it a …

    Read more


  • Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant and colorful Sunday market

    Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant and colorful Sunday market

    When I booked my ticket to Rio de Janeiro, I had only one thing in mind (well, apart from the handsome surfers hanging around the beach): Ipanema’s Feira Hippie, the artisan market that every Sunday sets its stalls in Praça General Osorio, in the exclusive Ipanema district. I’m a big fan of open markets, and …

    Read more


  • The Beauty of Nossa Senhora de Prainha Church, Fortaleza

    The Beauty of Nossa Senhora de Prainha Church, Fortaleza

    Wandering about beautiful Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, I stumbled on this church that captured my attention for its elegant simplicity. Its bright white and light blue tones, inevitably reminding Portuguese Catholic style, are a clean, pleasant sight to be enjoyed against the azure sea on the horizon. This is Igreja …

    Read more


  • In Parco della Giara, where horses forgot to keep up with the evolution

    In Parco della Giara, where horses forgot to keep up with the evolution

    After what you study in school, you would think the world has caught up with the evolution. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is not always true. Seriously, after reading about bleeding stones, unexplained facts, globalization-challenging villages, wild horse races and the Atlantis connection, where do you think the place I’m going to …

    Read more


  • Resilient to globalization? Visit Sedilo, Sardinia

    Resilient to globalization? Visit Sedilo, Sardinia

    I can’t remember how many times I’ve been to Sedilo, one of Sardinia’s prettiest villages. Impossible to count them, really. It’s the village where my mom was born, where my grandparents grew up, met, got married, and lived until their sixth child when they migrated to France. After more than twenty years of living beyond …

    Read more


  • Photo essay: Lebanon’s ancient ruins, evoking memories from past lives

    Photo essay: Lebanon’s ancient ruins, evoking memories from past lives

    There are places that make you feel tiny and huge at the same time. Lebanon is one of those. Walking around, driving up and down the country, from Sur (Tyre) up to Baalbek, comfortably perched on a hill in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, tourists will never cease to be in awe gazing at …

    Read more


  • The Legend of wolf that made Rome possible

    The Legend of wolf that made Rome possible

    Many people gape at Rome’s monuments, their authenticity makes it incredibly easy to picture toga-clad muscular men busy organizing naval battles at the Colosseum, but how many have wondered how all this started? To make sure Rome’s foundation sounded as grand as its present and future, historians, writers, and poets back in the BCs produced …

    Read more


  • Follow The Sardinian Wine Trail and Discover Unparalleled Beauty

    Follow The Sardinian Wine Trail and Discover Unparalleled Beauty

    There are two ways to get under the skin of a place: interact with its natives and unearth its traditions. How to achieve both is pretty straightforward: by trying the local food. And wine, that is. Thankfully, sampling Sardinian wine is quite a pleasant way to do that. Traveling the world made me somehow discover …

    Read more


  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria’s Festival in Sardinia  (Bulls, Horses, and Roses)

    Saint Catherine of Alexandria’s Festival in Sardinia (Bulls, Horses, and Roses)

    The smartest thing the Catholic religion could possibly think of has been to incorporate pagan rituals into its own ceremonies. Banning ancestral cults altogether might have provoked too many protests and caused general unrest, so why not take the lead? This is how many ancient festivals in Sardinia, especially the ones locals have always organized …

    Read more


  • Exploring the scents and sounds of Sidon, Lebanon

    Exploring the scents and sounds of Sidon, Lebanon

    It’s easy to be seduced by the Middle East. A cluster of cultures and civilizations that followed one another, this region of the world never fails to evoke ancestral traditions, romantic tales and out-of-reach places. Overloaded with its cargo of historical and biblical reminiscences, the legendary city of Sidon today is the largest city of …

    Read more


  • Secret Sardinia, Shelter of the Knights Templar

    Secret Sardinia, Shelter of the Knights Templar

    It’s easy to be seduced by Sardinia’s irregular beauty. The island’s rugged mountains framed by sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make for a pristine landscape one can hardly forget. Most villages proudly boast a great resilience against the waves of globalization, and although some traditions do struggle to survive, locals are very jealous of …

    Read more


  • The silk weavers of Orgosolo: a tradition at risk of disappearing

    The silk weavers of Orgosolo: a tradition at risk of disappearing

    I have already written about Orgosolo stunning street art and about its antimilitarist spirit. Orgosolo, however, is not only politics. This obstreperous town of inland Sardinia’s region known as Barbagia is home to an exclusive form of ancient silk art. Different from how they make silk in China, this is another way of producing and …

    Read more


  • Emirates Palace: A 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi

    Emirates Palace: A 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi

    As soon as you land at Abu Dhabi airport, you will be surrounded by luxury. Immediately showing love for tall buildings, shiny decorations, and luxurious shopping malls and hotels, Abu Dhabi knows how to treat its tourists. I have visited the Emirates Palace Hotel twice and it’s always an adventure. Government-owned Emirates Palace Hotel in …

    Read more


  • Dubai’s Top 7 Sightseeing Spots: The Old and The New

    Dubai’s Top 7 Sightseeing Spots: The Old and The New

    The first time I went to Dubai, two years ago, I wasn’t impressed. To the extent that when my parents and I booked our trip to Abu Dhabi last December, I wasn’t particularly excited to go back. Now, I’m glad I did go again to experience some sightseeing in Dubai. Unlike the first time, when …

    Read more


  • My visit to the former US embassy in Tehran

    My visit to the former US embassy in Tehran

    It’s recent news the diplomatic crisis between Iran and the UK, and when I visited the former US embassy in Tehran there was no sign it was going to happen. Following the protests of Iranian students in Tehran who claimed to have “occupied” the British embassy, the obvious consequence have been sending back to the …

    Read more


  • Visiting the Museum of the Inquisition in Cordoba

    Visiting the Museum of the Inquisition in Cordoba

    When I made the unfortunate suggestion to visit the Museum of the Inquisition in Cordoba on the last morning of our stay, just before catching the bus to the beautiful Granada, my cousin didn’t show much enthusiasm. “Are you sure?” she told me in an evident effort to talk me out of it. But since …

    Read more


  • Pratobello, a ghost town, or breeding ground for revolution?

    Pratobello, a ghost town, or breeding ground for revolution?

    “Does anybody live here in Pratobello?” Smirk. “Who would want to live here?!” A shepherd from Orgosolo was guarding his sheep grazing early morning and didn’t seem to appreciate our question, and due to Orgosolo’s reputation, we opted not to insist. At first sight, from the road, that small cluster of wrecked buildings gives for …

    Read more