Discover dazzling Italian Design. Style. Decor. Food.Travel.

Our Mission

We reveal Italian Design, Style, Décor and Cuisine, as well as share the unique atmosphere and experience from our Italian travels. We highlight Made in Italy brands and businesses. We hope to inspire you to visit Italy and experience its glorious culture and style. So take a look around, we know you’ll love what you see.

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.”- Anna Akhmatova

Choose from various topics, whether design, style, travel or food - multiple new posts every week!

Valentino's Blouse designs are always stunning; this collection item the Mermaid Silk print blouse in a deep burgundy red. Whether Prada or Miu Miu - all leading Italian shoe brands have opted for this season for the burgundy colour.

Italian Design

This quarter we chose Burgundy as the Theme Colour for our Cover; the trend colour at the Milan Fashion Show - whether at Gucci or Salvatore Ferragamo. Highlighting Made in Italy Design, whether Gucci or Salvatore Ferragamo or Marni.  We suggest Resort Design looks from distinguished Italian brands for your next holiday. Fabulous jewellery design from  Bulgari, Pomellato and more.

Italian Style

Italian Style - burgunday popular colour for the IT bags and shoes at Fendi and Aquazzura  and Gucci - elegant but low key.  Burgundy as a colour already popular in the 60's with Sophia Loren in a stunning evening dress. 

La Perla perfumes were started by La Perla in 1986, with the launch of the 'La Perla Parfum'. It's latest Perfume "Let the Dance begin" has an exotic and dreamy, spicy cardamom and black pepper as opening notes of this enticing tune. They give way to a beating heart of tuberose, which meets with a crush of ylang-ylang and patchouli. Giorgio Armani Prive Rouge Malachite EDP has the tuberose, a delicate flower dressed with Russion temper, and embodies contract, incredible energy and sophistication. Sweet and heady; radiant and dark. 

Italian Decor

Italian Design and Decor is world famous. We share decor ideas from the different regions of Italy, for you to bring that special Italia flair into your home. Whether the interior ideas from the new ETRO Casa collection with the burgundy touch or the Gucci Ancora Casa furniture items shown at the Salone del Mobile Show in Milan this month.

Italian Cuisine

Who does not adore the Italian cuisine? We feature different regions, and cooking styles, either nonna-influenced or recipes from famous Italian chefs. Some famous recipes such as the elegant Risotto al Barolo - the famous DOCG wine from Northern region of Piedmont. Or a fabulous dessert such as the Torta Bianca di Ciliegie - Tart with Cherries.

Travel to Italy

Hotel Barolo

The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business.

Hotel Barolo offers rooms, surrounded by vineyards, both at the Hotel Classico and Nuova Ala near the outdoor pool. Decorated in nineteenth century Piedmontese furniture, you can admire the Castle of Barolo, where Barolo wine first originated. At their Restaurant Brezza, traditional Piedmontese dishes are served in a  highly-refined room, or on sunny days on the balcony.  Courses inlcude the most delicious home-made pasta, “tajarin” and “agnolotti del plin” pasta, to which, during the autumn, the king of the Langhe area, the truffle, is added. The Barolo wine is one of the main protagonists of the lunch. A wide selection of Barolo wine is at the disposal of the clients, offering them around 70 different bottle labels, among which the “Brezza bottle label”.

Mountain Resort Vigilius - Mount Vigiljoch - South Tyrol

The Mountain Resort Vigilius is perched atop Mount Vigiljoch, located in South Tyrol, the jewel of the Italian Alps. This mountain hotel is governed by a simple principle that determines its direction and all decision making – “Eco, not ego”. On this foundation of gentleness and respect, Ulrich Ladurner and the architect Matteo Thun conceived and created the vigilius mountain resort. Their rooms are oriented towards the morning or evening sun, depending on your preference. In the Aquiléia Spa of the Mountain Resort, water is the source of deep relaxation. A 1200 m2 spa landscape invites guests to soak in the pool, hot tub, sauna, steam bath or stay in the meditation room. Guests can also enjoy sports activities or indulge in massages and nurturing treatments for the body and face.

The culinary options at the Mountain Resort are fabulous. Refined dining in their Restaurant 1500, with a decor of clean lines and natural materials combined with an impressive panoramic view of Lana, in the heart of the Mediterranean-alpine Merano region.  Then a more "gemuetlich" Approach with "The Stube Ida" which celebrates the culinary traditions of South Tyrol in a warm, cozy atmosphere that has been appreciated for generations; the 100-year-old tiled stove warmed the old mountain hotel long before the vigilius mountain resort was born. The seasonal delicacies taste even better on the sun terrace. Sample your favorite dishes in the fresh mountain air. 

About us -

About us

We are a team of Italy lovers and regular travelers to the various regions of Italy for over 20 years. We speak Italian, cook Italian and are huge fans and conoscitore of Italian Design – Furniture, Kitchens, Cars, Fashion, Leather, Jewelry, as for their Culture, Music,  Literature and Films.

In this blog, we do not want to lecture on Italian history or politics but try to share experiences and the gioia di vivere, we always experience when travelling in Italy.

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