Rome. My 26th visit to the Eternal city. Always at home chez my Italian brother Massimo. With my nephew Shahen Yashpal 😍Rome
Revisiting Florence ! Michaelangelo’s marvellous world famous statue of David. Unveiled September 1504 AD
In Florence free concerts in Piazzas for everyone. So very civilised! Love the vibe here. Tourism initiatives super efficient.
Of all the most ridiculous things I have done on my life this one ranks near the top 😎 Loved Pisa. Loved the Duomo. Incredible Italy. 32 years of love.
Nicolas Ceccarelli. And my favourite Italian wines. Nebbiolo grapes. Dinner in Europe's most luxurious hotel. Four Seasons Florence. Drop dead decadence.
Siena Tuscany! One more enchanting Italian city explored with nephew Shahen. The tall tower at Piazza Del Campo stood guard against invaders to protect the Duomo Cathedral situated behind (not featured in this post). Italy continues to pull at my heart strings after 25 visits here. Viva Italia
Rome. Today's lunch at home. 3 months air dried Bresaola with Rucola leaves. Zucchini flowers. 90 minutes slow cooked country tomatoes. Frascati white wine. Tx my brother Massimo Vanini for 37 years of love.
Venchi ! The finest gelato boutique in Rome. Artist prepares my pistachio and crema gustos with élan. Yummmm
Guess who came to dinner? Sagarika the chanteuse who now lives in Rome! Delighted to reconnect after ten years. At my favourite restaurant, the famous Piperno in Rome's Jewish district.
Thursday lunch. Rome. Chef Massimo shows Shahen how pasta is done in true Roman style. What a marvellous education of Parmegiano Reggiano and how al dente pasta should not stick together. Spaghetti al Pesto. Tuna fantasie salad. Vermentino white wine from Tuscany
Tomas Ferrari ! A truly sophisticated Ambassador of Argentina to Italy. Wonderful to see you happy and successful. Thank you for the intimate dinner tonight for my nephew and me. Lovely to catch up with Anh and your news. See you again. Hugs.
Rome. Friday 28th. Lunch at home. Shahen learns to make Sardines salad with parsley and garlic. Plus Spaghetti con cozze (clams). Oodles of pura virgini Olive oil made on private farms for Massimo. Vernaccia white wine is unique to San Gimigniano and also Sardignia. Saluti. From my most beloved city in the world.
Rome. Stunning view from the top of Monte Mario hilltop. And so my 26th visit to the eternal city enters into my bank of memories. Rome Tx dear brother Massimo and family
Artichokes. Salami. Sausages. All sourced from local farms located outside Rome.
Power of yoga. Rome. Daily outside Castel St Angelo. Amazing.