- Photo Essays
Watching an Italian drink a coffee is mystifying. Blink and you will miss it. The Italians have a lovely saying that embraces a philosophy close to my own heart: ‘Il dolce far niente’ – the sweetness of doing nothing. They are famous for the idea of slowing things down. This applies to all things except for drinking coffee.
…You walk past buildings like this before you’ve even had your first coffee for the day. I would almost sacrifice coffee to be able to walk past this every day. Almost…
Florence is easy to fall in love with. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, it oozes culture, art and architecture; the food and wine is to die for; and the city is small enough that you can walk everywhere meaning you can easily break off from the masses and discover the secret niches that make this place extraordinary.
The springtime blossoms are spiraling through the air like snow flurries and my hay fever is going crazy, but right now I couldn’t care less:
It’s just so easy to. This tiny region in central Italy is often overlooked but if anyone knows how to pack a whole lot of goodness into one small region, it’s the Umbrians. So much that it will leave you wanting more.