A Photograph Encapsulating the Essence of Italy in 2013

Spring Blossoms in Milan Italy

After an unstable start to Italy’s summer weather-wise, the summer has well and truly appeared. In Italy’s north in 2013, it is hot, but not as overbearingly so as in past years. 2013 is a great year to visit beautiful Bergamo too! All the spring rain has had an unexpected benefit too – it’s left […]

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

That the Roman Catholic Church paid a fundamental role in the evolution of Italy can be seen from the often opulent decoration of the churches which litter this country.

Bergamo – a great place for a weekend break

When I first came here I spent a few weeks living in Bergamo, while working in Milan. I was lucky enough to live in the old part of the town, which sits rather majestically on a hill and overlooks the huge plain on which Milan is situated. Old Bergamo is a beautiful and atmospheric place. […]