• #ItalianFWT,  Lombardy,  Veneto

    Lake Garda, Lugana and Lagostini…

    Lugana Loves Lake Garda From Chiaretto and Amarone to Soave and Custoza, Lake Garda does not fall short in the area of winsome wine production. South of Lake Garda, in between the provinces of Brecia and Verona, and stretching out over both Lombardia and Venezia lies the inter-regional appellation known as Lugana. Lugana is a northern white wine that has been around for years, although it may have been under the radar of many.  However, more and more wine-lovers all over the world are taking notice. Lake Garda Map of Lugana Photo Credit: Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC Wines of Lugana  The wines of the Lugana DOC were recognized back in…

  • food and wine,  Lombardy,  travel

    A Taste of Valtellina with Nino Negri and Carpaccio #Vino #Travel #Italy

    High Altitude Wines of Distinction Valtellina Valley, Italy Photo Credit: Babbonyc.com Valtellina may be one of Italy’s lesser known regions, but it is truly a hidden gem.  I was able to spend some time in Tirano, one of Valtellina’s main towns, on my way to the Swiss Alps.  Located in the northernmost part of Lombardy, it borders Switzerland in the North and also shares borders with Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia Romagna.  This places Valtellina in a strategic position as it is a crossroads for trade, travel and optimal cultural diversity.  From breathtaking landscapes consisting of lakes, mountains, hills, waterfalls, valleys and vineyards to parks, nature preserves, thermal spas and skiing…

  • Lombardy,  travel

    Lombardy: Vines and Views of Valtellina Valley

    Looking at Lombardy Milan, Italy (Lombardy) Lombardy is a large region in the north of Italy that borders Switzerland.  The region is comprised of the Bergamo, Brecia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantua, Milan, Monza, Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio and Varese provinces.  Milan is not only the capital city of Lombardia, but it is also the industrial, commercial, financial, and according to most, the fashion capital of Italy. Milan is also where you’ll find the duomo, Santa Maria della Grazia.  Lombardy’s port is Darsena.  Several UNESCO World Heritage sites are in Matua and Sabbioneta is considered the Renaissance city in Lombardy.   Lombardy is also the home of beautiful Lake Como, Lake…

  • Lombardy,  travel

    Reflecting on Milan Expo 2015 #Travel

    7 Memorable Pavilions from the World Expo in #Milan, Italy  Milan, Italy was home of The World Exposition from May 1-October 31, 2015. The expo theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” All members of the United Nations were invited to participate, as well as other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and companies with a stake in the global conversations on food and agriculture.  There were over 145 countries that were at the forefront to demonstrate how their nation is responding to agriculture, biodiversity and technology in regards to food production and sustainability. As Milan Expo 2015 draws to a close, I thought it would be fitting to reflect and recap some…

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