Although I understand there is an Art behind graphic design, I believe it should be limited to minimal adjustments when photos are concerned. From my point of view, an excessive digital manipulation of a picture turn a place or a landscape into a destination which does not exist and makes our expectations grow beyond reality.
I choose to overnight in Taormina as I had planned an excursion to the summit crater of the Etna Volcano the next morning. Taormina is a perfect gate to the Etna, although you may also start from Aci Reale or Catania as distance is pretty much the same.
On my way to Sicily I planned just one stop in the city of Caserta. You might have never heard of it because the city is so close to Naples (just 30 km) that its fame is engulfed by that: the city of the Vesuvius is so attractive for many, that several do not turn their back to the mainland to vist one of the most imposing building in the world: the Reggia di Caserta.
I took another day off and went back to the Lake District of Northern Piedmont. But this time I went to Lake Maggiore. If Lake Orta is the most romantic lake, the word I can use to better describe Lake Maggiore is: beautiful.
The Italian Architect Renzo Piano disseminated the world with his creative buildings, thought out and designed with his own style and with his own touch, which is what makes them unmistakable even if you are not familiar with his work
Have you ever felt your heart skipping a beat before a spectacle of nature? That is what happened to me when I first saw the Monument Valley, at the borders between Arizona and Utah.
Are you souvenir persons? I am not. I don’t dislike them but I live in a very small house and I don’t have much room to allocate to souvenirs from the 132 countries I’ve travelled to so far. During my trips I do usually buy items that I can actually use once back at my home or I can see every day to spare a thought for an old travel rather than objects that I have to place in a hidden corner of my house to let cover in dust and forget about.