My stay in Rome. In need for some Italian Therapy!

Pantheon. Apartment for rent in Rome. Casa Cuore di Roma. Photo by Lisa van de Pol
Sometimes things cross your path you never expected and suddenly things seem to fall into place.  This happened to me in Rome, ...although I did not expected this to be with a broom in my hands  :-) In need of some Italian therapy In early September, I just wanted to go Italy, wanted a get away. Alone! I needed new ... Read More

Two days at Lago di Como

My favorite places on Lake Como. Cernobbio for genuine glamorous feel. Bellagio for its magnificent views from one of the most gorgeous terraces in perfect pink. Varenna because it's such a lovely authentic village.  Torno  since you can eat the best food from Lago di Como directly above the lake with stunning views of the other side of Lake Como. ... Read More

Hotel Girasole | Panarea Island, Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Panarea Island, blue shutters, photo by Lisa van de Pol
Somewhere discrete, in a narrow street between Panarea port and the fine sandy beach, Cala Zimmari, you'll find the small, colorful family hotel Girasole. The hotel, with whitewashed walls, blue shutters and blue stairs, is the perfect location if you want to stay near the beach, enjoy peaceful tranquility with views on the deep blue see but also want to ... Read More

Hotel Villa Antonio | Ischia Ponte, Ischia Island, Bay of Naples

When you walk along the narrow path that leads you to the Hotel Villa Antonio you pass by the landing stage of the little taxi boats and you meet old fishermen, sitting on wooden wobbley chairs, repairing their nets. This perfectly reflects the atmosphere of where you are located. Hotel Villa Antonio, fall asleep with the sound of the see ... Read More

Hotel Signum | Salina, Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Charismatic and relaxed Hotel Signum has stolen my heart with its beautiful location on landscaped terraces covered with scented gardens, Jasmine, honeysuckle and bougainvillea all over the place.  The atmospheric restaurant with excellent regional cuisine has views over Stromboli and Panarea. The infinity pool is around the corner of your room. Hidden paradise at the end of a norrow path ... Read More

Hotel Alfonso a Mare | Praiano, Amalfi Coast

From my room I walk slowly down the stairs and in a few minutes I sit down on one of the empty beach chairs and listen how the sea plays with the pebbles on the beach,...Marina di Praia, Hotel alfonso a Mare The small fishing village Marina di Praia In one of the most enchanting bays of the Amalfi Coast, between ... Read More