Primavera Italiana – Springtime in Italy

Primavera Italiana Springtime in Italy by Italian Summers

As winter finally sputters out, Italy starts warming with softer mediterranean breezes as a thousand varieties of flowers peep out of the luscious grass of its hills and fields. Everywhere in the little country villages and seaside towns wooden green shutters are opened and fresh laundry blooms colorful against the terra-cotta colored buildings. The smell of orange blossoms wafts softly, … Read More

Walking Rome with Claudio Assandri, Piazza Navona from another angle

Walking Rome with Claudio Assandri, Piazza Navona, Rome by Claudio Assandri at Italian Summers
Walking Rome with Claudio Assandri, our Artist who creates our shirt/bag designs, and does some serious sculpting and painting too. He knows Rome as  few do. Very few, you have no idea! So, if one goes for walks, the best way to see Rome is by foot in the company of the son of a famous Archaeologist and a great ... Read More

I just need to go to Italy! The peperoncino bag!

I DON'T NEED THERAPY, I JUST NEED TO GO TO ITALY shopper/beach bag by Italian Summers
I just need to go to Italy!  Peperoncino therapy.. Exactly,  I just need to go to Italy, but let's start with the bag.  This version of our I don't need therapy bag features happy Peperoncinos,  hot Italian chili peppers. The sunny lemons that decorated our other version  have turned into a spicy staple of Italian cooking: peperoncini have always symbolized good flavour, good health and ... Read More

I DON’T NEED THERAPY, I JUST NEED TO GO TO ITALY!

I DON'T NEED THERAPY, I JUST NEED TO GO TO ITALY Shopper tote bag by Italian Summers
Behind every catchy phrase acute enough to be remembered, funny enough to cause good humor and witty enough to decorate our garments and accessories, hides a great truth! Case in point is the famous: “I DON’T NEED THERAPY, I JUST NEED TO GO TO ITALY”. Dr. Mediterranean The disarming reality is that many of us, sometimes, feel we really need ... Read More

Caprese Salad with capers from the Colosseum plus recipe

Capers from the Colosseum with recipe by Italian Summers
CAPRESE SALAD: The Easypeasy Recipe! By Claudio Assandri Ingredients: One fresh juicy Mozzarella. (Cow's milk or, even better, 'Bufala') One or two large, tasty Tomatoes. Fresh and savory Basil leaves. Good salted Capers from Italy. Extra-virgin Olive Oil. Oregano, if possible from Calabria. A pinch of salt Amore... (and, Dean Martin's Italian song compilation as background music) Get a nice ... Read More

Italian Summers plate, Pool with a view , the making of

Italian Summers plate, Pool with a View Tuscany, unique ceramic artwork, the making of Italian Summers loves the rolling hills of Tuscany, with a view from a pool if possible. Here you  see photo’s of the making of the plate 'Pool with a View’ an exclusive ceramic plate. Decorated by Artist Claudio Assandri, design by Lisa van de Pol. Italian Summers, ... Read More

Italian Summers plate, Red Cinquecento with bella donna, the making of

Italian Summers Red Cinquecento plate. Unique ceramic artwork plates. the maing of
Italian Summers plate, Red Cinquecento with Bella Donna. Original ceramic artwork, the making of Italian Summers loves Cinquecento's! Here you  see photo’s of the making of the plate 'Red Cinquecento with bella donna’ an exclusive ceramic plate. Handpainted by Artist Claudio Assandri, design by Lisa van de Pol. Italian Summers, unique original artwork, made with a smile! There is only ... Read More

Italian Summers plate, Donna in Nero, the making of

The making of the Italian Summers plate Donna in nero. Exclusive ceramic plates by Italian Summers
Italian Summers plate, Donna in Nero, exclusive ceramic artwork,  the making of Italian Summers loves Donne in Italian style. Here you see photo’s of the making of the plate “Donna in Nero’ an exclusive ceramic plate. Decorated by Artist Claudio Assandri, design by Lisa van de Pol. Italian Summers, unique original artwork, made with a smile! The Italian Summers collection, like ... Read More

Italian Summers plate, Cinquecento with Italian Flag, the making of

The making of Italian Summers plate Cinquecento with Italian flag. Exclusive ceramic plate by Italian Summers
Italian Summers plate, Yellow Cinquecento wit Italian flag, ceramic, the making of Italian Summers loves Cinquecento's. Here you will see photo’s of the making of the plate “Yellow Cinquecento with Italian Flag’ an exclusive, unique ceramic plate. Decorated by Artist Claudio Assandri, design by Lisa van de Pol. Unique original artwork, made with a smile! Have a look how we make ... 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