Following Leonardo

2019 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and there are many special exhibitions featuring this work. Ever since studying him in school and later at university, I have been fascinated by his work. Being interested not only in painting, but also in invention, drawing, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, […]

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Often times it’s the unexpected things which turn out to be the hidden gems. On a recent trip to Milan with a dear friend, we happened upon the Villa Necchi Campilio, a lovely surprise. Our feet were weary and we were looking forward to sitting in a quiet garden for a while when we found […]

A Taste of Bologna

As faithful readers know, Alex and I go on annual foodie-weekends. Due to the facts that both of us had been on extended travels this year and general things happening in life, we had more of less decided to skip this year. But then I told her a friend of mine had waxed poetic about […]