Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Reblog)

Self-Portrait Italian painter, draftsman and printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo better known as Giambattista Tiepolo was born, March 5, 1696 in …

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~ (Reblog)

We slept in a bit and ate a breakfast, whipped up by Mike, of scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese, apricot juice, a sliced nectarine and espresso. Before leaving for San Gimignano, we walked around the ancient manor of Fulignano, in which our apartment was housed, leaving our Airbnb by 9:40. manor of Fulignano manor […]

san gimignano: a city of medieval skyscrapers — ~ wander.essence ~

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – SPRITZ: the most popular Italian cocktail — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

It has been a wonderful year of Italian cookery from Silvia Todesco with recipes for starters, main meals and desserts… to end the year, a little something to get you into the festive spirit. SPRITZ: the most popular Italian Cocktail I am very surprised I haven’t shared we you yet the recipe of this absolutely […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – SPRITZ: the most popular Italian cocktail — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Day 3. Livorno & Pisa — Love Travelling Blog (Reblog)

We were up bright and early and after enjoying our second socially distanced breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we were ready to go.  Our original plan for the day was to take the train to Lucca but on discovering that replacement buses were operating on the route with a reduced timetable, we decided to change […]

Day 3. Livorno & Pisa — Love Travelling Blog

*Leaning tower of Pisa 3D model…

15 Essential things to know before visiting Venice — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Venice in Italy is almost something similar to Paris, the capital of France. Even though these two cities don’t really have a lot more to offer than other cities in Italy and France, people generally tend to like them more! (Blaming you darn Hollywood!!) But let’s be a little professional, Venice is extremely beautiful and […]

15 Essential things to know before visiting Venice — Delusional Bubble

*Essential travel guide to Venice.

Albrecht Dürer — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

German painter, draftsman, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer was born, May 21, 1471, in the Franconian city of Nuremberg. ❦ Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major Italian artists of his […]

Albrecht Dürer — Marina Kanavaki

*This man was extraordinary: here‘s an interesting book.

*And my short take on him from an astrological perspective.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [1571-1610] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio* was born, September 29, 1571 in Milan, Italy. ✻ Caravaggio is actually the name of his home town in Lombardy in northern Italy ❦ An artist who lived a short and tempestuous life matching the drama of his works. He is considered the first great representative of the Baroque […]

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [1571-1610] — Marina Kanavaki

*Caravaggio was clearly a genius.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

Welcome to the Italian Cookery column with Silvia Todesco, and this month another Italian classic dish that all the family will love Butternut Squash and Porcini Risotto In the eight years I’ve lived in eastern Iowa, I’ve never found dried porcini mushrooms anywhere. So, I hesitated to post this recipe, since it felt wrong to […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

*Italian cookery is probably my favourite

‘The Unseen Sky’ by Milly Reynolds

When North Norfolk artist Eddie Fowler accepts an invitation from his business partner, Martin Hogg, to visit Venice, he finds that this beautiful, intimate city reawakens long-hidden memories.

He is reminded once again of Martin’s wife, Theresa, a fragile and intuitive artist, who mysteriously disappeared nearly twenty years before.

As he searches for answers to this mystery among the vast landscapes of the North Norfolk coasts and the narrow streets and canal-side cafes of Venice, Theresa’s daughter, Maria, asks him to help her with her own search to discover the secrets of her family’s history; a search that leads to discoveries neither of them expected.

A story about love and sacrifice, about secrets destined to remain hidden.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

*Venice is such a sublime city, wouldn’t it be nice to travel in style…?