Often overlooked for the more ritzier areas of Taormina or Siracusa, The Val di Noto offers an authentic Sicilian experience and sits within arms-reach of the Baroque towns of Modica, Ragusa, Ispica, and Siracusa.
An ancient Roman theater, a rock legend and his piano. Last night, Elton John performed a historical concert inside the Roman amphitheater of Pompeii. Along with his band, the British superstar performed a 2 hour concert in front of sold out crowd.
In a long awaited return to the ancient city of Pompeii, David Gilmour will perform two shows this summer. The July performances will take place in the same amphitheater featured in Pink Floyd’s classic “Live at Pompeii” concert film. The site of the historic shows is in fact home to the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater, preserved by the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The ampitheater resided under ash for nearly 1,600 years following the eruption of Vesuvius.
We are pleased to announce that Travel + Leisure has selected Joyce Falcone the Italian Concierge to be included in their 2015 “A-List” of travel agents specializing in Italy. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors in the travel industry. This year's award marks the 7th consecutive year that Falcone has been named. Auguri!
In this month's newsletter, I recap the highlights of our time in Puglia with a slideshow, while also exploring the second part of the Via Appia - from Naples to Brindisi - which highlights the Pugilan coast.