Category: La Bella Vita

Italians & the Sea

The Italians are no strangers to the sea, their love affair with sailing the Mediterranean and beyond goes back literally thousands of years! The ancient Romans were excellent craftsman and their ships were both revered and feared in all of the ancient world.   The Venetians continued the tradition with an amazing history that goes […]

Made in Italy — CARS!

  It would be impossible to talk about la bella vita without images of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Alfa-Romeos coming to mind! Italian cars have long been coveted by all men that likes cars — I think that would be all of us 😉   This page is obviously dedicated to Italian cars, it will include links […]

La Bella Fashion!

When someone thinks about living La Bella Vita they often start by, envisioning themselves racing a Maserati, or a Ducati to their super-yacht where they take in the aroma of fine Tuscan wine and then enjoy its’ harmony with the sumptuous, perfectly paired meal. The next logical step in this —all to common fantasy—  is to […]

Italian Towns Worth Taking a Picture of

There are few things as fascinating to me as the art of building. Nowadays it seems that most buildings are designed to be built as fast and cheap as possible with emphasis on practicability. However, there was a time in the past when buildings were works of art and construction workers were artists, artists that […]

Italian Beaches You Must See!

Italy’s beaches are one of its’ best kept secrets! Most plan their vacation around sightseeing, museums and of course food. This is good since such a trip will be unforgettable, however, I strongly feel that at least a day on the beach ‘to rest up’ should be programmed into your trip to Italy! After you […]

FIAT: THE FIRST ITALIAN CAR!

Most think immediately of Ferrari when they think of Italian cars —and rightfully so— Ferrari is considered the king of luxury sports cars. If you have ever driven one you understand why it deserved such a title! In my blog posts we will be examining extensively the history, present and future of Ferrari, however, it […]

Living La Bella Vita!

Welcome to my Blog: La Bella Vita! I would like to start by explaining who I am, why I chose to start this blog and what exactly “La Bella Vita” means to me… My name is Gian Riccardo DiCandia, I was born in the US, where my family emigrated from Apulia, a beautiful region in […]

La Bella Vita Is All Around Us!

Italian is a a beautiful language. The Italian phrase La Bella Vita translates to ‘life is beautiful’. Most people often associate Italy with vacations and lots of romance. Apart from that, it is famed for numerous cloth and perfume designers. The italian culture is pretty interesting. Most people believe in family and stay with relatives. […]

Big Names In Italian Music

Do you wish you listened to more Italian music? If you are interested in Italy’s music scene, you should take a closer look at some of the country’s biggest musical acts. Italy is full of talent, and Italian artists have produced music that could appeal to anyone’s taste. Here are a few music acts you’ll […]

The Best Italian Street Foods To Try

Arancini Rice Balls With Parmesan Closeup. Horizontal Top View

When it comes to food that can be bought from a street vendor, Italy is one of the countries that has nearly the entire world beat. Italy boasts some of the highest quality and variety of ingredients in the world, and Italian street food takes full advantage of this. While visiting Italy just for street […]