Category: La Bella Vita

How to Create a Personal Wine Cellar

In Italy wine cellars are everywhere, some are simple others are elaborate, some date back centuries others are modern and full of technology.  In America the idea of a wine cellar seems somewhat distant, reminiscent of the old world. Most wine enthusiasts would never consider an actual wine cellar as even being a possibility, settling […]

Is a Wine Rack or Wine Cooler Best?

Wine racks are a great and beautiful way to store your wine. When a wine rack is installed properly in the right environment it can help to conserve your wine and age it properly.  Wine racks are also a great way to showcase your wine and add a nice decoration to any room. If you […]

Reasons to Buy a Wine Cooler

Wine has been around and enjoyed for thousands of years, in contrast wine cooler refrigerators are a recent invention. Many think of wine coolers as optional or non necessary items, others swear by them and think everyone should have a wine cooler in their home. This article will explain in a neutral way why wine […]

5 Italian Designers of Bridal Shoes that You Should Consider!

Any shoe enthusiast knows that Italian shoes are among the best in the world. The quality materials combined with centuries of expertise and passion for the perfect product has lead to an intimate industry of quality and artistic demonstrations. Italy rightfully has the reputation of being a top shoe producer. A bride’s wedding day is […]

Understanding Italian Wedding Dinners

Italian wedding feasts have a sort of mythical reputation around the world. If you have ever attended one you know why! Attending an authentic Italian dinner can be an amazing and unforgettable experience. Planning an Italian wedding dinner can also be a great way to make your special day even more unforgettable. Both can, however, […]

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 […]

Luxury Sports Cars – Made in Italy

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 to my […]

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 […]