victoria de maio

La dolce vita for me sums up Victoria’s passion and love for all things Italian. An American (with deep Italian roots) living in California, her heart is always in Italy.
As a travel consultant, blogger, writer, and published author, Victoria loves sharing practical no-nonsense travel tips and insights as well as her own experiences from a personal and light-hearted point-of-view. Victoria loves writing on her travel blog, PostcardZfromVictoria.com and invites you to join her there as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Italian Talks,  Italian Notebook, L’Italo-Americano, Instagram and Pinterest.  Victoria offers boutique tours to Italy and has just published her first book (about Italy, of course!). Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style is now available on Amazon.

The Charioteer of Mozia: meeting the Greek Youth in Siciliy

There are many Greek treasures in Sicily and one of these is on a little island off the coast of Marsala, Mozia. Here, in a small museum that you...
Selinunte

Selinunte: The Glory that was Greece…in Sicily

Selinunte is located in southwestern Sicily, in the province of Trapani. Once one of Greece’s most important colonies, as it has for centuries,...
A Stroll Through Orvieto, the “City in the Sky”

A Stroll Through Orvieto, the “City in the Sky”

Victoria tours the Etruscan and medieval town in Umbria . Orvieto sits on an impressive outcropping of volcanic tufa stone. Settled by the Etruscans...
Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

It was poet Giosuè Carducci who gave Umbria the title, “green heart of Italy”. And for good reason… Umbria truly is a lush, verdant region literally...
Made in Umbria: “Fired Up” in Deruta!

Made in Umbria: “Fired Up” in Deruta!

I have always loved ceramic ware. I grew up with the vibrant colors and hand painted decorative designs around me and my attraction to and weakness...
Welcome to Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy!

Welcome to Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy!

Umbria is described as being located in the heart of Italy and with neither a coastline or a border with a foreign country, it is also the only...
Il Complesso di San Lorenzo

Il Complesso di San Lorenzo

That the Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers and influenced the legacy of Florence and Tuscany is undeniable…...

Travelling to Italy with Victoria: Florence

Victoria's trip in Italy has officially started. Her return to Italia began in the “cradle of the Renaissance”, Florence! My Day on the “Other Side”…...
Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Victoria takes us to Lecce, a town in Puglia which has been called the "Florence of the South". Like so many Italian cities, Lecce has a fascination...
Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii  (Part 2)

Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii (Part 2)

Here the second part of Victoria's visit at Mastrobernardino Wine. Mastroberardino is the only winery that has been planting experimental vineyards...

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