The Bred Blog

Five Things We Love About the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a northern coastal region of Catalonia, stretching from the town of Blanes to the French border. Known for its stunning Mediterranean shoreline, rugged natural landscapes, and quaint towns with medieval roots, the Costa Brava has for decades inspired the imagination of artists like Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. Dalí, born in […]

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The Mythical Islands of Sicily

Abounding in beauty and natural mysteries, Sicily and its islands have through the ages been a center of ancient intrigue. Most famously mythologized by the ancient Greeks, the islands proved to be wellsprings of the unexplainable, a landscape comprised of curiosities too majestic and grand not to spark the imagination. In the Sicily of today […]

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Valentine Poems, Italian Style

You’ve bought the gift, made the reservations and unsuccessfully spent hours searching for the perfect Valentine’s sentiment via the drugstore greeting card aisle. But why not try something a smidge different this year?  When “roses are red, violets are blue” just won’t do, you need to look to the experts for something undeniably swoon worthy. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Italophile In Your Life

Once again the holiday season has crept unmercifully upon us. One minute it’s Thanksgiving and the next, hordes of bleary eyed shoppers can be spied muddling through a seemingly unending vortex of holiday marketing to a soundtrack of Elvis’s “Blue Christmas” heavily on loop. As if congested malls and window shopping becoming a contact sport […]

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