Santino Caffè

While a sunset for which the best adjective, in my opinion, seems to be “creamy” falls on the Adriatic coast of Salento, slipping too slowly to my left, I feel like dedicating a thought to a great friend of mine.

Santino is a guy from Veglie, a small town in the Salento area. Like me, he has the bad habit of wanting to fulfill his dreams. And so, a few years ago, he became passionate about the world of coffee. He studied, traveled, struggled. Then came the first national prizes, the first consultancies given to bars wishing to make a leap in quality, and since one year the dream has finally come true: his own coffee bar. A place where not a single square centimeter is left to chance and where quality, be it coffees, artistic cappuccinos, or pastries, is tremendously high. Too much, perhaps, for a place like Veglie, with all due respect!, so much that it would deserve a bigger stage …

Gentlemen, Santino Caffè! Where, even if a little out of the way, I made a stop in the Salento stage of this trip. Because friends are important …


Posted on: 7.Aug.2018   Leave a comment

#7 Panarea – Departure

This time again, I leave behind in Panarea strong emotions, thoughts that will bloom with time. And friends I hope I’ll meet again soon.
Apart from that, no winds at all and warm summer weather!



Posted on: 6.May.2018   Leave a comment

Last moments before departure

A few hours and I’ll leave, at least if the weather allows me to do it.
But before, I want to thank everyone who has helped me so far, and who has believed in this strange idea of mine.

And in particular a great thanks to Sikulo Bistrot Gastronomico who opened its SikuloOnBoat season with 33 Isole: we had a wonderful evening, really. Your hearts are big and your professionalism impressive. And to Pierpaolo E Beatriz (aka Badalucco – De la Iglesia García) for their delicious natural wine). Thank you..

Behind each of these names there is a story, which I will not forget: Marcello Raspante antichita’Desadorna Di Alessia BrunoAeolian Islands Preservation FundSailing italia servicesLa Rotta dei Fenici – Itinerario Culturale del Consiglio d’EuropaRED Digital CinemaLaCieBonnemaison Inc.ED Media, Yam, RopeyeRoyal 3D, Lega Navale Italiana – sez. Palermo Centro, and Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria.

Posted on: 15.Apr.2018   Leave a comment