Gorgazzo ~ a hidden treasure

The springs of Gorgazzo are a site to behold.  They have been called, “delizia e tormento di moti pittori,” as they are both a delight and a torment to paint because of their ever-changing colors from the rays of the sun.

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California Dreamin’

What a busy couple of months I have had..Before, I left for my California adventure, Continue reading

Alla scoperta di Castlefranco Veneto: passeggiata nella nebbia

Discovering Castlefranco Veneto :

Castlefranco Veneto known to the locals as simply ‘Casteo’ in their local dialect is a quaint city surrounded by a medieval castle and walls that were built by the people of Treviso in 1211.

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Wild wild horses, we’ll ride them someday 

A week or so ago, I met with a good friend of mine for a coffee.. We often meet from time to time and I always enjoy our time together as he goes on so many interesting adventures.. Continue reading

Storia e Colori

Some of you may have heard about Molinetto della Croda a couple years ago when the big storm had hit that destroyed the land and killed many people. I believe thats when it became internationally known.

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Local Artisans that I adore ~ Donata Zan

Well, what a whirlwind this past month has been for me and my little family. We have been sick for the past month and finally I got answers to why my son is always so sick with the help of a private doctor, that being said, I wasn’t able to be online much as if any of you who have children know that when they are sick, you don’t have much free time and when they finally sleep,well you are pretty destroyed too. 

Anyhow, I did have a chance to have a tea break with the lovely Donata Zan, owner of Acqua di Vetro.
The lovely Donata Zan :) Captivating beauty!

The lovely Donata Zan 🙂 Captivating beauty!

She will be giving away 3 sets of her newest collection! So, that means three lucky readers will each get a set of handmade jewlwery from murano, Venice Italy. And the great thing is that she is willing to customize the order, if you will be one of the winners you can tell her what colors you like, size, ect..

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A chance to win jewelry from Murano 

I recently sat down with Donata Zan, designer and owner  of Acqua di Vetro.      

Donata and I met many months ago and instantly became friends. You know when you meet someone and you hit it off instantly, kinda like you’ve known them your whole life? Well, yes, that pretty much sums up our great friendship. 

Donata works in tourism by day and a jewelry designer by night. She recently showed me her new collection and I loved it! I told her we’ve got to do something. I want people to see what beautiful pieces she makes by hand, each piece is unique, no two are the same. What better way to introduce her new line then to have a contest. 

Being the sweetheart that she is, she decided to give away 3 sets of her newest collection to 3 lucky readers!! 

So, you guys are probably wondering what does she make? She creates necklaces, earrings, and rings made out of hand blown glass balls from Murano Italy and then she adds silk which she finds from the old vintage shops. 

There are 3 different sizes S,M,L. 

hand blown murano glass balls with delicatley placed silk..

There are only 3 steps to have a chance to win 1 of 3 sets. 

Like Acqua di Vetro on Facebook 

Like Inspired in Italy on Facebook 

Leave a comment on this post that you’ve entered and then in return I’ll give you a number. 

Please also leave me your email in the comment section. 

Donata will customize your set for you. 

So if you are one of the lucky winners you can let her know which colors you would like and she will make them according to your desire. 

The contest starts today April 11th 2015 and will end on May 11th 2015.  

  

 

colorful earrings perfect for Spring

  

romantic collection

  

Good luck everyone!!

 

Xoxo