The Palladian Traveler - reflection logoThanks to the collective efforts of all of the followers, blogging cohorts and email subscribers, The Palladian Traveler has just reached 30,000 views.


It’s certainly been a blast throwing lots of clutter out there in the blogosphere — travel notes and tips, photos, videos, Lazy Person homemade recipes, bottles of wine, Borsalino hats, etc. — and getting feedback from the same.

Going forward, what would you like to see on the TPT site?

More of what I’m burning in the kitchen? More wine recommendations? More hidden nuggets between the cobble as I continue my pursuit of la dolce vita? More photos? More videos? What am I missing?

The Palladian Traveler graphic | ©Tom Palladio ImagesWhat would you like to read, see or virtually smell and taste?

Let me know so that I’m not flying blind and accidentally bump into you. Scusami!

Thanks for joining me as I meander along the cobblestone to somewhere.

If I were the skipper at the controls in the cockpit of a triple-7 jetliner I’d happily announce: “This is your captain speaking. We’ve just reached our cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. You’re now free to fire up your laptops and logon to The Palladian Traveler blog site.”

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The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images



Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along cobblestone streets that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches along the cobblestone via


      1. Ah – that’s terrific! I’m really enjoying your quick and easy Italian/South Cal recipes for two – after all these years of having someone to cook for me, I’m finding it very ‘interesting’ making up meals for myself every day – and especially cooking for one – even after a month I’m still getting quantities and ratios mixed up 🙂


  1. Follow your own excitement, Tom, and we will come along. If you feel passion about what you are photographing and writing about, we will enjoy it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!


  2. Since four of us will be meandering in Venice for two days un September, I’m wondering if restaurant faire will hold a candle to your great food pics. You have a great blog and it’s fun checking in. Thanks. kaj

    Sent from my iPad


    1. One restaurant tip for you while you’re in Venice: Ristorante Ai Cacciatori along the promenade on/in the Giudecca section. From the restaurant, eating outside, you’ll be looking across the water at St. Mark’s Square. Buon viaggio!


  3. Non cambiare niente ! Le tue scelte sono ottime. Ogni tanto io ci inserirei un po’ di storia ed un po’ di lingua italiana. Grazie


  4. Hmm, well I am not surprised. You offer a great variety of posts which deliver a little something for everyone. Your talents are clearly obvious and it is always a joy to read your blog posts. I even attempted one of your recipes recently and I am not ashamed to say that I am no cook. Just do what you love, the love will follow you.


  5. spaghetti – 26 maggio
    Not as good as your photos – but I ate it 😉
    (the extra glasses of vino helped)
    One of these days I’ll send you my white chicken chili recipe. Do you have Blue Corn chips there? A must with it, if not I’ll send you some. Have packages going to Melfi anyway.


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