BENVENUTI! Welcome to the blogging lair of Tom Weber, aka The Palladian Traveler.
This is an eclectic site devoted to the pursuit of happiness — actually la dolce vita (the sweet life) — from within the borders of Italy and, occasionally, beyond.
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, where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas embrace, centuries-old olive trees thrive and the quintessential Mediterranean diet contents.
A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have taken him to 49 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 and travertine streets that were laid down ages 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 dispatches flowing from his creative hideaway up in the hills just outside Ostuni — la Città Bianca (the White City).
Now that you know who he is and why he’s here in the blogosphere, perhaps you’ll accept his open invitation to join him as he meanders along the cobblestone and travertine to somewhere.
Ciao for now.
©The Palladian Traveler