Dec 26, 2015


Not that we ever stopped.. But we are finally back to work on PadPlaces app and it's contents.

We are aware that iOS9 is giving several issues to the App on certain devices, and we are working to fix them.
A update version will be released very soon.

Several new stories and books are already there or on the way.
We'll be inform about them with specifics on these pages soon.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

May 4, 2015


The functional update to PadPlaces, version 4.2, is now available on iTunes.
Please update or download the app when you can.

This solves some problems on iPhone 6 and on video play.


Apr 28, 2015

NEPAL A TRIBUTE is now in PadPlaces

A photographic gallery of the images shot just before the earthquake is available for free in the app.
Thanks for supporting the people of NEPAL.

"This is a tribute to the people and culture of Nepal, tragically hit by a devastating earthquake.
I shot these images a few days before the tragedy: most of these monuments are not standing any longer, the destiny of most of the people is unknown.
Nepal and Nepali people will go back to their life and history, but it will take time and a lot of help.
Please help as you can.."

Apr 11, 2015


Glad to announce that an important update for PadPlaces is now available on iTunes.

Version 4.1 has a redesigned layout for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Optimized for iOS 8, it resolves push notifications issues and other bugs.

Furthermore you will not need to download again the stories and books already purchased or downloaded that are already in you My Stories library.

As usual your feedback will be useful to solve any bugs that you may encounter on your device. Thanks!

Mar 2, 2015

SOPHISTICATED STAYS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - paperback version available

Both editions of SOPHISTICATED STAYS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (English and Italian) are now available in the printed paperback versions through Amazon.

The general link to the various versions is here.

The book has 208 pages, in a 8x10 inch format.
There are less images in the printed version but of course there is the fascination of the good old paper..

Feb 17, 2015

SRI KSETRA, the printed book is now available on Amazon

SRI KSETRA & MODERN PYAY book is now available in print paperback  on Amazon.
The cost is 22 US$, or converted to your local Amazon store.
The link to the book in Amazon US is HERE

In our continuous effort to better the PadPlaces book production we have been working on the possibility of having our titles available in print at an affordable cost.

The 96 pages book has the same text contents as the E-Book already available for Apple, Kindle, Google Play, but fewer images.

In a few days also our newest book, SOPHISTICATED STAYS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA should be ready with the printed version. Enjoy!

Jan 24, 2015


The E-Book SOPHISTICATED STAYS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA is now available in PadPlaces. The Italian version, SOGGIORNI CON STILE NEL SUD EST ASIATICO, is available as well.
Both versions are FREE within the app while the iBooks, Google and Amazon Kindle editions costs around 5 US$.

Years of travel reporting in Southeast Asia (in comfort, I have to admit) suggested this gallery of accommodations that are a real addition to the travel experience.

The book, as Massimo Morello, author of the texts says, is a wise guided introduction to "Smart & intelligent boutique hotels (and more) in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Myanmar".

And more, as the introduction says:
“There is the culture of luxury and the luxury of culture,” a wise man once said. He was no hermit or philosopher, but the director (and a bit of a hermit and philosopher) of a hotel at the foot of the Himalayas (so not featured here). His aphorism is useful for understanding the spirit of this book: “the luxury of culture”. The hotels featured here are luxurious, at times extremely so. But luxury does not just mean excellence or exclusivity; it can also describe a place that enables us to live in the moment, to appreciate the natural and cultural space in which we find ourselves. They are places of eminent history, art or design because they are
indicative of a trend. Unlike “non-places”, spaces devoid of identity, these are charged with meaning; they are remarkable spots on the Asian landscape, models of that architecture and life style that is redefining the Orient and spreading from there to the West. Intelligent places.
That being said, this book is not aiming to be any kind of guide. Nor does it claim to be comprehensive (over time, who knows, given it is a work in progress). In order to be featured here, the hotels must have been actually visited and experienced by us. The idea is
luxurious in its very simplicity: to offer a useful tool for sophisticated travellers. For those discerning travellers for whom a hotel is not just a place to go to (or to get bragging rights from), but a part of the journey. Intelligent travellers.

Jan 22, 2015


We are working on a major technical update to PadPlaces app. This will make the app more functional on iOS8 and will fill the new iPhones formats. Plus, finally, for future updates the downloaded content will remain in your devices and you will not need to download it again (even if it was for free, of course).
Will take about a month.
Any FEEDBACK and suggestions  will be great! Thanks!