New Wine & Roasted Chestnuts – Tuscany’s best fruits & nuts combined

By an open fire, we sat around a large wooden table which had been handmade by our friend’s great-grandfather some centuries past. As we chatted away, we worked at scoring an X into the flat side of a great mound of chestnuts, just collected from our friend’s chestnut grove.   We then laid the nuts […]

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Rome Sweet Rome – great photos from our day in Rome

The morning started out cool, perfect weather for a cappuccino before we started met up with our expert Rome tour guide. It then bloomed into a spectacular Roman day as we visited many must-see sites in Rome in one great morning city walk. Here are some great photos we took along the way as we […]

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Venice’s Bridge of Sighs – it will take your breath away

Venice was constructed on a series of 117 islands connected by ornately carved bridges. Arguably one of the most unique is the Bridge of Sighs. In Italian, it is known as the Ponte dei Sospiri. Built high up to connect Venice’s historical old prisons to the Doge’s Palace, it was so termed the Bridge of […]

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The Cinque Terre – Five reasons why ‘la vita è bella’!

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The Cinque Terre, or ‘Five Lands’ is just that: five little village towns on the Ligurian Coast. The villages that comprise the stunning Cinque Terre are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso. Sitting in a cafè in any one of these five lands, sipping on a cool drink in summer or throwing back a hot espresso […]

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Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Florence is famous for many things – it’s art, history and natural landscapes, for being the home of some of the world’s most famous architecture and of course, for its food and wine! Whilst many food and wine products are exported to be enjoyed around the world, one thing which cannot be exported is the […]

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