Italy in August – we’re all going on a summer holiday!

Summer is a great time to travel to Italy. The flavoursome tomatoes make it worth the journey in themselves! Then there is the gelato, the crisp white wines, the festivals, the divine weather… One tip though for anyone planning a summer vacation to Italy: if you can, try to avoid August, and specifically Ferragosto – […]

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Italian Summer – heading for the hills of Tuscany!

As we treaded the Tuscan walking path, around half a dozen white butterflies flutter around us, as if curious to see just where we were headed. First it is past the charming Tuscan farmhouses, some with fruit and vegetable gardens surrounding the cobbled cottages, others with olive chestnut tree groves. One farmyard has several goats, […]

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