Day 3 takes us through Valdobbiadene, San Pietro di Barbozza and San Stefano: Day 3 of our Walking the Prosecco Hills tour is a circular walk which takes us to Valdobbiadene, the heartland of the Prosecco region. We visit one of the better local producers of prosecco, enjoy some tasting and learn about the prosecco-making […]
WE START WALKING THE PROSECCO HILLS ON DAY 2: This morning, Day 2 of our Walking the Prosecco Hills tour, we transfer to the pretty town of Cison di Valmarino, one of the best-preserved villages in the Prosecco area. The town contains historic monuments and buildings which hints at its past role as a major […]
We’ve long been drinking prosecco from Valdobbiadene, so “Walking the Prosecco Hills”, is just our kind of holiday.
A Roman Holiday during an Extreme Heatwave: We always love coming back to Rome, but on this trip our experience is a less than comfortable one. Before leaving home, we checked the weather and were encouraged to learn that the heatwave in Europe is over and that temperatures are back to normal. Well, it seems […]
Palermo is the Italian Capital of Culture for 2018: Founded by the Phoenicians, once belonging to the Roman and Byzantine Empires, ruled by the Arabs, the Normans and the Spanish, capital of the Kingdom of Sicily and the Holy Roman Empire for a short time, Palermo has a real mosaic of history. Today the city […]
Vicenza, called “Pearl of the Renaissance“, is home to the oldest roofed theatre in the world, Palladio’s majestic buildings, and a charming old town area.
No trip to Tuscany is complete without seeing Siena, Florence’s historical rival According to legend, the city was founded by Senius and Aschius, the sons of Remus and nephews of Romulus, boys saved from the Tiber river by a she-wolf, who were the main characters of Rome’s foundation myth. Senius and Aschius fled from Rome […]
Is Ravenna the best place to live in Italy? Despite being recently voted “Best Place to Live in Italy” by a leading newspaper Il Sole 24 ore, proud possessor of 8 UNESCO sites, burial place of Dante and home to Byron for a couple of years, Ravenna is strangely neglected by tourists. Distinctive leaning towers, […]
Local resident Sarah Humphreys gives you the inside story on this Tuscan gem: In the words of Cristina Taddei, local archaeologist and historian, “ Pistoia is one of the few towns in Tuscany that still belongs to the past.” Largely overlooked by tourists, Pistoia is a well-preserved medieval city brimming with artistic treasures, emitting a […]
Nicknamed the “Pearl of the World”, Portofino is Absolutely Gorgeous: Once a humble fishing village, Portofino’s picturesque harbour is the most exclusive bay and upmarket resort in Italy. In this town, built around the small harbour, there are plenty of upmarket designer boutiques, luxury yachts and magnificent villas, all indicative of the long association that […]