I want to show you this post of a past holiday from a couple of years ago to Sardegna where my mum has a villa. She has recently opened it up for rental (see the link below) and it’s such a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world I thought you might like to see [...]
Conde Nast Traveller one of the leading tourism publications have recently held their 2013 Traveller Readers’ Awards ceremony and Italy was once again awarded Favourite Country by it’s 83,000+ readers and I am certainly not going to argue with their perfect choice.
Rome, Venice and Florence all feature in the Top Ten Favourite Overseas [...]
In Italy the kids have already broken up from school and won’t go back till mid September – I know think of the childcare that has to be in place for that! – As you know Italy is a hot country; summers can reach constant 40C on a daily basis for months. [...]
I moved to Italy when I was 20 and left when I was 37 so I guess you could say I became an adult there. I am sure that many defining parts of my character where finely honed by the Italian culture and here are some of the best bits I brought back with me…
One of my favourite paintings that I had the great fortune to see on a trip to Urbino, Italy in 1999 is The Ideal City by Piero della Francesca.
Entering the Sala degli Angeli of the Galleria Nazionale di Urbino, the painting was hanging above a beautifully sculpted fireplace and quite literally took my [...]
It’s always a mad rush whenever I get back from a trip away and my weekend trip to Folgaria, Trentino was no different, it’s taken the entire week to catch up and I still haven’t. I have product reviews to do, emails to reply to and posts to write but hey, What a Fantastic Time I Had! Continue reading Trentino, Folgaria for a weekend
Today is one of those days that make me think of Italy even more than I usually do. Consequently I really miss the wonderful girlfriends I made there.
Today is the 8th March and it was during my Italy years that I would celebrate International Women’s Day with my girls.
I learnt that this annual celebration [...]