Month: <span>May 2015</span>

May 20, 2015May 20, 2015

Arrivederci Roma.

Anthing that ends in Rome has a chance of lingering in the memory for a very long time… and also has a chance of bringing you back sooner than you thought…  

May 18, 2015May 18, 2015

Amalfi coast.

I am now going to write about the Amalfi Coast and I am not going to use any cliches. Oh sure! As if! Can’t be done, so let’s just get the cliches out of the way now: ancient ruins of Pompeii; charming village of Anacapri on the island of Capri; twisting, winding, scenic drive; Maiori, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi dramatic coastline;...

May 15, 2015May 15, 2015

From Tuscany to Umbria, taking in Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi and Spoleto…but still finding the time on this itinerary to soak it all up.

We’ve said it before, folks. This itinerary is working. Even though we’ve been crossing regions and visiting those famous towns, we’re still finding the time to soak it all up. San Gimignano, Siena, Assisi and Spoleto. Just saying them leaves you breathless. But Spoleto is the surprise package this time round. A beautiful town in a wonderful...

May 7, 2015May 7, 2015

Some people say that there are disadvantages in staying in converted castle hotels – let me make it absolutely clear that I am not one of them!

CastelBrando hotel is in the Veneto hills of Italy and in view of the Dolomite mountain range. It has panorama, history, heritage and panache. It makes you feel inspired and seduces you into a history that began here 2000 years ago. You may prefer a more conventional hotel chain for your two-day stay here. Just don’t...

May 6, 2015May 6, 2015

Bella, bella La Isola Bella!!

To single out any highlight in a place like this delivers a much more powerful message than would ordinarily have been the case. But it’s true; Isola Bella is magificent. Just look at the photos.

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