Rivalto, Tuscany

I wanted to do a review of a few of our latest discoveries in Tuscany, however as I sit here on the hotel terrace in the winter sun, with my foot strapped up, lonely but well oiled, I can only review half the places I wanted to. The good news is my Italian is improving…

Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy

In view of the 5 day quarantine restrictions in Italy being lifted for UK travellers from 31st August, I thought I’d quickly mention this little town I visited today for anyone looking for an adventure under the Tuscan sun! Home to Bocaccio, buried in a small church nearby, it’s a great little place for an…

Lecce for lovers – well not quite!

Sold as the Florence of Puglia, I was very much looking forward to an eclectic mix of things to do here. We had booked a Hilton Garden Inn. We needed to save some money after our meal in the Grotto in Polignano a Mare – read here for that adventure – so we used our…

Polignano a Mare, Puglia

We waited a long time for this trip, originally organised for 2019, for one reason and also COVID, we finally got there in September 2021. We wanted, as we often do, to do a quick tour of the region, in order to familiarise ourselves with the area, so that when we return, which we most…

Frivolity in Florence

Travel in Florence. Learn about some hidden treasures and more on a weekend in Florence.