After my first holiday stay at Montestigliano luxury farmhouse in Tuscany, I knew there would have to be a second. It is a Northern Italy dream!
It seemed like an impossible task. How can you decide on the top 10 dishes from Italy? Italian food is full of fantastic flavours and it varies from region to region – from hearty, rustic flavours in the North to fresh and light dishes in the South.
I had many regrets when my adorable Italian Nonna passed away several years ago. But, the one that still haunts me today is that I didn't give her my undivided [...]
In my many years of traveling around the world, it was not until embarrassingly recently that I had ever spent the night in a hostel. This popular and economical lodging option [...]
There has been a not so secret fantasy that has occupied my mind over the last few years. It is the one where I leave all the stresses of life behind [...]
See the Smallest Window in the World There will be no sign, arrows or flashing lights to tell you that this is titled the smallest window in the world, but it exists in Siena's quaint [...]
Waking up after my first night sleep at the luxurious Villa Pipistrelli in Tuscany was surreal. I stepped outside of the front door with my cup of freshly brewed Italian [...]
Tour the Grand Canal of Venice. The Grand Canal is the main waterway in Venice in Northern Italy and this is one of the stunning views you will see from the [...]
In general, I wouldn't go out of my way searching for a sandwich filled with the cooked stomach of a cow. Who am I kidding? I totally would. So, hunting for a [...]
Down a narrow, cobbled street in Tuscany a longtime dream came true. Just like Demi Moore in the movie Ghost, I worked my magic on a pottery wheel. Okay, maybe it [...]