Piedmont - Italy - Roman stone bridge

Back To My Roots

I had not been back for nine years. My Grandmother’s native village in Piedmont. A small place built halfway up a mountain, with narrow, cobbled streets and stone houses. A short drive from beautiful Lago Maggiore and its Borromean Islands. I spent a lovely “generation” holiday week there in the summer with my Mum, Auntie,…

Lunch Al Fresco At Carluccio’s

  I almost included our late Friday lunch into my previous London post but then decided that it deserved a mention of its own. Everything was perfect, you see… First the sun was shining but no blistering heat. A table was waiting on the small terrace of the High Street Kensington restaurant just for us,…

The Most Beautiful Beaches In Italy

  After a non-existent spring in most parts of Europe the majority of people is now very much looking forward to a sunny and long-awaited summer. Does celebrating the warm season on a gorgeous Italian beach appeal to you? Let’s start with Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot. A little corner of paradise is…

A Selection Of May Festivals In Italy

  One of the many charms of Italy is its culture of festivals and traditions. Spread over the whole year and varying from one region to the next, the celebrations often involve processions, historical costumes and a profusion of good food and wines. With spring in full bloom, May is a popular month for sagre…

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