The new Castelfalfi resort in rural Tuscany allows you to live your own Tuscan dream by buying real estate, through holiday rentals, or by staying in the boutique hotel.
In which a chance invite in Brussels leads to a wine tasting in a medieval walled village, a guided tour of Siena, and one incredible meal.
Italy is a gastronomic paradise with regions dedicated to wine, cheese, truffles and hundreds of other regional products. But when Andrew learned of a town dedicated to wild boar, there was no stopping him. We were on our way to Norcia, Umbria – better known to us as ‘Pork Town.’
Like most things in my crazy expat life, it all began with an email.
“Hello! I am an American who recently moved to Umbria with my husband, 3 children, and 2 cats. We are surprising my eldest son with a trip to Brussels for his birthday, and in researching the city, your blog came up several times (it helps that I’m looking for cheese! but even without, it kept popping up).”
We share our the ten best ruins and ancient historical sites we’ve visited in Europe from castles to aqueducts to a classical theatre.
As much as we love all natural environments, we love being on the coast most of all. We share the best beaches in the world we’ve visited so far.
Our final day in Sardinia, we wanted to escape to nature. The sun was shining, but it was cool and windy, so it wasn’t a day for lying on the beach.
Instead, we headed to Lago di Baratz, a lake and nature preserve north of Alghero. It looked perfect in our guidebook – hiking trails through the woods, a peaceful lake and plenty of birds and wildlife to photograph.
Onto every parade a little rain must fall and, on day four, our Sardinian adventure got soggy.
Normally I don’t mind a bit of rain when I’m travelling. I just head inside to a museum, gallery or shop and wait out the weather. This was a bit of a problem for us however, as it was Easter Sunday and absolutely everything was closed.