March 2017

Maremma, off the beaten track Tuscany

The majestic surroundings of lush Maremma is the best of both worlds. A peaceful patch of Etruscan memory and medieval Borgo villages, not overdone, nor too touristic. In between the sea, ‘off the beaten track Tuscany’, a mere 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Rome.Maremma is the gem that brings you the magic of the Tarot Gardens by [...]

20 fun facts about Italy

Italy’s Best Fun Fact File Some interesting and even surprising fun facts about Italy for your amusement. So test your knowledge with your fellow travelling companions over an aperitivo on Italian trivia, just for fun! 1) Italians truly love Art, and have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country. 2) The money tossed into The Trevi Fountain is collected and [...]

Medieval Day Trips from Rome

Montepulciano, Montefalco and Montalcino are three beautiful medieval towns that would make ideal day trips from Rome. But, before we talk about these must do destinations, let’s discuss what it was like in medieval Italy. Medieval Italy Medieval Italy saw the birth of many important poets and writers, and became the cradle of Western art. In 1321, Dante Alighieri, delighted the world [...]