3 Cortona villas with some delicious extras this summer

Villa Lilliana

Situated in the eastern part of Tuscany, near the border with Umbria, picture-postcard Cortona is one of the oldest Tuscan hill towns, founded by the Etruscans, and more recently made famous by Frances Mayes’ book Under the Tuscan Sun. Its … Continue reading

5 Things to Do in Mallorca This Spring


Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy a little break in Mallorca. Visitors can enjoy the great Mediterranean weather, and everything that this beautiful island has to offer, whilst avoiding the bustling summer crowds. Here are 5 great … Continue reading

A Purr-fect Way to Enjoy Parisian Café Life!

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Inspired by the original idea of cat cafés in Japan, Le Café des Chats  has recently opened in Paris, at the heart of the trendy Marais quartier. The idea, as its Japanese equivalent (there are now around 40 cat cafes … Continue reading

5 Things To Do For Valentine’s Day in Paris

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Synonymous with romance, Paris is the perfect destination to enjoy a little Valentine’s Day getaway. However, if you’re not quite sure how you are going to celebrate the special occasion once you get there, here a few ideas which will … Continue reading

Monti – Rome’s best kept secret

Antico Forno ai Serpenti bakery

Even if you have visited Rome several times, you may not have yet discovered the delights of Monti, the tiny quartiere tucked away between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum. Although centrally located, it can easily be missed as it’s not … Continue reading

10 Unmissable Treats for Visitors to Paris this Christmas … and some cosy St Germain apartments!

Paris Christmas

The ‘City of Light’ more than lives up to its name at Christmas time, when the streets and shops are festooned with colourful Christmas decorations and sparkling lights.  For a truly wonderful spectacle, head for the Champs Elysées where all … Continue reading

10 Not to be Missed Treats for Visitors Coming to London this Christmas

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1. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland A must for visitors of all ages this Christmas, the Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park, encompasses the essence of festive atmosphere Particularly enchanting at night, you can stroll past the quaint German market stalls … Continue reading

The Amalfi Coast: A Feast for the Senses

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Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its beauty, the Amalfi Coast is a stunningly beautiful narrow strip of land bordered by sea and mountains, which stretches along 70 kilometres of perilously winding roads from just south of Naples down … Continue reading

Why not try some wine tasting on your next visit to Paris – we just have, and we loved it!

O Chateau, Paris

Recommended by Le Figaro as one of Paris’s best kept secrets, Ô Chateau is an impressive and innovative wine bar/restaurant in a historic building, close to the Louvre.  Offering a choice of over 40 personally chosen wines, as well as … Continue reading

Italy’s Cultural Calendar: Guide to the Top 10 Events for Autumn 2013


Reprinted with permission of The Culture Trip. Autumn in Italy offers up fantastic arts and culture events for everyone to enjoy. From antiques fairs to traditional Christmas markets, music festivals to art exhibitions, here’s our guide to the top 10 autumn events in … Continue reading