Italy

Bite-Sized Bits of Basilicata, Italy

Bite-Sized Bits of Basilicata, Italy

Most people aren’t really quite sure where Basilicata is… usually I say, the instep of Italy between Puglia and Calabria. They start exploring further afield only after the greatest hits of Rome, Venice & Florence, but I see no reason why not to head down south […]

10 Best Bits of Anacapri, Italy

10 Best Bits of Anacapri, Italy

It’s only ten minutes away by car from the port, but Anacapri, the other village on the Isle of Capri, is just as charming as its more famous sister – so wave goodbye to the port, you won’t miss it, I promise. These bits might […]

A Bit of Paradise – Capri Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy

A Bit of Paradise – Capri Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy

On an island resort, you spend most of your time in the hotel doing three things: sleeping, eating and lounging. Other activities, such as shopping and sightseeing, fall by the wayside as you grow lazier and lazier. If you are lucky enough to find the […]

Best Bits Packs for Capri

Best Bits Packs for Capri

This post has a soundtrack: so click before you proceed: Capri. From Augustus to Sophia Loren, it’s one of those places that was born luxurious and always attracted the cream of the crop. Heading there next week and in a quandary about what to pack. […]

A Bit of Paradise – Villa La Massa, Florence

A Bit of Paradise – Villa La Massa, Florence

If you haven’t read my last post on Florence, you might not know that I was a student there many moons ago. I never turn down a reason to revisit a city that was a home to me so long ago. Technically I was not really visiting […]

Best Bits Packs for Florence, Italy

Best Bits Packs for Florence, Italy

  As I write this in Gatwick Airport, the screen is informing me that my flight is two hours delayed. That means two hours less at Villa La Massa, the uber-chic resort steps away from Firenze Centrale, my final destination. Sitting here in the lounge […]