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…

Gorgeous Things to Do in Capri and Anacapri, Italy

Gorgeous Things to Do in Capri and Anacapri, Italy

One boat ride from Naples and the Amalfi Coast and you are in the world famous Island of Capri. Then it’s only ten minutes away by car from the Marina Grande to Anacapri, the other village on the Isle of Capri, which is just as…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Capri Palace Hotel, Capri, Italy

On an island resort like Capri,  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…

Best Bits Packs for Capri

Best Bits Packs for Capri

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. Even though I’m not going at the height of the…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy

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 and try the fabulous Villa La…

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 sipping…