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An apartment in Rome

October 25, 2012


As I previously posted¬†here finding accommodation in Rome can be a bit overwhelming as there are thousands of hotels and quite frankly… where do you start? First we decided on the location. We wanted to be in the Centro Storico¬†(historic centre) so we could easily walk to all the main sights plus enjoy the atmosphere […]

Visiting friends in Mallorca, Spain

October 16, 2012


As great as it is visiting new countries and places nothing is quite as wonderful as going to a place specifically to visit friends. Many of my oldest and closest friends are spread all over the world. They live elsewhere in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney – they live in London, France and Spain. And as […]

Hill towns of Tuscany

October 8, 2012


SAN GIMIGNANO Hundreds of years ago the people of San Gimignano could surely never have imagined that rather than being struck down by the plague or murdered or tortured by invading forces that these days they would instead be in danger of being run down by a stampede of tour groups. Our first visit to […]

Il Borghetto, Tuscany Italy

October 4, 2012


In Tuscany we stayed at agriturismo Il Borghetto near San Gimignano in the Siena region. Agriturismo literally mean agricultural tourism, a farm stay or a country resort. Il Borghetto is set high on a beautiful Tuscan hillside, surrounded by vineyards and the main building in the complex is this stunning villa. The villa is divided […]