Tag: Italy

Escher in Abruzzo

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972) needs no introduction. The Dutch artist’s mathematically inspired artwork featuring impossible objects and geometric shapes, unique perspectives on nature, symmetry and reflection that have left an indelible mark in the history of art, graphics and design. [caption id="attachment_7103" align="alignleft" width="342"] The town of Opi[/caption] Escher spent a great part of his life in Italy, from his 30s to his 50s, living in Rome from…

Campo Imperatore

The "Little Tibet" of Italy Suffice to say that while doing research for our new Small Group Walking Tour of Abruzzo we were completely blown away by Campo Imperatore. We were awestruck by the vast expanses of this high-altitude plateau completely surrounded by high mountains resembling the Dolomite rock. Located at between 1500m and 1900m it stretches on for 80km². Campo Imperatore is known as Little Tibet. It is no…

Ovid, Sulmona & Abruzzo

An introduction to one of the oldest cities in Abruzzo A trip to Abruzzo is not complete without a visit of Sulmona. During our walking tour in Abruzzo we make a point of spending two nights in this wonderful medieval city. The history of Salmona is ancient and can be traced back to the Peligni, an Italic population living in central Italy in the 4th century B.C.. They were later…

The Pantheon

1 Day Walking Tour of Rome – part 2

From the Imperial Fora to the Vatican Museums - part 2 We all love Rome, beautiful ancient city, one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe! in a simple blog post is a kind of heresy! So we thought to give you a little guide for your next visit to the Italian capital to make the best out of your time and to not miss the very best spots of this incredible…

1 Day Walking Tour of Rome – part 1

Discover the real soul of Rome Condensate almost 3000 years of history of the beautiful Rome in a simple blog post is a kind of heresy! So we thought to give you a little guide for your next visit to the Italian capital to make the best out of your time and to not miss the very best spots of this incredible ancient city. We wrote some descriptions and curiosity…

Orbetello-mill

Hidden Gems on the Tuscan Coast

Argentario and Tuscan Archipelago In just a few weeks we set off to run our first Tuscany Golf Tour, an exciting project we have been developing over the last few years, with special attention to non-golfing partners. Before the tour starts, Simona and Antonio went to do the last bits of research and put the final touches to the first part of the trip.  It will start on the beautiful Tuscan…

Tour Montalcino’s Top 5 Wineries

Paradise for wine lovers Tuscany and wine go "mano nella mano" – hand in hand. For wine lovers, this magnificent region that’s so close to our heart is the Holy Grail and it’s responsible for producing some of the finest wines in the world.     The long tradition of wine making is not just an industry here, it’s a way of life, and one that’s undertaken with relentless skill, passion…

Blessed Are the Tuscan Cheese Makers!

Pecorino Cheese Artists No matter how many times we tell ourselves we fall in love with Tuscany for its art, culture, history and heart-wrenchingly beautiful scenery, if we’re honest, it is all that, of course, but a lot of it is our enduring passion for the food! Some of the most pleasurable experiences of our career have been sharing the incredible local food and wine with our guests for the…

Experience the ancient emotions of the Amalfi Coast

Pompeii & Paestum - Stepping back in Time One of our most popular small group tours of Italy is undoubtedly that of the Amalfi Coast, where sensational coastal scenery merges idyllically with beautiful sea towns such as Amalfi, Positano and Sorento. Serpentine roads, lemon groves, and an exclusive trip to Capri are the perfect setting to soak in the solar warmth of the south, while sipping delicious Limoncello, a truly…