Tag Archives: city breaks

Hotels with Incredible Rooftop Terraces

Extraordinary views, killer cocktails in uber-hip bars, lush gardens and crystal blue infinity swimming pools. Sometimes with all 4!  Read on for Our Ultimate Guide to Hotels and their Stunning Rooftop Terraces. Continue reading


5 of the world’s best ice-cream parlours

The team at mypootle are always on the lookout for a lip smackingly good ice-cream. We are just back from Puglia where there was no end of tasty, fruit filled arty gelato but the good news is that you don’t need to go to Italy to get a lick of the good stuff, so here’s our selection of some of the best around… Continue reading

3 Glorious Days in Menorca

We are feeling really rather pleased with ourselves for our recent trip to Minorca, Menorca. This oft-overlooked island has lost out in the past to its neighbours, glitzy Ibiza and glam Mallorca but those in search of spectacular beaches take note – Menorca has not only more than both the other two islands combined –  but also a ridiculously lovely discreet-chic, laid-back and sleepy vibe. Plus with only 30 miles between the furthest two points, a fairly gentle landscape and no big motorways the island packs in turquoise coves, pristine beaches, coastal paths and cycle routes a-plenty.

We packed a lot into our 3 days, and here are our top tips to a blissful Menorcan trip…..

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How to Eat and Drink like a local in Venice

Venice may dazzle but isn’t really known for its epicurean delights, pizza for instance has never been something to write home about here but there are some delicious eateries to be found, including delightful traditional chichetti (the local equivalent of Spanish tapas) and gloriously fresh seafood. All you need is our inside scoop. So here’s our guide to our top eating and drinking spots in the ever so slowly sinking city.

Cantina do Mori: The oldest osteria in the city with a lively atmostphere and renowned for legendary Casanova’s visit. Choose your wine and pick your cichette, Venetian tapas. Their speciality is francobollo (“postage stamp”), a tiny white-bread sandwich filled with sliced radicchio and gorgonzola.

Venice cantina-do-mori

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Kids Guide to Rome – 9 things not to miss

Rome is chaotic, noisy and sometimes unbearably hot. During all of this, it teems with whizzing vespas, honking horns and busy streets.  City break with kids?  Tell the parents at the nursery or school and they’ll probably think you’re mad.  But you’re not.  Taking kids to Rome does take a bit of planning, it’s not going to be a repeat of the trip you made 5 years ago sans kids, but it is going to be fun.  Here are our top tips: Continue reading

Just back from Puglia & we love it!

We’ve just found a new favourite place – Puglia, and we cannot stop talking about it. Here’s our pick of the places we’ve been….

This is the land of the trulli and Alberobello is home to literally a thousand of them creating a landscape the likes of which you’ll not see anywhere else – clusters of hobbit-like, whitewashed, dome-roofed houses, origins prehistoric and largely unknown but the design effectively keeps the summer heat and winter cold out. Continue reading

mypootle: our European hotties under £200

Looking for some fabulously stylish places to stay that won’t burst the purse? Here’s our selection of Europe’s hot hotels that come with seriously good looks and astoundingly good value. Drum roll please…. it’s time for our European Hotties Under £200 Continue reading