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Hot Hotels in Florence you should know about

The former beating heart of Renaissance Italy will not fail to impress with its art, architecture and flamboyance. Gaze in awe at Brunelleschi’s dome and the Basilica di Santa Croce, walk the banks of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, explore the delights of the Uffizi and Academia and don’t forget that this is also designer shopping heaven and home to the likes of Gucci and Ferragamo.

This is a proud, exciting city where life is to be enjoyed; relax in the late afternoon with an aperitivo, dine on the finest rustic Tuscan food, taste your way around some superb chiantis and relish life the Florentine way. Oh, and sleep somewhere amazing. Here are our hottest Florentine boutique hotels. 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

Just back from Mallorca

Now Mallorca surprised us.  If you look hard, you’ll still find some jugs of sangría some and English pubs but to be honest, we suggest that you don’t.  Instead revel in the wholesome, rejuvenating vibe where Continue reading