Spring into Summer

Finally the sun has appeared! It’s March and will soon be time to set the clocks forward! Spring is a wonderful time to visit Italy. It’s quieter, the temperature is perfect for sightseeing on foot – and you start to feel that wonderful atmosphere of anticipation for when we can all escape the city at weekends and enjoy “La Dolce Vita” as the Italians do. It might not quite be the same as it was for Fellini but Italian habits die hard. Continue reading “Spring into Summer”

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Christmas in a Medieval Borgo

This Christmas has been a bit different! Rather than the usual Rome or back home in England, I have spent it tucked away in a medieval village about an hour from Rome. I hadn’t known what to expect but it has been quite magical. There are Christmas lights literally everywhere, plus two trees and a large angel made out of fairy-lights. The great thing about a small place like this is that you constantly bump into people you know, exchanging Christmas greetings and good cheer (mulled wine). Continue reading “Christmas in a Medieval Borgo”