The Perugina chocolate factory Who knew that making chocolate would be so filthy! It’s only when I look down to see my hands covered, my shoes with drips on them and my apron smeared with brown traces of fingers, that I realise there is no clean way to do this. I’m having a chocolate-making lesson […]
The thing about Florence Daydreaming as I walk the streets about Florence, I’m suddenly jolted from my daze by a man crashing into me. The church I’d been looking at is lost from my view as I quickly swing around. Recoiling, I move into a doorway just in time to avoid a second collision with […]
Venus de’ Medici Once upon a time there was a woman who was the most beautiful in all of Florence. Men and women from all across the lands would travel to the city to see her. Of all the attractions in Florence, she was the one people most wanted to see. Venus de’ Medici was […]
You hear a lot of rumours about history as a tourist. But is this one about the Ponte Vecchio in Florence true? Did Hitler really save it?
There was a time when luxury luggage from Gucci was a statement of who you were and why you were travelling. At Florence’s Gucci Museum, you can see it all.
At a villa in the Umbrian countryside, I relax into a soothing Italian way of life and learn to appreciate the weather we get.
The annual Good Friday procession through Umbria’s ancient city of Assisi is an important Easter event in Italy. To be there is a strange experience.