Tag archive for ‘Travel’
Lorenza and her daughter sat on a wall lakeside in Menaggio
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Travels with my teen

After two years of pandemic-imposed travel restrictions, Lorenza Bacino enjoys an extended trip to Lake Como, the Cinque Terre and Sardinia with her teenage daughter… It was with some trepidation that I embarked More...

Looking down towards Ferentillo from Rocca di Precetto
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Discover Umbria on foot

Among the nature and hilltop villages of Italy’s green heartland, Amy McPherson discovers that travelling slowly on foot means seeing and experiencing more… There is something very precious about the steps More...

Photographing nature in Italy
By Helen Greaves On Friday, April 28th, 2023

Travel through the natural wonders of Italy

From tracking Italy’s ‘big five’ to honing your photography skills or wild volunteering, Italy offers a wealth of travel opportunities to bring you closer to the natural world, says Jenny Oldaker… You’ve More...

5 reasons to visit cinque terre
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

5 reasons to visit Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is pretty as a picture, but a colourful coast and stunning scenery aren’t the only things offered by these vibrant seaside villages. Discover five delicious reasons to visit Cinque Terre… image More...

Portoferraio Elba Map © Google
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Portoferraio Travel Guide

Your guide to travelling in Portoferraio, Elba… Portoferraio Elba Map © Google What to see and do ACQUA DELL’ELBA Acqua dell’Elba, the island’s perfumer, creates fragrances based on Elba’s scents More...

Portoferraio Harbour
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

48 hours in Portoferraio

Spending a weekend in Elba’s capital Portoferraio is the best introduction to the island, says Jane Gifford Mythology has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, was visiting one of her many More...

Rialto Bridge Venice San Polo
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Over the bridge to San Polo

Adrian Mourby takes us on another of his guided walks around Venice with a visit to San Polo, the cradle of the city Rialto Bridge, where our walk begins (Credit: Getty Images)   San Polo can claim to be where More...

Florence in Winter
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023

An at-a-glance guide to Florence in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Florence, and you will see the city in a new light – though if it does happen to snow while you’re there, you’ve been very lucky! You might not find an excuse to stop for a More...

Varese Estense Palace and gardens
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023

48 Hours in Varese

Val Nicastro visits the “Garden City” north of Milan that is, among other things, home to a palace that one Italian poet described as “Little Versailles” With an enchanting old town, unmatched natural beauty More...

tuscan beekeeping, colourful beehives
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Beekeeping in a Tuscan retreat

Amy McPherson takes a tour of the apiary of Borgo Pignano and finds a heaven not only for the guests enjoying the luxury surrounds of this Tuscan retreat, but also a sustainable paradise for the estate’s bees More...