Tag Archives: Italy

South Tyrol – “Slow tourism” without the crowds:

South Tyrol, or Südtirol, is certainly in the news at the moment, but sadly for all the wrong reasons, with Northern Italy particularly suffering the brunt of the corona virus infection. However, last summer we spent a couple of magical … Continue reading

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Orvieto – In the hills of Umbria

The hilltop town of Orvieto is dramatically situated on an impregnable volcanic crag in South West Umbria. I spent a few days last summer in Orvieto and loved walking the narrow winding lanes and shady piazzas of this stunning historical town. The … Continue reading

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Tuscan Towers: Medieval Highrise of San Gimignano

As I surveyed the lush, rolling hills, woods and vineyards of the Tuscan landscape from the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, I couldn’t help but wonder why the Romans ever bothered to head off to invade hostile enclaves and dark forests of Northern … Continue reading

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