View from Ponte Vecchio
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We’ve just come back from a wonderful long weekend in Florence – a city which truly has my heart.¬†We arrived on Thursday evening and stayed at the absolutely stunning Four Seasons. The trip was a birthday present from my husband. It’s beginning to become a bit of a tradition as

The red rooftops of Florence
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Florence has my heart

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I’ve often heard people say that they were ‘blown away’ by a city or country or that they fell utterly in love with somewhere and I’d never quite understood it because I’d never experienced it myself. Until now. I’m lucky to have travelled quite a bit and been to many

Amazing Italian beaches
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If you’ve read a few of my blog posts, you will probably get a sense of how much we love Southern Italy. Beautiful beaches, mouth-watering food, endless sunshine, fabulous wine…really, what’s not to love? Here are our favourite Italian beaches, in no particular order (because rating them in order would

Gallipoli castle
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Post updated in July 2022 Gallipoli is a small seaside town in Puglia, in the province of Salento, and I highly recommend it for a long weekend break or as part of a wider tour of Puglia. Three days is enough to explore Gallipoli but if you want a longer