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San Gimignano – Tuscany

Published on August 25th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

The anticipation of arrival in San Gimignano – perhaps the most popular of all the beautiful Tuscan towns – is almost as good as the visit. The beautiful countryside captures the Tuscan fantasy: olive groves, sunflower... Read More


Beware the Florentine Steak.

Published on August 10th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

In Italy when it comes to trattorias, what you first see is not always what you get. A modest place with just a few tables and chairs outside its entrance often looks uninviting. But, as we... Read More


Greek Holiday – Part 2

Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Ann concludes her two-part series from the Greek Islands. * Is there such a thing as an unspoilt Greek Island? An island not yet over-run with the masses? If you read my moanings last week about... Read More


Greek Holiday – Part 1

Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

But there is the glimmer of hope. Soula and her family have kept things simple on their patch of paradise and have not given in to the offers to buy them out. Their villas are still immaculate, the family welcoming.... Read More


Fete de la Musique – France

Published on July 27th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

On June 21, every year all over France music fills the air. It is the Fete de la Musique celebration which takes place on the longest day of the year every summer. In the decade or... Read More


Uzes Market – South of France

Published on July 25th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

From our bedroom window in our delightful top floor apartment in the Place aux Herbes in the Duchy town of Uzes in the South of France, we have become attuned to the different noises that float... Read More

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