Salies-de-Béarn, my Béarnais favourite

May 25, 2017

Salies-de-Béarn, a small town in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques is not a million miles from Bordeaux, and at the end of the journey there is the discovery of an unanticipated setting, the discreet charm of a spa town and an atmosphere all its own.

Hidden treasures

May 23, 2017

The curious traveller doesn’t need to wander around hidden streets to find treasures, great and small, with understated charm.

Going about the city in search of unusual nooks and corners

May 15, 2017

Get away from Venice’s large spaces, the goal for most visitors, and you can wind your way through its narrow “calli” or streets. These often lead onto lovely squares where a solitary “vera da pozzo” (a traditional public well) stands. It’s there, you breathe in the essence of the city.

A Saturday in Verona

May 08, 2017

People from Verona love to pour into the town centre over the weekend. Whether for shopping, food, drink or fun, here’s a mini-guide for having a good Saturday night out in the city.

The altane of Venice

May 08, 2017

Seeing Venice from above is always spectacular. The eye skims over the city’s rooftops, each different from the other, while the steeples of the city’s many churches also rise right up, soaring skywards.



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