Welcome to our weekly series Hotel Tip of The Week. Being on the road every day of the year means we stay at countless hotels along the way. For all the run-of-the-mill spots, there are the absolute gems which tick all the boxes, culminating in a trip highlight, rather than just a place to stay. This week’s Hotel Tip: Belmonte Vacanze in Tuscany, Italy.
Join me on a culinary tour of Lombardy and Veneto, the two regions in northern Italy I visited this year. You’ll be surprised how much more there is than pizza and pasta!
The Via Amerina is an ancient Roman road that brings you from Assisi to Rome, passing through the rolling hills of Umbria and walking through small Italian towns…
The second part of my walk along the ancient Via Amerina to Rome. We’re now in Latium, getting closer to the papal audience in Rome, our final destination.
We have come across quite a few market oddities during our travels in Central America – a basket of live iguanas tied-up and ready to be cooked in Leon; fried grasshoppers and the last squeal of a pig’s life in Oaxaca – but never anything like what we saw in the Tuscan town of Lucca this week.
Attention cat lovers: The towns and villages in Tuscany are filled with cats. Italian mamas and grandmas love these four-legged cuddly animals as do we! Check out this cutie pie sunning himself under the Tuscan sun.
Last week I got to return to one of my favorite countries in the world: Italy! Not only did I ate copious amounts of pasta, but I also walked the historic Via Amerina to Rome.