This week’s Polaroid features the medieval mountain town of Barga in northern Italy.
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.
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.
For those who haven’t been there, what they say about Tuscany really is true: gorgeous hills planted with olive trees and vineyards. While you could spend your trip in a rustic villa, swimming, sipping and sleeping the days away, taking in the culture and public life of Tuscany is fascinating. Read on for our top choices, which may surprise you…
The costs of traveling in Italy are right in the middle of the pack in terms of European travel, but the idea of luxurious villas and indulgent food and wine in Tuscany tends to scare off budget travelers. However, with just a little clever pre-planning, travelers in any budget range can discover this beautiful region on a shoestring, without sacrificing any of the indulgence that makes Tuscany a must-visit destination.