Highlights Walk the lush rolling hills and meander in the Tuscan countryside Discover medieval towns with their fortified walls and meandering streets. Visit a living renaissance town overlooking the Val D’Orcia and landscapes made famous by 14th century painters. Visit churches quietly hiding some remarkable art. […]
At the top of my list of fabulous things is walking through Tuscany’s network of white roads. These winding routes were originally carved out centuries ago by the enigmatic Etruscans, and later expanded by the Romans so that their war horses and soldiers could reach all […]
While French wine tasters roll the wine around in their mouth and spit before tasting the next, this is definitely not the custom in Argentina. I spent a week cycling through Mendoza where lunch often included 5 or 6 wines, following which we’d cycle to another […]
Wine tasting etiquette. To spit or not to spit? On a recent walking holiday in Sicily I took a group to the Etna vineyards for a wine tasting adventure. Lava rich soil nourishes the grapes yielding a distinctive – and strong – flavour. Our group of […]
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