Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, like a beautiful woman that ha See more details


The Amalfi coast is unique in the world for its natural beauty, breath-taking views, colours and characteristic friendliness. Small picturesque fishing villages are scattered in clusters, upon the front face of the mountain. Villas, churches and corner shops are built cut out of the rock, on top o See more details


Florence, capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants, spreads on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. I t is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and cultu See more details

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the s See more details


Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than resid See more details


It's more than an island. Discover Sicily and discover the world. The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. The island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folk See more details


Tuscany is a charmed land, equally blessed by the genius of man and nature, and often by the combined efforts of both. Think of the vineyards: rows of baby green vines that manage somehow to march in arrow-straight formation up the gently rolling hillsides, bounded by single files of darker green See more details
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Hilltown Gems of Southern Tuscany


Montalcino is a 12th century walled town commanding a magnificent position. On approach the dramatic fortress, built by the Sienese republicans in the 14th century as protection against the Florentines, stands out boldly on the horizon. This is is our home for 7 days of exploring a region rich in history, expansive scenery, the finest fortress hill towns and a centuries old spa town.

Our accommodation for the week is a three-star family run hotel situated inside the walls close to central piazzas. Although operating as a hotel over many centuries, our rooms have been recently rejuvenated with every modern facility yet retain their original charm and atmosphere.


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